Monday, March 16, 2015

THE QUATERMASS CONCLUSION / Euston Films, Thames Television - 1979

Welp, here's the last chapter in the Quatermass series from the great British sci-fi writer Nigel Kneale. It's the edited theatrical version of the 1979 Quatermass four part mini-series set in near future. Professor Quatermass (this time John Mills) tries to save his granddaughter from the clutches of a popular but sinister cult called the Planet People that performs raptures.

Here's a sound clip from this classic story, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our Quatermass Pit Xperiment from Space, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's... THE QUATERMASS CONCLUSION!

The story starts with Quatermass going on British TV and negates the government's talking points on how to advance into the future with all the disarray around the world caused by a seemingly unstoppable alien menace threatening the Earth's youth.

Quatermass has only one quest now, that is to find his lost daughter who he believes has joined one of the cult tribes that wander the countryside.

Stonehenge plays a big part in the movie, this is where the alien force manifests itself. Here, Quatermass and the police try and quell an uprising from the Planet People cult.

Quatermass investigates Stonehenge after the latest alien manifestation.

Also discovered there is this, I guess, star child that gets some comfort after her ordeal.

Meanwhile, in space, government leaders have put a mission there to try and stop the alien menace from using Earth as a target for their cosmic influence.

But, it doesn't work and the mission is doomed as the shuttle is destroyed by the intense ray.

Things get worse as the alien influence advances its message around the world.

Special equipment is brought in to destroy the alien ray as it arrives at Stonehenge.

Then, Qustermass finally finds his lost daughter amongst the crowd of people that's gathered.

The ray is on its way!!..

Quatermass suffers a heart attack but his daughter helps him complete the mission! You'll need to see this little gem if you want to know how it all turns out... Tune in again on Wednesday when we'll be back for another Dose of the Dungeon!

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