The Best Episodes of Childhood's End

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2018

Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

The Overlords

#1 - The Overlords

Season 1 - Episode 1

An alien presence arrives on Earth with the intention to end all suffering and guide humanity into a utopia. But when the aliens refuse to reveal their appearance, some wonder if this dream is instead a nightmare.

star 7.89
1,300 votes
Directors: Nick Hurran
Writers: Matthew Graham
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The Deceivers

#2 - The Deceivers

Season 1 - Episode 2

Now living in a golden age of peace, some humans begin to notice changes in their children that lead them to question the aliens' motivations.

star 7.69
1,125 votes
Directors: Nick Hurran
Writers: Matthew Graham
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The Children

#3 - The Children

Season 1 - Episode 3

A new age dawns as children begin to exhibit advanced abilities. But what does this mean for the future of humanity?

star 7.44
1,112 votes
Directors: Nick Hurran
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