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Includes bibliographies for materials aboutscience fiction film and television, general survey works, and critical andhistorical sources. Burgess, Michael.
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space station -- Perma One Creator/Writer -- Buck Henry ("Get Smart!", "Saturday Night Live")The Quatermass Experiment, BBC, 1953, 6 episodes (40 minutes each) In Great Britain, this was seen in 1953 on television as a six-part serial, but in the United States it was only seen after Hammer Films adapted the episodes and two sequel series into feature films, which were released in the US (and broadcast at obscure times) as "The Creeping Unknown", "Enemy from Space", and "Five Million Years to Earth." A brilliant cross-over between science fiction and horror, it was aimed at adults but was even more effective on children who got to see it despite the BBC warning "thought to be unsuitable for children and persons of a nervous disposition." An astronaut comes back to Earth having been unknowingly infected by an extraterrestrial life form.