When one thinks of Great Britain, we think of Downton Abbey, Queen Elizabeth, punks with big mohawks, and of course, Winston Churchill.
We might think about Stonehenge, Rendelsham Forest, and of course, David Icke.
We do not, however, think about train stations, excavated UFO’s, and the desiccated corpses of giant grasshoppers who may or may not be, our Martian Mind Control Overlords, bent on Complete World Domination.
Now granted, that’s a lot to take in, so let’s unpack this movie bit by bit and see where we land, shall we?
Happy Anniversary To Us!
The show has been alive for one year, and to celebrate, I had you – The Gentle Listener – nominate and vote for the movie that I would dissect for your listening pleasure.
We are revisiting the Quatermass universe, as created by Nigel Kneale, and this time, the Professor is actually named Quatermass and not Royston (see our episode on “X the Unknown” for more Quatermass goodness).
Welcome, Gentle Listeners, to – “Quatermass and the Pit”
I am very grateful to be able to use the music and sound effects of so many wonderful creators.
You can find a list of all music used, and all sound effects used, and links, here, on our Credits page.
As I mentioned toward the end of the show, this episode will be the last regularly scheduled episode of “Bill Watches Movies”.
“Why?” you may ask, and you certainly deserve an answer.
When I began this podcast a year ago, we lived in radically different times.
The world has changed, the country has changed, and I have changed.
The show started out as a fluffy, (hopefully) funny way to look at old B-movies, but I feel that as time went on, I paid way too much attention to statistics, popularity and external validation to see if the show was a success or not.
When you, as a creator, start focusing on the wrong things, start judging your creation through the eyes or responses of others, it’s easy to lose focus, lose passion, and the mere act of creation, which should be filled with joy and love, becomes more of a chore, more work, and less play.
I feel that for right now, I need to take a break from the regular monthly schedule of the show, take a step back, and use those skills that I have honed to create a new show.
A kinder, gentler, show.
The New Show?!?!
I’ve got an idea, it’s a baby idea right now, for a new show, and I think you are going to love it.
The only hint I will give is that if you loved the Hollywood history and biography format that I used in the first episodes of the show, you are going to LOVE this new show!
What Do You Do Next?
Until then, watch at least one old monster movie, tell two people that you love them, and find three ways to have fun.