History Trivia / Quatermass

22nd Mar '18 4:00:26 AM LondonKdS
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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.
16th Jan '18 7:47:50 PM costanton11
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* Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover of the original band's only album.
1st Nov '17 8:51:31 PM LeeM
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* TheOtherDarrin: Not quite as bad as the serials, but the length of time between the two fifties films and 1967's ''Quatermass and the Pit'' meant Brian Donlevy was replaced by Andrew Keir. In other words, Quatermass changes from a scowling American in his mid-fifties to a fiery Scot of barely forty. Astonishingly, it works.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Not quite as bad as the serials, but the length of time between the two fifties films and 1967's ''Quatermass and the Pit'' meant Brian Donlevy was replaced by Andrew Keir. In other words, Quatermass changes from a scowling American in his mid-fifties to a fiery Scot of barely forty. Astonishingly, it works. (Even more astonishingly, when compared with the TV version Quatermass changes from a plummy-voiced Englishman to a Scotsman, speaking some of the same dialogue.)
20th Jun '17 7:55:37 AM Gosicrystal
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* 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.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: AccidentallyCorrectWriting: 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.
24th Jul '16 6:24:02 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.




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* YouLookFamiliar: Sladden the drill technician in ''Quatermass and the Pit'' is played by Duncan Lamont, who played Victor Carroon in the original BBC serial.
28th Apr '16 11:47:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]] as a journalist and [[Series/SteptoeAndSon Alfred Steptoe]] as a hobo in ''Quatermass II'' (TV version).
** The 2005 remake featured a pre-''[[Series/DoctorWho Who]]'' Creator/DavidTennant as Dr. Briscoe, [[Series/{{Rome}} Indira Varma]] as Judith Carroon, and Creator/MarkGatiss as Paterson.



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/DixonOfDockGreen George Dixon]] and [[UpstairsDownstairs Hudson the Butler]] in ''The Quatermas Xperiment'' (film version).
** [[Franchise/CarryOn Sid James]] in ''Quatermass 2'' (film version).
** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Walter Donovan]] as Colonel Breen and [[Series/BlakesSeven Roj Blake]] turn up in ''Quatermass and the Pit'' (film version).
28th Apr '16 11:42:44 AM dangerdan97
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* TheOtherDarrin: Not quite as bad as the serials, but the length of time between the two fifties films and 1967's ''Quatermass and the Pit'' meant Brian Donlevy was replaced by Andrew Keir. In other words, Quatermass changes from a scowling American to a fiery Scot. Astonishingly, it works.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Not quite as bad as the serials, but the length of time between the two fifties films and 1967's ''Quatermass and the Pit'' meant Brian Donlevy was replaced by Andrew Keir. In other words, Quatermass changes from a scowling American in his mid-fifties to a fiery Scot.Scot of barely forty. Astonishingly, it works.



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8th Feb '16 5:33:08 PM MarkLungo
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!![[Music/{{Quatermass}} Band]]
* Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover of the original band's only album.
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21st Oct '15 6:46:07 PM WarriorsGate
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* ActorAllusion: In the 2005 version, one of the actors referred to Creator/DavidTennant as "Doctor" rather than his character's name, in reference to a bit of [[Series/DoctorWho then-recent casting news]].
13th Feb '14 3:19:00 AM LondonKdS
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* DisownedAdaptation: Nigel Kneale was not impressed with the first two films.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Nigel Kneale was not impressed with the first two films.films, due to the casting of the American Brian Donleavy as Quatermass and to the rewrite of the ending of the first film to [[ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer the army just blowing the monster up]].
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