Is Heroes kind of a ripoff of this series?
Bit of an update but still a kids show.
Nah. Heroes is more like super-heroes, who engage in violence as part of the genre. The Tomorrow People are totally pacifistic. Plus, the Tomorrow People are the next stage in evolution, which is identical to the X-Men from Marvel Comics. The X-Men debuted in 1963.share
I'd say Heroes is more a rip off of X-Men or The 4400.share
Well 4400 came out decades later than either the X-men or the Original Tommorrow People.share
I don't know. My first impression was yes because the first thing I thought about when I watched it was the Tomorrow People. Sure they are more "violent" now - but I often wonder if the TP had continued till now if they would have become "rougher" over time.share
There is no such thing as the word rip off in story telling or tv/film entertainment. Every idea is taken from other ideas which rpeceeded it. If we said heroes is ripoff of anything, it would be the millions and millions of various superhero story lines in comic books.
Even the great stan lee who invented marvel superheroes admitted that he jumped on the radiation is bad bandwagon that was popular in the 1950's. Back in the 50's almost every movie had some radioactive beast in it that was ravaging the earth, all stan did was say what would happen if radiation (in different forms
) gave human beings powers. Every marvel superhero character is the by product of radiation (captian America gets abilities form vita particles, the hulk and gama rays, Iron man and his nuclear heart, spiderman and the radioactive spider).
There is no such thing as ripping someone off unless you literally name fiction characters you create after characters and storylines someone else created. That is plagerizing. But if you want to write your own underground superhero network story go ahead.
Iron man and his nuclear heart...
Indeed, it is natural to him. Just like being a Mutant is natural for Mutants, or being a Tomorrow Person is natural for them. Define "natural" and all of a sudden a lot of heroes are on that level, but Iron Man put a radioactive device into his chest cavity to keep himself alive leading back to the whole Stan Lee took this bit.
That is creation and storytelling, challenging us to re-look at what we think is real, and consider the possibilities. As long as you succeed in that does it matter if someone had a similar idea?
Heroes had people of all ages, and these people were ostensibly teenagers (though most of them seem to have actually been in their twenties at least) and had the same powers.