DVD Review: Quatermass (1979)








Scientists are more-often-than-not villains on American television.  They’re ‘mad scientists’ who use technology for evil purposes, or worse yet, to ‘play god.’  Britain, conversely, has some very notable hero-scientists who use their vast knowledge to save the world.  Doctor Who is the most famous example, but he had a human contemporary in the 1950s, a man named Quatermass.  After three successful serials in the ’50s and ’60s, the now-elderly Dr. Quatermass returned for one last time in 1979, to rid the world of those damned hippies.

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