The Quatermass serials...

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Postby pip » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:47 pm

It is a mish mash of surviving material as QM says. Sadly only bits and pieces survive. Problem with the bloody DVD is it only says this in tiny letters on the back.
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Postby Quatermass » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:04 pm

pip wrote:It is a mish mash of surviving material as QM says. Sadly only bits and pieces survive. Problem with the bloody DVD is it only says this in tiny letters on the back.


I believe that there were two remakes that survived, one done for Italian television, and a much abbreviated remake in the style of the remake of The Quatermass Experiment.

And I reckon that the people who created Species owe a lot to A for Andromeda.
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:23 am

ARISE, OH DEAD THREAD, ARRIIIIIIISE!!!

*coughing, retching*

Oh f**k me, yelling is bad for my throat.

Anyway, I'm necro'ing this thread, just in case anyone wants to add anything.

Well, I recently read the novelisation for the A for Andromeda sequel, The Andromeda Breakthrough (the title of the novelisation, annoyingly, omits the 'The' at the start :x ).
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Postby DaveC » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:29 am

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Re: The Quatermass serials...

Postby Tiffany » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:18 am

Quatermass wrote:Okay, who here has actually watched any of the Quatermass serials from which I take my username? I've watched the two surviving episodes of the original The Quatermass Experiment, Quatermass and the Pit, and the remake of The Quatermass Experiment. I also have scriptbooks for the first three serials, and the novelisation of the third. The first serial scriptbook was hardest to find, but I found it in an Oxfam bookshop near the British Museum (during a trip to the UK in 2009) for the princely sum of 6 pounds, or $15 Australian at the time.



I watched them all on TV at the time they were shown. It was compulsive viewing & they were even more scary at that time than Dr. Who.
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Postby Tiffany » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:20 am

Whoops, already added my tuppence worth previously. Never mind!
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Postby Quatermass » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:40 am

DaveC wrote:Thought this might interest you Q. :D

http://www.empireonline.com/empireblogs/empire-states/post/p1147


Huh.

Still, I can't find the Quatermass films in Australia. In fact, I tried to order the fourth and final serial through JB Hi-Fi, told that it was a deleted title with one copy left in Newcastle (I live a long way away from Newcastle), and then, I found out it was already put aside for some other customer. :evil:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:12 pm

Seen them all, The Quatermass Experiment I liked the best, the original B&W one.
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Postby Quatermass » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:35 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Seen them all, The Quatermass Experiment I liked the best, the original B&W one.


That's the film, right? The serial no longer exists except as crappy telerecordings of the first two episodes... :?
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Postby meerkat » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:25 am

It was very scary in b/w! :shock: I was only young then.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:06 pm

Quatermass wrote:
Who's Wee Dug wrote:Seen them all, The Quatermass Experiment I liked the best, the original B&W one.


That's the film, right? The serial no longer exists except as crappy telerecordings of the first two episodes... :?
it was on the Beeb in B&W a long time ago. Image :)
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Postby Quatermass » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:19 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:
Quatermass wrote:
Who's Wee Dug wrote:Seen them all, The Quatermass Experiment I liked the best, the original B&W one.


That's the film, right? The serial no longer exists except as crappy telerecordings of the first two episodes... :?
it was on the Beeb in B&W a long time ago. Image :)


I know, and I envy anyone who saw the whole serial. :( All I have is the scriptbook.
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Re: The Quatermass serials...

Postby pip » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:47 am

Found an of copy of the Quatermass Experiment 1955 film on a friend of a friends computer . I'll get around to it at some point :D
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