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Brilliant, atmospheric, British

LouisWu writes about Quatermass and the Pit

Nigel Kneale

1958

TV: Quatermass and the Pit.
Creator: Nigel Kneale

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

I just loved the whole creepy atmosphere, the shocks, the idea of Martians buried in the Tube, the hint of witchcraft.

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

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

Recollection and revelations

After that, I had a high expectation of my SF and refused to accept trash (though nowadays I quite like it!)

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Highly recommended


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