The New People

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The New People was a short-lived 1969 American television series on ABC that focused on a group of young college students who were returning from a trip in Southeast Asia when their plane crashed on an island in the south Pacific Ocean, killing some of the college students and all but one of the adults. The only surviving adult was badly injured, and after he died, the surviving students were the only human life remaining on the island.

The pilot episode was written by Rod Serling.

The concept of having all the adults killed off leaving only the young people to survive was not a new one. This concept was also used in William G. Golding's 1954 novel Lord of the Flies.

External link

  • TV Obscurities web site (http://www.tvobscurities.com/shows/new_people.php) contains more information on this series as well as other unusual shows.

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