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Chimera (TV Series)

Post by dste » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:04 pm

Does anyone remember this?

It was shown back in 1991 and I remember the look of the 'thing' and being scarred for life after it killed a load of people.

One of those programmes that I kind of want to watch again but also don't.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_%28TV_series%29
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Post by Dave300 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:39 pm

yep, totally remember this. didn't it start with the experimental facility being set on fire when the Chimera escaped. then a military team was sent to track him down (one of whom had a flamethrower!) . don't remember much detail but I remember being a bit scared of it. I hope it's available to watch somewhere.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:40 pm

I remember it. I remember it being too much drama, not enough freak show. I just wanted to see monster stuff then.

You can buy it on DVD. Or, you know, just watch elsewhere
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Post by Lost Dragon » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:44 pm

This takes me back.alway's remember the 'keeper' was it? causally saying 'Hello, who let you out?' before his throat was cut (that's how it's in my mind, probably happened very differently) and Simon Bates talikng about it on Radio 1 the next morning.

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Post by Dave300 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:39 pm

thanks for the link - just watched episode 1 and it's as good as I remember it! Quite a surprise death right at the end :(
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Post by Dave300 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:11 am

...just finished all 4 episodes. great stuff! keep an eye out for Paul O'Grady - you can spot his accent a mile off!
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Post by dste » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:23 pm

I really want to watch but also don't, it really did mess me up when watching. It's like my generations Watership Down. :lol:

Is there a scene where it keeps jumping out in the dark to attack Soldiers?

How have the prosthetics held up?
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Post by Dave300 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:27 pm

dste wrote:I really want to watch but also don't, it really did mess me up when watching. It's like my generations Watership Down. :lol:

Is there a scene where it keeps jumping out in the dark to attack Soldiers?

How have the prosthetics held up?
Just one - the poor chap with the flamethrower.
Prosthetics aren't that bad to be honest. I was impressed by the very last scene of episode 4 - something that nowadays would be done for £20 with CGI.
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Post by joefish » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:09 am

I thought the Charles Dance mini-series First Born was much more interesting.

Although if you want really bleak drama, the one that terrified me from ten years earlier was the rabies thriller The Mad Death.

But Watership Down is worth watching again. And if you like British animation with some dark themes to it, try When The Wind Blows, from the same chap who wrote The Snowman.

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Post by Katzkatz » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:36 pm

Yep - I remember this. It was early 1990s ITV - I think that Anglia made it. I got it a couple of years ago on *ahem* torrents - but that was before its DVD release. Yes, it's an interesting mini series. Shame that ITV doesn't seem to do that sort of stuff nowadays.

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Re: Chimera (TV Series)

Post by parappa » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:35 am

I remember that, it really scared me when they found the victims bodies.

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