Article

"Bring something back": The strange career of Professor Bernard Quatermass

Citation

Rolinson D & Cooper N (2002) "Bring something back": The strange career of Professor Bernard Quatermass. Journal of Popular Film and Television, 30 (3), pp. 158-165. https://doi.org/10.1080/01956050209602852

Abstract
Nigel Kneale's Quatermass serials-and their movie remakes-were sophisticated explorations of science fiction tropes. His allegories of the British condition rely on the ancient and the contemporary, on historical and psychoanalytical discourses, and the battle between scientific rationalism and mythic primitivism. Ahead of its time, Kneale's work still demands wider exposure.

Keywords
British television drama; Nigel Kneale; Quatermass; Rudolph Cartier; science fiction

Journal
Journal of Popular Film and Television: Volume 30, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date01/09/2002
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN0195-6051