History Franchise / Quatermass

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]]
4th Dec '14 5:03:20 PM Anicomicgeek
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The first three serials were successfully remade as films by Franchise/{{Hammer|Horror}}, two of which were scripted by Kneale himself. The fourth was re-edited directly into a film-length version, titled ''The Quatermass Conclusion'', and given a limited theatrical release.

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The first three serials were successfully remade as films by Franchise/{{Hammer|Horror}}, Film/{{Hammer|Horror}}, two of which were scripted by Kneale himself. The fourth was re-edited directly into a film-length version, titled ''The Quatermass Conclusion'', and given a limited theatrical release.
3rd Dec '14 9:48:26 AM Anicomicgeek
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The first three serials were successfully remade as films by [[HammerHorror Hammer]], two of which were scripted by Kneale himself. The fourth was re-edited directly into a film-length version, titled ''The Quatermass Conclusion'', and given a limited theatrical release.

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The first three serials were successfully remade as films by [[HammerHorror Hammer]], Franchise/{{Hammer|Horror}}, two of which were scripted by Kneale himself. The fourth was re-edited directly into a film-length version, titled ''The Quatermass Conclusion'', and given a limited theatrical release.



* AccidentallyAccurate: In ''Quatermass and the Pit'' (1967), the protagonists uncover remains of primitive humans from five million years ago. The characters state that no such remains have ever been found back that far in time before. In 1974, Lucy would be found and she would be the oldest human/hominid remains at 3.2 million years until even earlier specimens were found, making the concept of humans being in existence five million years ago well within possibility.
31st Mar '14 12:20:01 AM PaulA
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* CircleOfStandingStones:
** In the forth serial, standing stones and other ancient sites turn out to be warning markers at places where an alien device killed people in the past - and is doing so again.
** In the miniseries/movie ''The Quatermass Conclusion'' young people are drawn to stone circles and apparently ascended to a higher plane. But all is not as it seems.

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* CircleOfStandingStones:
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CircleOfStandingStones: In the forth serial, standing stones fourth serial (also released in re-edited form as a movie, and other ancient sites turn out to be warning markers at places where an alien device killed people in the past - and is doing so again.
** In the miniseries/movie
variously called ''The Quatermass Conclusion'' or just ''Quatermass''), young people are drawn to stone circles and apparently ascended to a higher plane. But all is not as it seems. It is eventually revealed that standing stones and other ancient sites [[spoiler:are warning markers at places where an alien device killed people in the past -- and is doing so again]].
30th Mar '14 10:26:29 PM Tallens
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* CircleOfStandingStones:
** In the forth serial, standing stones and other ancient sites turn out to be warning markers at places where an alien device killed people in the past - and is doing so again.
** In the miniseries/movie ''The Quatermass Conclusion'' young people are drawn to stone circles and apparently ascended to a higher plane. But all is not as it seems.
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