Our miniseries discussion begins with Childhood’s End Night 1: The Overlords in which Earth is visited by a supposedly benevolent alien fleet come to establish a Utopia – no war, no hunger, no disease. Ricky Stormgren acts as the Overlords’ spokesperson, but there are those in the Freedom League who resist being told what to do, even if it brings paradise.
Wasn’t that reveal at the end of the episode worth the wait? Charles Dance as Karellen is hard to beat! In this podcast, Mike, Dave, and Wayne discuss the implications of stopping human progress in its tracks and the right and wrong choices characters made along the way.
At the end of the podcast, we have some additional commentary from writer/executive producer Matthew Graham about how Karellen’s look was achieved. You won’t want to miss it![sc:ce]