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Under the Mountain

Television, 1981

Classic sci-fi TV series Under the Mountain follows the adventures of redheaded twins with psychic powers — Rachel and Theo — on their Auckland summer holiday. They meet the mysterious Mr Jones, who enlists them in the battle against the evil Wilberforces, who are plotting planetary destruction. Adapted from the Maurice Gee novel, the series' effects left their slimy imprint on a generation of Kiwi kids, haunted by the Wilberforces, who changed from humans into giant slugs slithering underneath Auckland’s volcanoes. A big screen remake emerged in 2009.