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Quatermass and the Pit (film) Quotes

Quatermass and the Pit (film) is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Quatermass and the Pit completed its run in 1970.

It features Anthony Nelson Keys as producer, Tristram Cary in charge of musical score, and Arthur Grant (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Quatermass and the Pit (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Quatermass and the Pit (film) is 97 minutes long. Quatermass and the Pit (film) is distributed by Associated British Picture Corporation (UK).

Quatermass and the Pit (film) Quotes

  • (Unnamed) "Mars is dead, nothing there but a few scraps of lichen."
  • (Unnamed) "Five million years ago it may have been very different. Suppose at that time there were living beings on it with techniques that let them visit the Earth at a time when the most highly evolved creatures here, our own ancestors, were only a type of Pliocene ape."
  • (Unnamed) "Go on."
  • (Unnamed) "They may have wanted to found another colony, when their own world was doomed, but couldn't endure our atmosphere, so they experimented."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, and the insects were responsible?"
  • (Unnamed) "There is clearly some connection. My guess is that those were ape mutations being brought back for release on Earth."
  • (Unnamed) "And you really believe this was possible? That apes were systematically taken from this planet to another and --"
  • (Unnamed) "Altered, by selective breeding, atomic surgery, methods we can't guess, and with new faculties instilled in them, high intelligence, perhaps something else."
  • (Unnamed) "In effect, a colonization."
  • (Unnamed) "It would be a way of possessing the Earth. Only a colony by proxy, but better than leaving nothing at all behind."
  • (Unnamed) "Surely it had to be carried out on a hugh scale."
  • (Unnamed) "Yes, if I'm right, if I'm right, we've come on a single instance, probably an accident, a landing that went wrong and they all died. The Thames valley was swamp then."
  • (Unnamed) "You realize what you are implying? That we owe our human condition here to the intervention of insects."
  • (Unnamed) "I suppose I am."
  • (Unnamed) "Are you insured? I'm insured. It's good to be insured. At least it cheers you up."
  • (Unnamed) "You realise what you're implying? That we owe our human condition here to the intervention of insects?"
  • (Unnamed) "We are the Martians now."
  • (Unnamed) "I did steel armour plating within six inches thick. Swish; just like that. Oh, it was legal. A bloke got shut in a strong room. But I got him out. It was a secret job like this one."
  • (Unnamed) "Then I'm glad you don't talk about it."

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