Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59) (w/corrected audio)

This a repeat upload. The audio towards the end has been fixed! We begin our third year of Orphaned Entertainment with the 3rd and final "Quatermass" serial ...

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Comment by Cassandra McLean yesterday

I remember watching this when about 4yo in Liverpool, England.

It left such a strong imprint on me and when I grew up I looked for it to no avail as I didn't know its name.

Then, about 15 years ago I found it and it and the Aliens seemed so "Clunky" compared to the Impact It had on me as a child.

I used to command my own spacecraft back then, using the Knobs on my Mum's Wooden Chest of Draws as Dials etc.

No wonder I grew up to be a "Space-Cadet"

And Loving It!!!!

Cheers Cassandra

Comment by Jonathan yesterday

cool tv series I bet that was popular in its day...

Comment by Martin Harris on Thursday

Possibly even better than The Pit: Ringstone Round features the Professor as a somewhat bewildered retired man finding himself in a decaying, lawless London, ostensibly for a TV interview about a joint US-Russia space mission. Quatermass arouses controversy by publicly declaring the mission a shameful waste, and admitting that his real reason for emerging from seclusion is to rescue his missing granddaughter, who has joined a hippie-like cult called The Planet People.

When the space mission goes catastrophically wrong and The Planet people begin congregating at stone circles only to mysteriously vanish in beams of light, the controversy of the Professor's criticism is soon forgotten.

Absolutely chock full of insights, social comment and connections between the past and future.

https://youtu.be/YABwwZHSZcw

Comment by Gerry Paterson on August 13, 2017 at 22:53

The joys of fatherhood eh?

Things have certainly changed from when I was young-then it was the kids who got beaten up...

Comment by Martin Harris on August 13, 2017 at 18:08

Popular? Makes a change from being a human dartboard I guess Gerry.

In some ways I'm Like Chopper Reed: Most comfortable when surrounded by enemies

Comment by Gerry Paterson on August 11, 2017 at 10:29

You're going to be popular around here Martin, are you sure you're ready for the adulation?

Comment by Gerry Paterson on August 11, 2017 at 10:15

Here is The Tomorrow People

https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/16397154/The_TOMORROW_People__COMP...

Its HUGE (41GB!!) but looks awesome as it contains everything, 3 complete series and a doco about it, thru the ages. You need a fast connection to get this and of course GET A VPN (not expensive) and Tunnelblick (free!) 

You can safely click the link (lots of cool info), its only when you download the torrent that you need protection.

Comment by Gerry Paterson on August 11, 2017 at 9:53

Hi Greg! You are obviously the same (but different) generation as me..I left England in 1970 so thats as far as I was spoiled with good TV.

I moved to Sweden (I was 12) which was utter crap and we watched any English TV avidly whenever, rarely there was any on.

I don't remember Timeslip but here it is!

 https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/15876799/Timeslip_1970-1971_.avi_K... (this file is big 7.5GB)

There is no way other than Piratebay (or similar) that you would ever find anything this old and obscure, and so easy! Which means as usual you have to do something potentially "Illegal" (but NOT unlawful) to use the sensible systems that have evolved naturally without control, as THEY cannot provide it for a profit so you must not have it at all.

Others I have found and copied from there are Pennies From Heaven, The Singing Detective and Cold Lazarus all brilliant, oh and Dads Army of course...and I could go on. I'll look for the others you mentioned, its like being a kid again, Cheers!

Nice to see you here!

It works and here is the guff:

One of my most favourite kids tv shows growing up - Enjoy.  
The Wrong End of Time
The Time of the Ice Box
The Year of the Burn Up
The Day of the Clone
Simon and Liz were teenage friends who fell into a time hole and found themselves trapped in various periods of the 20th century, where they encounter all sorts of adventures. Many of them involve the nefarious Commander Traynor, who is also traveling in time. - Written by Marty McKee (original upload from a now defunct site)
Comment by Martin Harris on August 11, 2017 at 9:22

Quatermass was in many ways the prototype for Doctor Who: A pacifist scientist who finds himself thrown into a military adviser role with the obvious moral and ethical conflicts.

What interested me especially about Quatermass and the Pit is the references to: Militarisation of space (especially "Project Damoclese"), secret Nazi Luftwaffe technology; a possible alien "False Flag"; Human origins pushed back further in time (which we are seeing now); alien intervention in human development (Prometheus, Von Daniken, theories, Sitchen), and a link between aliens, human origins, the occult and psychic phenomena.

That's quite a list of connections for a 50's era TV serial to be making.

The 1979 Quatermass serial "Ringstone Round" about the "Planet People" cult and soul-harvesting will be mentioned in detail when I start composing my vampire blog, along with Tobe Hooper's Quatermass-inspired "Life Force" movie.

Comment by Greg Cunningham on August 11, 2017 at 5:32

Another one I have just remembered was called 'Timeslip' a BBC childrens series similar to Dr Who. Also 'The Tomorrow People" from the 1970's. There was a multitude of TV programmes out form the 1950's to the later 1970's included a new series of 'Quartermass' that aired around 1979. That may have more it it too like the late 1950's series that Martin put here. I have watched some parts of Quatermass on U Tube from the original series.

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