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Barbel wrote:

Not novel-related, but the film of Q2 also had a PTS which was very unusual in those days.

Another interesting connection there.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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Silhouette Man wrote:

I must say that I love this sort of topic as Moonraker is my favourite Bond novel. It was the first one I read too.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

It's always been my faviroute as well  ajb007/martini

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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Slightly off topic but keeping the Quatermass idea.
Any Torchwood fans about.  I think the last two series of Torchwood were
very much in the Quatermass vein. Alien world wide conspiracy, not being
able to trust your political leaders ? For me they are carrying on the tradition
of great British Sci-fi, which makes you think as well as entertains.
Sadly it was cancelled after " Miracle day" but I have read rumours of a possible
Return. I do hope so.  ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Having recently re-eatched Quatermass 2, I have a few
Observations ( I'm certain  already mentioned )
Firstly the Rocket, itself looks as Fleming described the Moonraker
Although I think this was a General 50s/60s design.
The idea of a local factory/ installation  which is very secret, yet
Producing a strong loyalty from the locals towards it.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Fans of Quatermass 2 may recognise one of the stills used in the old Orson Welles' Moonraker 'What-If?' article from several years ago:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MDB3Tg … sp=sharing

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Quatermass 2 also starred the great Sid James. I always thought he would have been good as a British version of J W Pepper.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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As you say, Sid is great and he acts the part just fine. It's a little disconcerting to those who only know his later image (including me, I'm not THAT old).

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Sid James was an excellent and very busy character actor before he got caught up in the Carry Ons.

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He was also a talented Dancer and horseman.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”