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Servorobot wrote:Finished 4.

The ending to episode 3 is truly horrific and proves once again that this is not a children’s show.

Excellent stuff, probably my second favourite.

On to 3.
Hurrah!

3 though? I am pretty sure 5 comes after 4. :?

Next week, the BBC serial Quatermass 2
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Er, yes. I got a bit confused.

On to 3, I mean 5!

I don’t think I’ve got Quatermass 2. I’ve got the Hammer film though.
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Berg, Servo, berg...

Or they are on video motion, this is just the first one:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xes8u7
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Just finished The Trap.

It's good but it dragged. And it didn't make much sense - it certainly didn't when I saw it in 1982.

Quatermass - why don't we do the lot? By which I mean we watch whatever we've got on doovde? I'm fortunate in that I've got the BBC trilogy plus the first two films.
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Can do. Might as well wait till Monday (?) so people can get the rest of SS or inferno out the way. Any particular order or just a free for all?
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shuzbot wrote:Berg, Servo, berg...

Or they are on video motion, this is just the first one:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xes8u7
I did have it. I had all of them, but I may have stupidly got rid of it when I bought the Quatermass and the Pit blu-ray.

Either that or I can’t find it. I can’t find the A for Andromeda DVD either and I definitely didn’t get rid of that.
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Hammond reckons Silver was supposed to be locked up with them cos he could have got them out. Interesting doco.
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Just watched the documentary, although I felt it was too soundbite and not enough depth. I'd have liked Hammond to have gone a bit more in depth into his thinking behind some of the stories, especially "The Girls who gave them Flowers" ...

Quatermass. Me, I'll work my way through in order, although I don't have the third film and I don't consider the John Mills one as it's not BBC. Whatever works for everyone else is fine - I just suggested a free for all to give everyone a chance with what they have in their collections, although I was planning on watching the surviving Experiment episodes to give some context.

There's also the Hammer film "X the Unknown" which they wrote as a Quatermass until Nigel Kneale told them to feck off nicking his IP and they redid it with a different boffin. It's actually rather good, although a bit creaky. Fun fact - it also features a young Frazer Hines.

At a real stretch, there's the audio serial "The Slide" by Victor Pemberton, which was allegedly written for Who but David Whitaker rejected it, so it got reworked as an audio, made by BBC radio, and then Pemberton rewrote it yet again and resubmitted it as "Fury from the Deep". Fun fact - Roger Delgado is the Doctor substitute in The Slide.
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Yeah, the SS doco was very lite, wasn't sure if it was a DVD extra from somewhere.

I will skip the fourth Quatermass one, only seen it once and that was enough. Never seen the 2005 remake but haven't heard good things about it.

Do you not like the Hammer version of the Pit? I always quite liked it, even though it loses a fair bit compared to the TV version.
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Not sure but I suspect that the youtube one is the same one on the Network DVD.

The film version of The Pit was my first exposure to Quatermass but I'm not a fan of the third story. I've got the first two films because the first serial largely doesn't exist and the second because Kneale wrote the screenplay and, Brian Donlevy and the BFO black bag monsters aside, is a pretty decent film adaptation. And Sid James is in it in a rare straight role (he's the film version of Roger Delgado).

I'm trying to forget that the 2005 version exists. Full marks for trying but really, a remake done as a 1950s period piece would have been so much better - especially with Micheal Kitchen as Quatermass. The less said about BBC4's abysmal attempt at A for Andromeda the better.
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The Wooksta! wrote:Not sure but I suspect that the youtube one is the same one on the Network DVD.

The film version of The Pit was my first exposure to Quatermass but I'm not a fan of the third story. I've got the first two films because the first serial largely doesn't exist and the second because Kneale wrote the screenplay and, Brian Donlevy and the BFO black bag monsters aside, is a pretty decent film adaptation. And Sid James is in it in a rare straight role (he's the film version of Roger Delgado).

I'm trying to forget that the 2005 version exists. Full marks for trying but really, a remake done as a 1950s period piece would have been so much better - especially with Micheal Kitchen as Quatermass. The less said about BBC4's abysmal attempt at A for Andromeda the better.
I’ve got all the Hammer adaptions, plus X the Unknown as a bonus feature on the Quatermass Xperiment blu-ray (which also has Quatermass 2 as a bonus feature).
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The sky’s the limit on what we could do after Quatermass.

The Andromeda Breakthrough.

Select episodes of The Avengers.

Some Gerry Anderson.

Select Blake’s 7.

It really depends on what people have and feel like rewatching.
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I keep trying the Omega Man, but it just bores the pants off me
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shuzbot wrote:I keep trying the Omega Man, but it just bores the pants off me
The Charlton Heston film?
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shuzbot wrote:I keep trying the Omega Man, but it just bores the pants off me
The Charlton Heston film?
No, what's that TV series, late-seventies with Louise Jameson in?
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shuzbot wrote:
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shuzbot wrote:I keep trying the Omega Man, but it just bores the pants off me
The Charlton Heston film?
No, what's that TV series, late-seventies with Louise Jameson in?

The Omega Factor. :)
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Bingo!
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If you've got Breakthrough, you really need to watch A for Andromeda, because it's a direct sequel. TBH, I'd like to watch the latter again, because despite being a recon it's easy to watch and just zips by.
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Look you lot. Not got time really for all this rewatch stuff, much as I love the idea. but really it's simple. There is no Quatermass that isn't at least good. The Hammer films are great, including X the Unknown, and the Euston Films one with John Mills? Not BBC? Well, it was supposed to be once upon a time and is every bit as good as the rest. I mean, it's bloody superb!!

Omega MAN with Chuck Heston? Classic.

Just sayin'... :)
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paulhickling wrote:Look you lot. Not got time really for all this rewatch stuff, much as I love the idea. but really it's simple. There is no Quatermass that isn't at least good. The Hammer films are great, including X the Unknown, and the Euston Films one with John Mills? Not BBC? Well, it was supposed to be once upon a time and is every bit as good as the rest. I mean, it's bloody superb!!

Omega MAN with Chuck Heston? Classic.

Just sayin'... :)
Well that's me told. :lol:

Noticed how you left out the 2005 BBC remake ;)
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