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The Wild Hunt 

A brain scanner reveals alien pictures in Barbara Judd's mind of 'the Wild Hunt' -the frenetic purging of the Martian hives. In the pit, a technician is killed as the capsule starts to glow.

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Rudolph Cartier (uncredited)

Writer:

Nigel Kneale (by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
André Morell ... Professor Bernard Quatermass
Cec Linder ... Dr. Matthew Roney
Anthony Bushell ... Colonel James Breen
John Stratton ... Captain Potter
Christine Finn ... Barbara Judd
Brian Worth Brian Worth ... James Fullalove
Michael Ripper ... Sergeant
Harold Goodwin ... Corporal Gibson
Clifford Cox Clifford Cox ... 1st Sapper
Brian Gilmar Brian Gilmar ... 2nd Sapper
Richard Shaw Richard Shaw ... Sladden
Noel Howlett ... Vicar Gilpin
Robert Perceval Robert Perceval ... Minister
Richard Dare Richard Dare ... Harrison - Private Secretary
Harold Siddons Harold Siddons ... Electrician
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A brain scanner reveals alien pictures in Barbara Judd's mind of 'the Wild Hunt' -the frenetic purging of the Martian hives. In the pit, a technician is killed as the capsule starts to glow.

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Features Quatermass and the Pit: The Enchanted (1959) See more »

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The Challenge of Space 1: Escape Velocity
Composed by Trevor Duncan
Courtesy of the Conroy Recorded Music Library
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The Wild Hunt
1 September 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

There was terrific acting from Richard Shaw, the actor who plays Sladden. The vicar who finds Sladden senses that he saw something demonic.

Quatermass thinks that both Sladden and Barbara are susceptible to something that has been dormant in their genes, something linked to the Martian creatures. It has manifested in human history from time to time, usually been linked to witchcraft and magic.

Dr Ronay has a contraption, a brain scanner which can project an image on screen of what a person sees. When he sets it up the next day, Barbara sees a mass slaughter of Martians. A purge by others of the same race.

Meanwhile Colonel Breen and the Ministry of Defence carry on with their official line that this was some mystery Nazi V2 rocket experiment.

The penultimate episode was just terrific. Not just in terms of an eerie atmosphere. It is the brilliance of Nigel Kneale's writing. You can see here why Kneale was so influential on other science fiction and fantasy writers as well as directors around the world.


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19 January 1959 (UK) See more »

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