Quatermass II (Nigel Kneale) – Fear Of The Outsider Within The Landscape.

The characters of Nigel Kneale's work rarely like the "outsider." The drama of his plays is often built around small groups of people at odds with (or at least representational nationally of being at odds with) some concept of the outsider. The oppositional group will be diametrically opposed for a variety of reasons; sometimes for … Continue reading Quatermass II (Nigel Kneale) – Fear Of The Outsider Within The Landscape.

The Quatermass Xperiment – Val Guest (1955)

Still reeling from the massive success of Cold War infused science fiction, Hammer films clearly saw a gap in the market for a British flavoured take on the paranoid happenings around space travel and nuclear weapons.  Adapting Nigel Kneale’s original BBC Quatermass series is an absolute masterstroke by Hammer producer Anthony Hinds and it can … Continue reading The Quatermass Xperiment – Val Guest (1955)