Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Episode 89: Quatermass and the Pit / Five Million Years to Earth
We welcome Noel Thingvall to the show as we excavate our first Hammer film, Quatermass and the Pit (a.k.a. Five Million Years to Earth), featuring that most British of sci-fi heroes, Bernard Quatermass. Listen as we discuss the brilliant career of Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale, examine the social, religious, and political themes buried beneath the film's surface, and speculate on who might play the good professor in a reboot. Warning: Contains spoilers (for this film and all the various Quatermass productions), explicit language, and unusual product placement opportunities for liquor brands.
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