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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

Routine construction work at Hobbs End unearths some unusual human-like fossils. Quatermass is eventually called and soon finds himself at loggerheads with the military. Plus, the application of scientific method in supernatural matters leaves him perturbed. Not to worry, because, while many of the FX are rubbish, there's some quality plot to keep him occupied.
Andrew Keir takes on the Professor's role. No disrespect to Brian Donlevy but Keir's more likeable and sympathetic portrayal is a lot better suited to the character in this particular instance. Overall, it feels like a really good Classic era Doctor Who episode that's been given the Hammer Studios treatment.

4 dormant faculties out of 5

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