Nigel Kneale dies
October 31, 2006 3:28 PM   Subscribe

Nigel Kneale dies.
posted by feelinglistless (8 comments total)
Although its been written about on a number of genre fan sites it hasn't been picked up by anyone in the mainstream news. I hope this is rectified soon, the man was a genius and certainly influenced decades of science fiction and fantasy. It's a tragedy that much of his tv work is missing.
posted by feelinglistless at 3:30 PM on October 31, 2006

And I watched the film adaptation of Quatermass Experiment a few days ago.

posted by Smart Dalek at 3:50 PM on October 31, 2006

I want to see The Year of the Sex Olympics, that's for sure. Great tribute, right up until the author said "..combatting the foreigner.." Surely Quatermass isn't all about xenophobia in that sense?
posted by imperium at 4:22 PM on October 31, 2006

posted by tgyg at 5:11 PM on October 31, 2006


This s a big deal. I wonder what super-fan John Carpenter might do in response.
posted by vhsiv at 6:44 PM on October 31, 2006


I didn't know he was involved in the 1954 live broadcast adaptation of 1984. It's absolutely snapping with energy and tension, well worth watching if you ever get the chance.
posted by andraste at 8:08 PM on October 31, 2006

posted by baggers at 10:38 PM on October 31, 2006

Nigel Kneale was a genius. The Stone Tape is one of the most legendary pieces of telly ever. As an impressionable teen, I was a happy member of the Society Of Doctor Who And Nigel Kneale.
posted by Hartster at 5:12 AM on November 1, 2006

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