History Franchise / Quatermass

20th Feb '17 4:47:55 AM LondonKdS
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* DeathOfAChild: In ''Quatermass'', Joe Kapp's wife and children are killed off-screen in an alien bombardment.
6th Dec '16 3:34:30 PM LondonKdS
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* CompilationMovie: ''The Quatermass Conclusion'' is an odd example, since the original serial was deliberately written and shot so that it could be edited down into a much shorter movie. An interesting idea, and it ''almost'' worked.

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* CompilationMovie: ''The Quatermass Conclusion'' is an odd example, since the original serial was deliberately written and shot so that it could be edited down into a much shorter movie.movie (the section with the old people in the scrapyard was specifically written to be cuttable without affecting the plot too much). An interesting idea, and it ''almost'' worked.
1st Oct '16 3:52:29 PM LeeM
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** In ''Quatermass'', [[spoiler:Quatermass himself and possibly his granddaughter (it doesn't seem that she actually knew what that big red button was for)]].

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** In ''Quatermass'', [[spoiler:Quatermass himself and possibly his granddaughter (it doesn't seem that she actually knew what that big red button was for)]].for, although the novelization claims "she knew because he knew")]].
16th Aug '16 4:04:47 AM GojiBiscuits
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* AstralProjection: In the climax of ''The Pit'', a Martian (whether real or just a manifestation of the spaceship) appears in this way.
25th Jul '16 2:58:20 PM LondonKdS
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* SpontaneousHumanCombustion: In ''Quatermass'', the sole survivor of an alien attack suddenly explodes into ash a couple of days later.
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."
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