e a m harris

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Happy birthday Quatermass

Today is the 60th anniversary of the BBC sci-fi series, Quatermass, which ran intermittently from 1953 to 1979.

It was not only about an experiment, but was one – a British written for TV sci-fi aimed at adults rather than children.973445

It was very popular and had lasting influence – there was a remake as recently at 2005.

As a sci-fi fan I regret that I’ve never seen it. I think the original would seem a little quaint by now, but the later serials and remakes are more modern and hopefully, around this anniversary, they will be available in some form.

It’s fitting that this anniversary falls in the same year as the 50th anniversary of Dr Who. Without the success of Quatermass would we have the Doctor?

Cover art from Goodreads.


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