It's British Sci-Fi Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a rare 6 episode, 3 hour mini TV series produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation from the story by Nigel Kneale. Nigel also wrote THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT for the 1953 BBC TV mini series, QUATERMASS AND THE PIT for the 1958-9 BBC TV series and QUATERMASS for the 1979 BBC mini series, all of which were made into movie versions.
Eegah!! sent over a soundclip from this British TV series, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the vintage space helmet, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... QUATERMASS II!
Here's the rocket built by Professor Quatermass and his crew, he's trying to perfect a dangerously unstable nuclear-powered rocket engine.
John Robinson plays Professor Quatermass, aka, The Rocket Man! Take that, Elton John!!
While visiting the Professor, Captain Dillon draws attention to strange meteorite fragments that fell during an Army training exercise.
Quatermass and Dillon decide to investigate and discover the Professor's Moon Project facility being built in full scale. After coming in contact with noxious gas contained inside a meteorite, Dillon is taken away by the plant's security guards.
Quatermass finds this nearly complete meteorite and asks his men to come up with the original design of the thing before it entered the Earth's atmosphere.
Then, while visiting the facility, which is supposed to be manufacturing synthetic food, Mr. Broadhead accidently falls into a vat of the corrosive slime!
This great looking logo for the BBC pops up in the middle of the show, nice little bonus!
Quatermass dresses in a guard's uniform to escape detection and catches a glimpse of one of the freaky alien blob creatures inside a dome!
In order to save Earth, the Professor has to convince this infected soldier to let him and Dr. Pugh board the rocket and launch it into space, and... It works!
Quatermass and Pugh plan on going to the asteroid where the creatures are coming from and destroy it before things get worse!
But, the doctor decides to sabotage the plan and Quatermass destroys his gravity device, sending him spiraling into space!!
Quatermass barely escapes in the nose cone as the creatures try and cover the rocket. The Professor makes it safely back to Earth for more sci-fi adventures, so, worry not... Check in Wednesday to see what Eegah!! has brewing!