All six of the Classic British Television programs “Quatermass and the Pit” are now available on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. It’s a terrific program that is rumored to have inspired George Romero to make Night of the Living Dead. But just to be clear, there are no Zombies or “ghouls” in this television thriller. Instead we have a threat from a Space ship…Is it from another planet? Can the ship infect us — is it dangerous?
Quatermass has taken many different shapes over the years. This particular series is the original.
Says Wikipedia, it’s a “British television science-fiction serial transmitted live by BBC Television in December 1958 and January 1959. It was the third and last of the BBC’s Quatermass serials, although the chief character, Professor Bernard Quatermass, reappeared in a 1979 ITV production called Quatermass. Quatermass warns that if implanted psychic powers survive in the human race, there could also still be an ingrained compulsion to enact the “Wild Hunt” of a race purge, but the media event goes ahead regardless.” Sounds familiar ehh?
In the Finale, Quatermass directs the camera to be weary of (Aliens?) …But you’ll have to tune in for all the details, because I won’t give the entire story away here, but you may watch it free on my TV-APPS. (Wink, wink.) Cheers! (c) Dean Lachiusa 2020.