CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Eleventh Hour

Created by writer Stephen Gallagher, Eleventh Hour was a four part 2006 British series that followed the adventures of Professor Ian Hood (played by Patrick Stewart). Hood was a Special Advisor to the government’s Joint Sciences Committee, who troubleshot various threats of “scientific endeavour.” Hood was assisted by D.S. Rachel Young (Ashley Jensen) – a Special Branch operative who acts primarily as his bodyguard.

In the opening episode a large number of malformed foetuses are discovered in a field Hood and Young arrive to assist the Police investigation. Hood hypothesises that the discovery is the latest act of ‘Gepetto’, an unidentified culprit responsible for a black market human cloning experiment across Eastern Europe.

As the investigation continues Young befriends a cocky DS, Doug Cook (Jack Pierce), who provides her and Hood with confidential information on the case. Hood interrogates the caretaker of the farm where the foetuses were found, and his questioning leads him to discover a makeshift laboratory and delivery suite on an industrial estate, being run by a doctor who was struck off from the medical register nine months ago for malpractice.

Hood suspects that a local businessman, Peter Gifford (Clive Wood), devastated at the death of his son, may be behind the operation, but Cook then receives a call to say that a 19-year-old mother, Kelly Fox (Joanna Horton), whom they suspect is the latest surrogate for Gepetto (Jane Lapotaire), has been admitted to a local hospital.

Hood faces a race against time to save the young girl from harm, whilst bringing his prime suspect to justice.

The following three episodes followed similar investigative processes.

The show was later remade for U.S. television.

 

 

Related Posts
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)

Based on Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen's book of the same name, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century was directed Read more

Yatterman

Originally running between 1977-1979 for 108 episodes, Yatterman succeeded Time Bokan and followed what happened after fragments of a mysterious Read more

Titan Maximum

Debuting in September 2009, Titan Maximum was created by Tom Root and Matthew Senreich and follows what happened to the legendary Read more

Timecrimes (2007)

Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Timecrimes (aka Los Cronocrímenes) is a Spanish science-fiction thriller. In the documentary Future Shock! The Story Read more

The Rise of Skywalker – One 40 Something’s ‘Obsessed Fanboy’ pre-release thoughts…

No one likes an 'I told you so', so let's get the unpleasant bit out of the way. I told Read more

The Maze (1953)

Directed by William Cameron Menzies, The Maze was 3-D horror film that deals with teratology and prenatal phylogenetic evolution. It Read more

The legacy of Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus: The Movie was supposed to be the holiday hit of 1985. Such was the confidence that farther and Read more

The Herculoids

Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids! Zok, the laser-ray dragon! Igoo, the giant rock ape! Tundro, the tremendous! Gloop Read more

The Degrassi Legacy and why it matters

In a time when the world was over exposed to glamorised American teenage dramas where teens were being played by Read more

The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Directed by Coleman Francis, The Beast of Yucca Flats follows a Soviet scientist named Joseph Jaworsky (Tor Johnson), who defects Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: