Big alien machines on three legs (Tripods) have conquered the Earth. The show is set in the year 2089 where it is widely accepted by the humans to be controlled by the Tripods with "caps", attached to a child's head, when it turns 14. Will and Henry are trying to escape from being capped and find a promised place where it is told that free men are fighting the machines.\

The Tripods - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 1984-09-15

The Tripods - Fighting machine (The War of the Worlds) - Netflix

The Fighting Machine (also known as “Tripod”) is one of the fictional machines used by the Martians in H.G. Wells' 1898 classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds. It is a fast-moving, three-legged walker, reported to be 100 feet tall, with multiple whip-like tentacles used for grasping, and two lethal weapons: the heat-ray and a gun-like tube used for discharging canisters of a poisonous chemical black smoke that kills humans and animals. It is the primary machine the Martians use when they invade Earth, along with the handling machine, the flying machine, and the embankment machine.

The Tripods - War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008 film) - Netflix

In the Asylum's 2008 sequel War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave, the walkers are tripods called squid-walkers, and are capable of flight. Unlike the first film, the Martians do not control the fighting machines directly from the inside but manipulate cyborgs by remote control. A heat-ray is attached to the walkers, as well as a kind of ray that teleports humans directly to the alien mothership, where humans are then drained of their blood to feed the invaders. Whereas Wells' fighting machines carried cages to hold captured humans, these tripods place humans directly into the tripods' interiors. These appear organic, with no windows or controls, and the walls absorb anyone unlucky enough to touch them, sending them to an unknown destination.

The Tripods - References - Netflix