The Quatermass Experiment (UK)
The Quatermass Experiment was a Science-fiction serial that aired on BBC in 1953. It tells the story set in the future about how the British Space Agency sends the first men into space. When the spacecraft returns, two of the three men are missing, and the third is completely different from before. After it is revealed to be the work of aliens, the BSA try to prevent an alien takeover.
Last Episode01x06 State of Emergency Aired: Aug. 22, 1953
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Series Fun Facts
- Nigel Kneale was still writing the final episodes when the first episode was broadcast, and had only a vague idea how it would end.
- The effect of the monster inside Westminster Abbey was achieved by using a pair of gloves covered in fake foliage stuck through a blown-up picture of the Abbey interior.
- André Morell was favoured to play the lead. He turned down the role of Professor Bernard Quatermass on that occasion but would later play the character in Quatermass and the Pit (UK).