History Franchise / Quatermass

24th Jul '16 6:22:32 PM PaulA
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* MarketBasedTitle: The films were retitled ''The Creeping Unknown'', ''Enemy from Space'', and ''Five Million Years to Earth'' on US release, since Quatermass wasn't a selling point outside the UK.



* YouLookFamiliar: Sladden the drill technician in ''Quatermass and the Pit'' is played by Duncan Lamont, who played Victor Carroon in the original BBC serial.
24th Jul '16 6:21:39 PM PaulA
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* HeroicSacrifice: Dr. Roney in ''Quatermass and the Pit''. Also, [[spoiler: Quatermass and possibly his granddaughter in ''Quatermass'' (it doesn't seem that she actually knew what that big red button was for).]]

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Dr. Roney in ''Quatermass and the Pit''. Also, [[spoiler: Quatermass Pit''.
** In ''Quatermass'', [[spoiler:Quatermass himself
and possibly his granddaughter in ''Quatermass'' (it doesn't seem that she actually knew what that big red button was for).]]for)]].
24th Jul '16 12:34:19 PM LondonKdS
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* CoolGuns: Kickalong prominently uses a Sterling in several scenes in ''Quatermass''.


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* PathOfInspiration: The Planet People in ''Quatermass'' are a sect influenced by aliens to voluntarily submit themselves for consumption.
24th Jul '16 12:30:39 PM LondonKdS
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* BigRedButton: The nuke detonator in ''Quatermass'' has one.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Twice in ''Quatermass'':
** [[spoiler:Annie gets either knocked out or killed in a sudden head-on crash with a Land Rover driven by possessed soldiers, and then gets incinerated by an alien energy bolt]]
** [[spoiler:Joe Kapp gets ready to heroically sacrifice himself as a backup to Quatermass to ensure the nuke is detonated, but is casually shot dead by Kickalong when the Planet People invade the observatory grounds.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: Dr. Roney in ''Quatermass and the Pit''. Also, [[spoiler: Quatermass and his granddaughter in ''Quatermass''.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: Dr. Roney in ''Quatermass and the Pit''. Also, [[spoiler: Quatermass and possibly his granddaughter in ''Quatermass''.''Quatermass'' (it doesn't seem that she actually knew what that big red button was for).]]
21st Oct '15 6:39:48 PM WarriorsGate
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* BadassGrandpa: In the fourth serial, Quatermass deduces that only old people can withstand the alien influence and gets to work assembling a team of them to save the day.




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* WriterOnBoard: The fourth, self-titled serial: "Hippie teenagers are terrifying, lawless punks with no respect for anything and when the chips are down only a scientific team made up entirely of old people ignored by the world are capable of saving it."
28th Jul '15 4:45:23 AM LondonKdS
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Gustav Holst's "Mars: Bringer of War" from ''The Planets'' is the theme for the first two serials and the 2005 remake.


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* RealSongThemeTune: Gustav Holst's "Mars: Bringer of War" from ''The Planets'' is the theme for the first two serials and the 2005 remake.
10th May '15 6:00:15 PM bombadil211
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''The Quatermass Experiment'' was remade for television by the BBC in 2005 as a single feature-length drama, with the spy subplot and some comic material edited out to save time. For added conformity to the original, this version was broadcast live (the first live drama broadcast on the BBC for many years, with the exception of filmed stage plays) with no special effects that would have been unavailable for TV in 1953. Notable amongst the cast is a pre-''[[Series/DoctorWho Who]]'' Creator/DavidTennant.

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''The Quatermass Experiment'' was remade for television by the BBC in 2005 as a single feature-length drama, with the spy subplot and some comic material edited out to save time. For added conformity to the original, this version was broadcast live (the first live drama broadcast on the BBC for many years, with the exception of filmed stage plays) with no special effects that would have been unavailable for TV in 1953. Notable amongst the cast is a pre-''[[Series/DoctorWho Who]]'' Creator/DavidTennant.
Creator/DavidTennant, who'd been cast in [[Series/DoctorWho Who]] just before the broadcast.
8th May '15 8:51:28 AM LondonKdS
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* SinisterSubway: ''Quatermass and the Pit''.

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* SinisterSubway: ''Quatermass and the Pit''.Pit'' replaces the ordinary building site of the TV show with a London Underground station being reconstructed for an extension, making the scenes even creepier.
2nd Feb '15 9:10:32 PM LeeM
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The Quatermass serials were very successful, and broke the ground for original science fiction on television (previous TV SF had either been children's telefantasy or adapted from literature). As one instance of the series' influence, 1970s ''Series/DoctorWho'' owes a huge debt to Kneale and Quatermass, both in the types of stories being told and in the willingness of BBC executives to let the series tell them.

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The Quatermass serials were very successful, and broke the ground for original science fiction on television (previous TV SF had either been children's telefantasy or adapted from literature). As one instance of the series' influence, 1970s ''Series/DoctorWho'' owes a huge debt to Kneale and Quatermass, both in the types of stories being told and in the willingness of BBC executives to let the series tell them.
them. (Kneale himself was reportedly unimpressed by this, feeling that ''Doctor Who'' was stealing his ideas.)
2nd Feb '15 9:06:01 PM LeeM
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** The three 1950s serials, as was usual in those days because the video recorder hadn't been invented yet.[[note]]The first videotape machines were used in the US in 1958, the same year as the third ''Quatermass'' serial, but the BBC didn't acquire some until a few years later.[[/note]] The second and third serials did include some scenes that were filmed in advance, with the film being played back and fed into the live broadcast feed at the appropriate point.

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** The three 1950s serials, as was usual in those days because the video recorder hadn't been invented yet.[[note]]The first videotape machines were used in the US in 1958, the same year as the third ''Quatermass'' serial, but the BBC didn't acquire some until a few years later.[[/note]] The second and third serials did include some scenes that were filmed in advance, with the film being played back and fed into the live broadcast feed at the appropriate point. [[note]]This resulted in a drop in picture quality on the film recordings of the live episodes, but most of the film sequences for ''Quatermass and the Pit'' survived and were reinserted into the remastered DVD.[[/note]]
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