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Posted by kapted (Member # 9228) on :
 
There was a movie that I saw when I was around 11. The main idea was in around the late 60's or so a group of scientists find buried within a building foundation a cylindrical shape with a needle nose of capsule type and try to figure out it's secrets. I somewhat recall it taking place in London, England or New York, USA.

I can't tell you who was in it or exactly when it came out. I was taken to this movie as a "group event" and had no say in the matter. But 30 years later it bugs me that can't remember the name.

ps. I am "assuming" that the movie was new 30 years ago. It could have been made earlier and the theater just had it "lying around".

Thanks.

[ 31. October 2010, 11:24: Message edited by: kapted ]
 
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
Could it be this?

The Andromeda Strain(1971):
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Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qEsqjJAY-k
 
Posted by kapted (Member # 9228) on :
 
Thanks Pyromatic.
No, this isn't the one. I did see this on TV about 10 months ago or so. Thanks for responding quickly though.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
'The Quatermass Experiment'? There are a few different movies:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049646/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062168/
 
Posted by kapted (Member # 9228) on :
 
logan5,
I don't know how I did it, but I stumbled upon a youtube video for a show called "prof. quartermass". Something about the setup and dressing of the characters made me think that I have seen this before. I went to wikipedia and found that the U.S. title for the "Quartermass Experiment" is "Five Million Years to Earth".

Thanks to you and Pyromatic for caring, and I have finally solved the riddle.

So, it wasn't made in the 70's, it was just shown to me then.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
I remember seeing this about 15 years ago. At the time I found it pretty eerie.

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I might have to watch it tonight.

[ 19. November 2010, 07:45: Message edited by: J2ME ]
 


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