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Quatermass II

"Quatermass II" is a British science-fiction serial, originally broadcast by BBC Television in the autumn of 1955. Meteorites are falling over Northern England, one of which is observed by an Army radar unit. After a farmer finds one of the objects in a field, the soldiers become directly involved, and Captain Johnny Dillon decides to unofficially ask the father of his fiancée, Paula, to investigate. Paula's father is Professor Bernard Quatermass of the British Experimental Rocket Group — "the rocket man!", as one of Dillon's troops puts it. Quatermass and the Rocket Group, now including Paula and mathematical genius Dr. Leo Pugh, are recovering from the news that one of the twonuclear Quatermass II rockets has exploded during a ground test in Australia, killing hundreds of staff and ending their project to build permanent bases on the Moon.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC One (1955 - 1955)
Schedule: Saturdays at 20:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: DramaScience-Fiction

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Previous Episode

The Destroyers

Episode 1x06; Nov 26, 1955

Quatermass succeeds in launching his rocket and he and Pugh for the asteroid. But Pugh has been over and Quatermass must overcome his attack before he can defeat the evil force on the asteroid.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: The DestroyersNov 26, 1955
1x05: The FrenzyNov 19, 1955
1x04: The ComingNov 12, 1955
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