By Kim Newman
Whereas digging an extension to the London Underground Railway, workmen realize an item that can be an historical Martian spaceship - and Professor Quatermass of the British Rocket staff investigates a secret which activates scary revelations concerning the origins of humanity itself. sooner than 2001: an area Odyssey and general practitioner Who, Quatermass and the Pit used to be the paramount British technology fiction saga in movie and tv. Kim Newman's attention-grabbing learn makes a speciality of Roy Ward Baker's 1967 movie, written through Quatermass writer Nigel Kneale for Hammer motion pictures, but in addition seems on the origins of the Quatermass franchise in Fifties BBC serials and prior motion pictures. Exploring the creation and reception of the movie and sequence, Newman assesses the lasting significance of this landmark franchise.
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