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The Girl from Tomorrow Part II: Tomorrow's End
The Tomorrow's End title screen, styled in large and reflective silver letters, reflecting a large fire, title font on top of a background showing a dystopian Sydney, the Sydney Harbour Bridge in ruins,
Tomorrow's End title screen
Genre Science-Fiction/Time Travel/Adventure/Children's Television Series/Action
Created by
  • Mark Shirrefs
  • John Thomson
Written by
  • Mark Shirrefs
  • John Thomson
Directed by Noel Price
Starring
Voices of unknown as P.J.
Theme music composer Ian Davidson
Composer(s) Ian Davidson
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production
Producer(s)
  • Noel Price
  • Dennis Kiely
Editor(s) Kerry Regan
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 23–24 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
  • Nine Network Australia
  • Turkish Radio & Television (TRT)
  • Verenigde Arbeiders Radio Amateurs (VARA)
Release
Original network Channel Nine
(Australia)
Picture format PAL (576i)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 13 July (1993-07-13) – 29 September 1993 (1993-09-29)
Chronology
Preceded by The Girl from Tomorrow

The Girl from Tomorrow Part II: Tomorrow's End is an Australian children's television series created by Film Australia. The series is a sequel series to The Girl from Tomorrow, and was first broadcast in 1991.

The story follows on from the first series with new dangers and adventures, primarily focusing around the events in the year 2500.

Premise

At the end of the previous series, Jenny Kelly was badly injured in the final struggle with Silverthorn for the Time Capsule, and must be taken to the year 3000, to be healed there. The story picks up a month after Jenny and Alana arrive back to the year 3000. The scientists soon realise that their time travel experiments have gone wrong and that they have altered the course of history. They must send Jenny and Silverthorn back to their respective times, in order to restore the timeline. Silverthorn, having faked remorse for his crimes, has surreptitiously stolen instructions for building the Time Gate. With Silverthorn and Jenny back in their own times, Alana and Lorien (Catherine McClements) return to the year 3000, only to discover that it is a radioactive wasteland: The Great Disaster has destroyed the Southern Hemisphere as well as the Northern Hemisphere. They go back to 2500 and find that that era has not been altered, so they realise that it must be something Silverthorn does in 2500 that changes history and leads to The Great Disaster. In order to restore the timeline, Alana and Lorien must discover the cause of The Great Disaster, and prevent it.

The year 2500 is a polluted, miserable dystopia, where GlobeCorp owns everything, and the majority of people live in relative squalor. Clean water and uncontaminated food are hard to come by, although the elite enjoy life in comfortable skyscrapers, and the top leaders live in a colony on the moon.

With the help of Jenny and Nik, Alana must search for the cause of The Great Disaster, while evading capture by the GlobeCops and new villain Draco. They must also find a way to stop Silverthorn's plan to transport water from 1990 to the year 2500, which he does by using the Year 3000 information he has stolen to construct the Time Gate.

Character profiles

See also: The Girl from Tomorrow#Character profiles

James Rooney

James is the science teacher at the high school Jenny attends. Irene fell for him when she met him after enrolling Alana there. James helped all the others in their efforts to retrieve the Capsule so Alana could return home.

Draco

Draco is a manager of GlobeCorp, a company that runs the entire planet. He wants to get rid of Paradise and the other GlobeCorp leaders, so he could run GlobeCorp all by himself.

Nik

Nik is a fifteen-year-old boy from the year 2500. Nik helps out Jenny and Alana when they are both captured by GlobeCorp. Nik's grandmother, Maeve is the inventor of the first Transducer.

Lorien

Lorien is one of Alana's guardians while she is living on Earth. She is also Bruno's assistant on the Time Travel Project.

Technology in the year 2500

In the year 2500, technology is more advanced than in 1990. Some of the technology is described below.

Laser pistols

The most often used weapon in use in the year 2500 is the laser pistol. When the pistol is used, the trigger is held, allowing energy to build up within the target, and when the trigger is released the energy within the object causes it to explode.

Storeman

Molecular Level Music Storage Unit. A device in the year 2500 which is used to play and store music. The sphere glows different colors as it plays. Seen once in episode '202 - The End of Everything,' the second episode of this series.

Drone

This object works as a camera. It has the shape of a red tube. It has a microphone and also has the ability to be far from its operator, which makes it a great spying device.

The Modification Chamber

This is where the process of "Modification" takes place, a euphemism for brainwashing. This process is used on anybody who has been arrested. The person is placed in the chamber and when the machine is activated they are bathed in white light; this process freezes the subject's mind. This essentially removes the person's free will. After the process the person will obey simple commands and they are then put to work doing menial tasks.

Technology in the year 3000

In the year 3000, all scientific experiments and technological advancements are carried out within the Science Dome. One area within the Science Dome is the Time Laboratory. This is where all time travel experiments are performed. Technology used in the laboratory includes the Time Capsule, and the temporal flux generators, as well as other diagnostic tools. Below follows a short list of significant technology used in the future.

Only the new technology of the Time Gate and the Sentinel is described in this article, for other technology from the year 3000 see

See also: The Girl from Tomorrow#Technology in the year 3000

The Time Gate

The Time Gate is another of Bruno's inventions. It is another time-travel device. It is an energy doorway which can be used to travel through time as easily as stepping through a door. Temporal co-ordinates are entered into the Time Gate via a numerical keypad. When the co-ordinates have been input into the Time Gate, beams of energy begin to flash within the confines of the Gate getting faster until a wormhole-like portal appears. The user can then step from one time to another by walking through the Gate.

Sentinel

The sentinel is a device from the year 3000. When programmed, it will follow a person who may wish to cause harm to others, and will prevent them from causing harm. If somebody feels threatened and calls for help the sentinel will activate and fire an energy beam and the person will freeze, thus preventing them from causing possible harm. Once activated it can only be deactivated via the use of a Transducer.

Episode list

Episode Summary
201 Jenny wakes up in the year 3000 and begins learning to use a Transducer. Silverthorn claims he has amnesia and everyone but Jenny believes him. As they are reviewing the data stored in the Time Capsule, it becomes clear that the past has been altered. Lorien hurries to return Jenny and Silverthorn to their respective times and Alana comes along. Silverthorn, still claiming amnesia, asks Lorien to help him find a safe place in 2500. Silverthorn tricks Lorien and Alana and steals their Transducers.
202 Jenny meets a boy named Nik in the year 2500 and learns that the entire world is controlled by a corporate named Globlecorp. The leaders live in a colony on the moon and most of the rest of the people live in horrible conditions scavenging food and water. When Silverthorn and his thugs show up to try to regain control of the Time Capsule, Jenny convinces Nik to help her defeat Silverthorn in exchange for a few cups of clean water. Meanwhile, Alana and Lorien manage to escape from Silverthorn and return to the Time Capsule. Alana and Lorien drop Jenny off in 1990 and return to the year 3000 where everything is different.
203 In the year 3000, Alana and Lorien realize the whole world is now a radioactive wasteland. They take the Capsule back to 2500 and try to determine what Silverthorn did to change the future. Lorien and Alana are captured by Globlecorp police and Lorien is "modified". Alana escapes and begins wandering through 2500. Silvertorn finds P.J. and reveals that he stole the plans for the Time Gate from 3000. Alana tries to recruit Nik to help her stop Silverthorn.
204 Silverthorn has built the Time Gate and tests it as Nik and Alana watch. Nik and Alana try to report Silverthorn to GlobleCorp for theft, but are almost arrested. Silverthorn uses the Time Gate to travel back to 1990, reconnects with Eddie and has Eddie steal the limo from in front of the Kellys. Petey breaks into Silverthorn's house to try to get his toys back from the limo and sees Silverthorn and Eddie. He follows them to a warehouse full of toys. In 2500, Alana and Nik find the Time Gate at the location of Silverthorn's old house just as the GlobleCorp police arrive to arrest Silverthorn's minnions. As Alana tries to disable the Time Gate, Silverthorn returns.
205 Silverthorn is arrested, Alana and Nik try to open the time capsule and have a fight. Silverthorn is about to be modified when he agrees to help Draco get water. Nik stumbles up Silverthorn's gang and agrees to help Alana. Eddie buys the toy warehouse as Petey and Jenny investigate. Silverthorn starts shipping water to the future and Petey gets caught in mid transport. Jenny goes in after him and takes PJ with her. In 2500 Nik and Alana save Jenny from Draco's men. Petey gets captured as Draco demands Silverthorn bring more water.
206 Alana, Jenny and Nik attempt to rescue Petey who has been captured by Globecorp and taken to Draco. Jenny injures herself badly while attempting to rescue Lorien.  Jenny and Nik go and visit his Grandmother Maeve to tend to Jenny’s wound. Jenny identifies what Maeve has created is the first Transducer and asks Maeve to borrow it so she can try and rescue Petey.  Petey spies on Draco telling Silverthorn his plans to take over Globecorp.
207 After speaking to Petey after Alana finds him in Draco’s apartment, Alana realises that Draco’s plans to destroy the peace platforms will ultimately case the great disaster. Silverthorn travels back to 1990 to try and locate nuclear weapons. Eddie believes the US Navy who happens to be docked in Sydney port may prove the answer. Draco knowing that Petey has been talking to Alana hypnotises him and gives him a special comminutor to contact him when he has located the time capsule. While making there escape through the Globecorp basement to meet Jenny a guard catches them.
208 Alana, Jenny and Nik without knowing it are allowed to escape from Globlecorp with Lorien. As the transducer prototype cannot unfreeze Lorien’s mind, Alana is forced to leave her at Nik’s grandmothers while they return to the time capsule. Petey uses the watch Draco gave him to alert Draco of the location of the time capsule. Draco, Silverthorn travel back to 1990 through the time gate where Draco double crosses Silverthorn. Alana, Jenny and Nik follow them and free Silverthorn after he agrees to inform them how Draco will get Nuclear weapons. On the way to the docks to stop him, Silverthorn gets them stopped by the police for careless driving.
209 Stopped by the police, Alana uses her transducer to create a distraction allowing Silverthorn and herself to escape. Alana causes a distraction with her transducer to escape from the police. Draco and his men use 2500 technology to steal the nuclear war heads in front of guard, protestors and sailors, Nik and Jenny try and to stop them taking the war heads through the time gate but are unable to. Jenny is kidnapped by Draco and Nik manages to jump through to avoid being stranded in 1990.  Escaping from Draco’s men Nik returns to his grandmothers and takes Lorien to the time capsule to return to 1990.  Barley escaping Vance and Globe cops he manages to travel back to 1990 leaving the time capsule in a rubbish dump, he makes his way to the docks he is too late and can only watch them already leaving weapons in hand.
210 Returning to the warehouse Nik watches his previous self-follow Jenny through the time gate, there he reunites with Alana, Eddie and Silverthorn. In 2500 Draco threatens Jenny with having Petey walk out of a high storey window unless Jenny teaches him how to use the transducer, when Petey refuses to do this they are both sent to be modified. In 1990 Alana, Eddie, Nik and Silverthorn make their way to the rubbish dump only to find the capsule being taken away by police. They all head to the Keli Deli where Alana convinces Mr Rooney to come with them to the police station to get the capsule back.  They retrieve the capsule and take it to the Global and Interstellar research building which will in 2500 become Globecorp. In 2500 Jenny attempts to use PJ to stop the machine from modifying Petey.
211 Jenny realises that the PJ has stopped the modification when Petey winks at her.  After Taking the Time Capsule to the top of the Globecorp building in 1990 and giving a brief scene for the benefit of the building staff, Alana, Nik and Silverthorn travel to 2500 despite the capsule almost not making the Journey from being damaged earlier by Draco’s men. They cannot locate Jenny and are subsequently captured by Draco’s guards.  Silverthorn Reveals a Trick by Jenny and PJ to Draco allowing her to be captured as well but then turns on Draco himself.  Pleading with Draco that he is starting the great disaster Alana tries to stop him blowing up the Northern hemisphere’s peace platform, but he disregards her pleas.  After the Peace platform is blow up a video message from an official in London reveals that the whole Northern Hemisphere is dying, proving the Great Disaster has started.  As the seconded ship has already taken off and is on route to the Southern peace platform it looks as though the whole world will be destroyed.
212 Draco strikes a deal with Silverthorn to escape into the past as it seems that the second spaceship cannot be stopped. Managing to recover both the transducers from Silverthorn as he escapes she tries to use hers to send PJ onto the rocket to change its flight coordinates, but she cannot push him far enough to reach it. Not wanting to abandon her friend to die in the future and return to her time Jenny convinces Alana to try and mind link with the transducers enhancing their power and allowing PJ to reach the rocket.  This is a success and PJ diverts the rocket away from the peace platform, however, PJ changing course activates the nuclear weapon and the rocket explodes with PJ Frozen to it. With the fate of the planet secured Alana, Jenny and Nik try to capture Draco and Silverthorn but can only watch them walk through the time gate into the past.  Expecting to arrive in 1990 both are confused as to where they are until the Children advise them they have been sent to 5 Million BCE, and subsequently strand them there. Lorien is unmodified Jenny and Petey travel back through the time gate to 1990 after everybody says an emotional goodbye. The time gate is destroyed and Alana and Lorien Just manage to travel back to the year 3000 in the severely damaged time capsule.

Sometime later Alana and Jenny both unable to sleep in their respective times gaze up at the moon and say a final goodbye.

Broadcast

Tomorrow's End was broadcast on the Nine Network in 1991, and was later shown in the United Kingdom between 13 July 1993 and 20 August 1993.

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