Author Topic: Scarred for Life Volume Two  (Read 5708 times)

Glebe

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Re: Scarred for Life Volume Two
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2021, 10:31:14 PM »
Finished watching Children of the Dog Star on YT, the aliens in the last episode freaked me out as kid!

Glebe

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Re: Scarred for Life Volume Two
« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2021, 06:20:28 AM »
So I watched the Nigel Kneale-penned 1979 Quatermass mini-series... quite bleak and gloomy. All shot on film, it looks quite cinematic at times actually. Good cast, including John Mills as the titular professor, Simon MacCorkindale and Barbara Kellerman, who played the White Which in the '80s BBC adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - and Brenda Fricker! Toyah Wilcox also has a supporting role. Verity Lambert acted as executive producer, interestingly enough... Kneale was apparently not too keen on Doctor Who. Apparently director Piers Haggard is a descendant of H. Rider Haggard!

The violent hippie Planet People are a bit jarring... according to Wiki:

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Kneale disliked the depiction of the Planet People, as his inspiration had been angry punks rather than hippies (as evidenced by his portrayal of Kickalong as a gun-toting lunatic who commits multiple motiveless murders)

Bad Ambassador

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Re: Scarred for Life Volume Two
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2021, 08:47:48 AM »
Seems a bit unlikely, as the original scripts were written in the early 70s and dropped when the BBC got cold feet about the budget. They might well have been changed in rewrites, but they still look like hippies and it meshes with Kneale's general mistrust of young people. He claimed the series was dropped for being 'too gloomy' despite Doomwatch having just run for three series and the Ghost Stories for Christmas just starting.

Norton Canes

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Re: Scarred for Life Volume Two
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2021, 04:35:54 PM »
The eventual mash-up of punk and hippy attitude was actually very prescient of the traveller/crusty movement.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Scarred for Life Volume Two
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2021, 09:06:04 PM »
The Brew Crew

Glebe

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Re: Scarred for Life Volume Two
« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2021, 03:03:29 PM »
The eventual mash-up of punk and hippy attitude was actually very prescient of the traveller/crusty movement.

Apparently actor Ralph Arliss based his portrayal of Planet People leader Kickalong on Charles Manson.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Scarred for Life Volume Two
« Reply #66 on: June 10, 2021, 05:29:01 PM »
Martin Clunes was a member of that scene too.

Glebe

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Re: Scarred for Life Volume Two
« Reply #67 on: June 10, 2021, 10:50:54 PM »
Martin Clunes was a member of that scene too.

Crikey!

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