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Posts tagged "Nigel Kneale"


PZ’s Podcast: Canned Heat and Under Satan’s Sun

EPISODE 77: Canned Heat I’m reaching here, for a useful and accurate definition of the human being. I found one, an interesting one, in the middle of a 1939 novel entitled After Many a Summer Dies the Swan. That one-sentence definition, tied in my own mind to a recent study of Fritz Lang’s movie from […]

PZ’s Podcast: Making Plans for Nigel and When I’m 64

Episode 72: Making Plans for Nigel This man, who lived from 1922 to 2006, was a writer of English science-fiction television serials (mostly). He was another of these amazing predicters of the future, about whom I sometimes like to talk. In Kneale’s 1958-59 BBC serial entitled “Quatermass and the Pit,” he dug right down to […]