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Quatermass on BBC7

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    Amazon.co.uk, are knocking out the BFI/BBC collected edition of the original 3 TV series, at the very reasonable price of £10.98 (delivery free in the UK).

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quatermass-C...6815608&sr=8-1

    I'm watching my copy, right now.

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  • manmiles
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    Originally posted by demos99
    Originally posted by manmiles
    Speaking of Quatermass, did anyone see the Live Remake they did of The Quatermass Experiment on BBC 4 back in April?
    Yes, it was...interesting, I think is the polite way of putting it. The performances were very good (esp. good to see David Tennant in something apart from Casanova as he'd just been announced as the next Doctor Who) but I do wish it hadn't been 'filmised' since that meant the whole thing looked recorded and didn't have that 'real time' look of video. The ending with Quatermass in the Turbine Room at Tate Modern was also disappointing ultimately, since it kind of rendered the whole thing as a monster film without a monster.

    I think it was probably a mistake to try and tell the whole story in a single 'movie', perhaps if there had been a Part One and a Part Two they could have set up the finale a lot better. :?
    David Tennant and Mark Gatiss were very good in it, but the guy who played Quatermass was rubbish, he was too young and didn't really do that great as Quatermas...Plus yeah, we needed a monster.

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  • David Mosley
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    Originally posted by manmiles
    Speaking of Quatermass, did anyone see the Live Remake they did of The Quatermass Experiment on BBC 4 back in April?
    Yes, it was...interesting, I think is the polite way of putting it. The performances were very good (esp. good to see David Tennant in something apart from Casanova as he'd just been announced as the next Doctor Who) but I do wish it hadn't been 'filmised' since that meant the whole thing looked recorded and didn't have that 'real time' look of video. The ending with Quatermass in the Turbine Room at Tate Modern was also disappointing ultimately, since it kind of rendered the whole thing as a monster film without a monster.

    I think it was probably a mistake to try and tell the whole story in a single 'movie', perhaps if there had been a Part One and a Part Two they could have set up the finale a lot better. :?

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  • manmiles
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    Quatermass and the Pit was excellent Sci-Fi Horror.

    Speaking of Quatermass, did anyone see the Live Remake they did of The Quatermass Experiment on BBC 4 back in April?

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  • Jules
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    I'm sure he was influential on Iain Sinclair - Quatermass and The Pit is very much 'psychogeography' before the term was coined.

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    To be honest, I'd really love to know what Mike's views are on the work of Nigel Kneale.

    Personally, I find that some of his Quatermass stuff makes the hair on the back of my neck rise and my beard bristle, in the sort of atavistic way that Robert Graves said was the test of true poetry.

    I've had the same sort of feeling with Jerry Cornelius and other meaningful things. You know, ground breaking stuff, that seems to express truth as fiction.

    :)

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  • David Mosley
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    Ah, thanks for that. Apparently - and according to the guys who produced the recent Quatermass DVD for the BBC (very nice it is too) - the Memoirs are unlikely to ever get a commecial release due to the clearance costs involved.

    Now I just have to work out some way of recording it while on holiday. :scratch:

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  • devilchicken
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    Quatermass on BBC7

    If anyone's interested Nigel Kneales the semi-autobiographical series "The Quatermass Memoirs" is airing on BBC 7, in (I think) 5 weekly parts starting this monday.
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