Quatermass and the Pit
I loved the Quatermass series on our b&w TV.
Deliciously scary at the time.
Quatermass & the Pit was my favourite.
Like most things from that era, they would seem very dated now though.
has actually aged pretty damned well, better than some Doctor Who
stories which came a decade after. Can't say the same thing for the first two serials, although I have to admit that the effect of the aliens in the dome and the dome exploding in Quatermass II
was pretty good. And that title sequence for Quatermass II
was so simple, and yet effective...
pip wrote: Tonyblack wrote:
Did anyone see A for Andromeda, written by Fred Hoyle, back in the early 60s? That's another series that the Beeb have carelessly lost.
Its available on dvd
Only the sixth episode of A for Andromeda
exists any more, though a few film extracts here and there exist from other episodes, including the end of the final episode.
I don't have the DVD, though I can get it from the library, or a friend. But I have the novelisation of the serial, which I read a few months back. A bit old-fashioned, but Fred Hoyle had a brilliant scientific mind, if only he didn't stick to the damned Steady State Theory... Still, it's been an inspiration for my own writing.