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Could he be conflating the Quatermass with SOYLENT GREEN, which has EG Robinson dying in comfort to TV images, only to wind up on a conveyor belt as the eponymous food product?

Don Larsson

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Donald F. Larsson
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Minnesota State University
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Richard J. Leskosky
Sent: Mon 4/12/2004 12:04 PM
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Subject: Re: sci-fi flick query



At 12:44 AM -0400 4/11/04, Hr Greenberg wrote:
>what a strange and creepy movie the second quatermass film was    at one
>point, as i recall, the unseen workers in the refinery are being processed for
>food and sent through the pipes presumably digested  or something
>like that  very
>uncanny  hr greenberg md endit


It's a bit more complicated and nasty than that, as I recall.  Prof.
Quatermass pumps some gas into the alien enclave to incapacitate
them, and then some foolish officials go to parlay with the aliens
or their human zombies, despite Quatermass' warnings.  After hearing
some screams echoing down the pipes and then observing the red fluid
dripping from a pipe weld, Quatermass deduces that the parlay team
has been used to plug up the pipe so no more gas can be pumped
through it.

--Richard J. Leskosky

Also, my apologies for misidentifying the original film in this
inquiry.  I must have stopped reading before the mention of the
ending at the installation and the description of the alien.   It
definitely does sound like "It Came from Outer Space."
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