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Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below Television – 1981 Drama Children Sci-fi Fantasy

Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below

Television – 1981 Drama Children Sci-fi Fantasy

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Classic sci-fi TV series Under the Mountain follows the adventures of redheaded twins with psychic powers — Rachel and Theo — as they battle the alien Wilberforces. This fourth episode sees the twins venture into the aliens' submarine lair for the first time. The lair's uterine production design, the NZSO score, and still-creepy transmogrifying SFX contributed to the slimy imprint the series left on a generation of NZ kids, haunted by the giant slugs slithering underneath Auckland's volcanoes. The award-winning series was adapted from the Maurice Gee novel.

What were those things?
– Theo, after first sighting the aliens in slug mode