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1958

TV: Quatermass and the Pit. Author: Nigel Kneale

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Brilliant, atmospheric, British

This was my first grown-up scifi experience - I must have been 12 years old.

Alien Ancestors? Quatermass said it first!

It was 1958. I suppose, born at the end of 1949, I must have been about eight at the time. I beliave it was played at 7.30 on a Monday or Tuesday - which seems quite early considering its very disturbing content and dramatic power.

Atmospheric, disturbing, unforgettable.

It was 1958. I suppose, born at the end of 1949, I must have been about eight at the time. I believe it was played at 7.30 on a Monday or Tuesday - which seems quite early considering its very disturbing content and dramatic power.

Mindblowing!

Was a child living at home ... about 10 or 11

Nigel Kneale is God

Saw the colour film first, but the TV show is way better.

amazing tv

i was 9 and would walk to my aunts house to watch it every week

Inspirational ! !

I was 9 when I came across this about 10 years after it was made,and it was one of the first sci-fi films I watched.

It was frightening!

I had heard of it but probably did not watch it until around 30+ years

My very first genuine fear of things.

1958, and I was 9 years old watching it at home.

Scary

Watched it when first broadcast. I was 11 and in my first year at Grammar School.

Wonderfully scary.

1959. At home in Holloway, North London. Nearly 9 years old.

Pure genuis of writing.,Excellent story telling.

i first heard of Quatermass from my parents mentioning watching the original transmissions during the fifties.Then i had the chance to see the Hammer remakes when i was a young impressionable boy of 10 years old.

Nightmare making!

Can't remember, not very old.

Universally Good

I saw this as a child in the 70's in Los Angeles. Only after seeing it again late one night having since lived in England, that I realised it even took place in London.

visceral meets cerebral

Saw it the first time in 1958 when I was six

Still great today

I'd seen the Hammer film version in my late teens. In 1998, just after leaving University, I found the TV series on VHS in a second-hand shop, couldn't believe my luck. I stayed up late that night watching it.

Frightened to go to bed in the dark

Saw it as transmitted, at home

Enjoy being frightened

I watched it in 1958 when I was 12.

Hobbs

We had our first TV when I was about ten and this was one of the first programmes I saw. No parental controls, no one said I couldn't stay up to watch it!

Classic Nightmare Fuel

I saw the film version of this as a child and it scared me witless. With Dr Who, I would hide under the table because I was scared. With Quatermass, I couldn't even move to hide; I was that petrified. Even as an adult, watching the series on DVD, I still forget to breathe. This is classic nightmare fuel that will not go away.

Terrifying, riveting,

1958 - 8 years old

Inspirational, terrifying, wonderment

1958,at home, and was 6 years old

An eye opener!

I was about 10 or 11, I watched the Hammer film version at home one Saturday afternoon - my Dad had tape recorded it off the TV the night before. I loved it, but didn't see the original TV version until I was 20 or 21 - at home, very late at night, in the middle of winter. It blew me away.

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