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Colonel James Breen (Character)
from "Quatermass and the Pit" (1958)
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- Five Million Years to Earth (1967) Played by Julian Glover (as Colonel Breen)
... aka "Quatermass and the Pit" - UK (original title)
- "Quatermass and the Pit"
- Hob (1959) TV episode, Played by Anthony Bushell
- The Wild Hunt (1959) TV episode, Played by Anthony Bushell
- The Enchanted (1959) TV episode, Played by Anthony Bushell
- Imps and Demons (1959) TV episode, Played by Anthony Bushell
- The Ghosts (1958) TV episode, Played by Anthony Bushell
Col. Breen: Mars is dead, nothing there but a few scraps of lichen.
Professor Bernard Quatermass: Five million years ago it may have been very different. Suppose at that time there were living beings on it with techniques that let them visit the Earth at a time when the most highly evolved creatures here, our own ancestors, were only a type of Pliocene ape.
Minister of Defense: Go on.
Professor Bernard Quatermass: They may have wanted to found another colony, when their own world was doomed, but couldn't endure our atmosphere, so they experimented.
Minister of Defense: Oh, and the insects were responsible?
Professor Bernard Quatermass: There is clearly some connection. My guess is that those were ape mutations being brought back for release on Earth.
Col. Breen: And you really believe this was possible? That apes were systematically taken from this planet to another and...
Professor Bernard Quatermass: Altered, by selective breeding, atomic surgery, methods we can't guess, and with new faculties instilled in them, high intelligence, perhaps something else.
Howell: In effect, a colonization.
Professor Bernard Quatermass: It would be a way of possessing the Earth. Only a colony by proxy, but better than leaving nothing at all behind.
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