Clasificación IMDb: 8,3/10 (500 votos)
Director/es: Rudolph Cartier
Reparto André Morell (Como Professor Bernard Quatermass), Cec Linder (Como Dr. Matthew Roney), Anthony Bushell (Como Colonel James Breen), John Stratton (Como Captain Potter), Christine Finn (Como Barbara Judd)
País: UK Estudio: BBC
Duración: 30 minutos.
Género Drama, Ciencia Ficción, Terror, Suspenso
Argumento: When a skull is found during building works at Knightsbridge, London, the work is halted in order that a full archaeological dig can proceed. The diggers delve deeper, finding more skulls, but also finding some form of tube-like shell made of a ceramic like material. The Ministry of Defence believe it to be an un-exploded bomb, but when they manage to dig inside the shell, dead insect-like creatures are found. The MOD continue with their story, but Professor Quatermass's theory that the insects are Martians who visited Earth over five million years ago is proved to be correct with drastic consequences.