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The Quatermass Experiment (2005)

A contemporary adaptation of Nigel Kneale's seminal 1953 science fiction serial.

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A contemporary adaptation of Nigel Kneale's seminal 1953 science fiction serial.

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This production was originally broadcast only three weeks before the death of Sir John Mills, who had played Professor Bernard Quatermass in the ITV serial Quatermass (1979). His death leaves Jason Flemyng as the only one of the seven actors to have played the character who is still alive. See more »

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As Quatermass and Lomax are walking along the corridor towards the press conference there are three shadows on the wall. See more »

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Follows Quatermass and the Pit (1958) See more »

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Quatermass BBC 4
3 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like the previous poster, I too was impressed by the Quatarmass drama aired live on BBC4 on April 2nd. Though I am too young to remember the original and its various adaptations, I had heard enough about it to convince myself that this would be some schlock 1950s-style "creature feature" sci-fi fest. Instead, the BBC served up a couple of hours live science fiction, that although short on special effects was not short on tension and creditable performances. Jason Flemyng's performance as the eponymous Professor was one that captured well the scientist's terror at what his experiment unleashed combined with the cool, detached analytic mind of the scientist trying to sort it all out. The mix of studio and location settings in a live drama was ambitious and cuts between them were seamless, the use of VT was a bit of a cheat, but hey they used to do it in Z cars all the time. This was, nevertheless a triumph for live television, a credit to all those involved.


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