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25th Mar '17 11:50:05 PM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: [[spoiler:Kallus]] deliberately goads Governor Pryce into ordering him thrown out an airlock, which he uses as an opportunity to escape the ''Chimaera''.

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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: [[spoiler:Kallus]] deliberately goads Governor Pryce into ordering him thrown out an airlock, which he uses as an opportunity to escape the ''Chimaera''.''Chimaera'' by knocking out his guards and leaving in an escape pod, which is picked up by the rebels before they leave.
25th Mar '17 7:36:40 PM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: [[spoiler:Kallus]] deliberately goads Governor Pryce into ordering him thrown out an airlock, which he uses as an opportunity to escape the ''Chimaera''.
22nd Mar '17 4:04:38 AM StClair
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* Used at the end of a segment in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', when Captain Sternn pulls a lever and sends Hanover Fiste out of a space station airlock. Fiste subsequently [[SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay catches fire in the vacuum of space]]. Or he might have [[ReentryScare burned up on reentry.]], if you're feeling charitable. WordOfGod is that it was supposed to be on atmospheric entree, but they ran out of money and couldn't make the planned bridge to the next segment. (It was meant to show the way the Lohknar Fiste was holding affected the development of the planet that the next segment occurred on.)

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* Used at the end of a segment in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', when Captain Sternn pulls a lever and sends Hanover Fiste out of a space station airlock. Fiste subsequently [[SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay catches fire in the vacuum of space]]. Or he might have [[ReentryScare burned up on reentry.]], if you're feeling charitable. WordOfGod (WordOfGod is that it was supposed to be on atmospheric entree, entry, but they ran out of money and couldn't make the planned bridge to the next segment. (It It was meant to show the way the Lohknar Fiste was holding affected the development of the planet that the next segment occurred on.)



* Though not technically through an airlock, a [[RedShirt nameless female officer]] was spaced through a hull breach in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek''.

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* Though not technically through an airlock, a [[RedShirt nameless female officer]] was gets spaced through a hull breach in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek''.



* The Motie miner encountered in ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' does this with his passengers, for reasons which become an important plot point later on. There is a later variation when Horace Bury kills the Watchmakers by breaking their faceplate during the crossing to Lenin

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* The Motie miner encountered in ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' does this with his passengers, for reasons which become an important plot point later on. There is a later variation when Horace Bury kills the Watchmakers by breaking their faceplate during the crossing to LeninLenin.



** In ''Literature/HanSoloAtStarsEnd'', Han determines that one of the people on his ship is TheMole. The traitor flees, hoping to find a place on the ''Falcon'' where he can hole up... but stumbles into the airlock instead. Once he gets the information he needs (and the captive has tried to claim Solo's NotSoDifferent) and finds time to quip that it's just as well he stumbled into the airlock since he would've ended up there anyway, Han just hits the button. In addition, they're in [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace hyperspace]] and his body is annihilated once he leaves the ''Falcon'''s protective field.

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** In ''Literature/HanSoloAtStarsEnd'', Han determines that one of the people on his ship is TheMole. The traitor flees, hoping to find a place on the ''Falcon'' where he can hole up... but stumbles into the airlock instead. Once he gets the information he needs (and the captive has tried to claim Solo's NotSoDifferent) and finds time to quip that it's just as well he stumbled into the airlock since he would've ended up there anyway, Han just hits the button. In addition, Since they're in [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace hyperspace]] and hyperspace]], his body is annihilated once he leaves the ''Falcon'''s protective field.
12th Mar '17 12:01:40 PM AthenaBlue
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Throwing someone out a spaceship or space station's airlock without a suit, or as some universes call it, "spacing," or simply "airlocking", is a common method of killing someone in sci-fi works involving space travel. This one is usually reserved as a last-ditch effort to get rid of a bad guy, though certain [[TheCaptain Captains]] (especially SpacePirates) have been known to use this as a method of execution. By all accounts, getting exposed to the hard vacuum of space is not a pleasant way to die, and the effects of this on the body are covered in much more detail on the ExplosiveDecompression page. A somewhat crueler version involves giving the executed a spacesuit with enough air to let them last a while so they can fully appreciate their upcoming death.

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Throwing someone out a spaceship or space station's airlock without a suit, or as some universes call it, "spacing," "spacing", or simply "airlocking", is a common method of killing someone in sci-fi works involving space travel. This one is usually reserved as a last-ditch effort to get rid of a bad guy, though certain [[TheCaptain Captains]] (especially SpacePirates) have been known to use this as a method of execution. By all accounts, getting exposed to the hard vacuum of space is not a pleasant way to die, and the effects of this on the body are covered in much more detail on the ExplosiveDecompression page. A somewhat crueler version involves giving the executed a spacesuit with enough air to let them last a while so they can fully appreciate their upcoming death.
12th Mar '17 12:01:24 PM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]]: The [[DemonicPossession possessed]] Toby kills Scooti by telekinetically blowing out a window, causing her to be sucked into space.
12th Mar '17 11:38:29 AM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E3UnderTheLake "Under the Lake"]]: An underwater example -- Moran's ghost kills [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Pritchard]], who'd just come back from a scuba trip looking for the missing power cell from the spaceship, by opening the airlock again.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In "Cargo of Doom", Cad Bane threatens to do this to Ahsoka to get Anakin to open a holocron. When the airlock does open, it features the typical gale-force winds, and Ahsoka is almost sucked out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E2CargoOfDoom "Cargo of Doom", Doom"]], Cad Bane threatens to do this to Ahsoka to get Anakin to open a holocron. When the airlock does open, it features the typical gale-force winds, and Ahsoka is almost sucked out.


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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E17TheForgottenDroid "The Forgotten Droid"]]: Chopper gets rid of the stormtroopers on the Imperial freighter by luring them into the cargo bay and jettisoning it.


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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E17DoubleAgentDroid "Double Agent Droid"]]:
*** An Imperial-controlled Chopper attempts to kill the crew by opening the forward hatch of the ''Ghost''[='s=] cargo bay. They just barely manage to hang on before Hera uses the manual override to close it.
*** While AP-5 is attempting to bypass security protocols on the outer hull, Chopper flies out and shoves him off, causing him to drift uncontrollably.
17th Feb '17 11:34:13 PM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 "42"]]: [[spoiler:Captain McDonnell opens the airlock ''deliberately'' to send her and her possessed husband [[RedemptionEqualsDeath into space]].]] It was something of a TearJerker.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 "42"]]: [[spoiler:Captain McDonnell [=McDonnell=] opens the airlock ''deliberately'' to send her and her possessed husband [[RedemptionEqualsDeath into space]].]] It was something of a TearJerker.
17th Feb '17 11:32:48 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** In the episode "Ariel", Mal almost does this to Jayne for ratting Simon and River out to the Feds on Ariel for the reward money. Jayne fearfully states that this "ain't no way for a man to die," and though Jayne wanted both of the Tams off the ship for a variety of reasons, as Mal vehemently points out during the confrontation, "[[AFatherToHisMen you turn on any of my crew, you turn on me!]]"
--->'''Mal:''' I hear tell they used to keelhaul traitors back in the day. I don't have a keel to haul you on, so...
** Mal threatens to do this to Simon in the pilot if he fails to save Kaylee, who is laid up with a nasty gunshot wound after being accidentally shot by the Fed trying to bring Simon in, since Simon had refused to treat her unless Mal got them away from the Feds:
---> '''Simon:''' What about us?
---> '''Mal:''' Kaylee comes through, you and your sister get off at Whitefall.
---> '''Simon:''' If she ''doesn't'' come through?
---> '''Mal:''' Well, then you're gettin' off a mite sooner.
** In the ''Serenity'' tabletop RPG, getting thrown out an airlock [[ChunkySalsaRule is instant death]].
* Almost happens to Harlan in the second episode of ''Series/SpaceCases''.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' turned the word "airlock" into a verb. This is the standard method of execution, usually employed to deal with Cylons and suspected Cylon collaborators. Laura Roslin is often referred to as [[FanNickname "Madame Airlock"]] because of her fondness for this method of dealing with undesirables. More recently, [[spoiler:Cally Tyrol]] was murdered by a Cylon in this fashion.
** Often, it is not the airlock that is used, but Galactica's launch tubes - usually used for launching the ship's Vipers. [[JustifiedTrope Which justifies the long tube with a quick-opening door at the end.]]
** Additionally, Cally and Chief Tyrol have to airlock ''themselves'' in order to be rescued by a Raptor when escaping from a faulty airlock.
** Col. Tigh ''volunteers'' to be airlocked simply to put the screws to D'Anna's plan to coerce the [[spoiler:Final Five Cylons]] out of hiding. Thankfully, ColonelBadass doesn't take the threatened "express ride into the vacuum," but an [[FacelessMooks inconsequential Colonial pilot]] does--tossed out into space, ironically, by D'Anna.
** Another variation, seen in [[spoiler:"Blood On The Scales"]] is to have the person or persons killed while in the launch tube, which would then be opened. Execution and burial, all in one.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
**
''Series/{{The 100}}'': In the episode "Ariel", Mal almost does this to Jayne for ratting Simon and River out to the Feds on Ariel for the reward money. Jayne fearfully states that this "ain't no way for a man to die," and though Jayne wanted both of the Tams off the ship for a variety of reasons, as Mal vehemently points out during the confrontation, "[[AFatherToHisMen you turn on any of my crew, you turn on me!]]"
--->'''Mal:''' I hear tell they used to keelhaul traitors back in the day. I don't have a keel to haul you on, so...
** Mal threatens to do this to Simon in the pilot if he fails to save Kaylee, who is laid up with a nasty gunshot wound after being accidentally shot by the Fed trying to bring Simon in, since Simon had refused to treat her unless Mal got them away from the Feds:
---> '''Simon:''' What about us?
---> '''Mal:''' Kaylee comes through, you and your sister get off at Whitefall.
---> '''Simon:''' If she ''doesn't'' come through?
---> '''Mal:''' Well, then you're gettin' off a mite sooner.
** In the ''Serenity'' tabletop RPG, getting thrown out an airlock [[ChunkySalsaRule is instant death]].
* Almost happens to Harlan in the second episode of ''Series/SpaceCases''.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' turned the word "airlock" into a verb. This is the standard method of execution, usually employed to deal with Cylons and suspected Cylon collaborators. Laura Roslin is often referred to as [[FanNickname "Madame Airlock"]] because of her fondness for this method of dealing with undesirables. More recently, [[spoiler:Cally Tyrol]] was murdered by a Cylon in this fashion.
** Often, it is not the airlock that is used, but Galactica's launch tubes - usually used for launching the ship's Vipers. [[JustifiedTrope Which justifies the long tube with a quick-opening door at the end.]]
** Additionally, Cally and Chief Tyrol have to airlock ''themselves'' in
order to be rescued by a Raptor when escaping from a faulty airlock.
** Col. Tigh ''volunteers'' to be airlocked simply to put
save as much resources as possible, every execution in [[SpaceStation the screws to D'Anna's plan to coerce the [[spoiler:Final Five Cylons]] out of hiding. Thankfully, ColonelBadass doesn't take the threatened "express ride Ark]] is done by "floating", or ejecting people into space without protection. And because on the vacuum," but an [[FacelessMooks inconsequential Colonial pilot]] does--tossed out into space, ironically, by D'Anna.
** Another variation, seen in [[spoiler:"Blood On The Scales"]] is to have the person or persons killed while in the launch tube, which would then be opened. Execution and burial, all in one.
Ark AllCrimesAreEqual, that happens a lot.



* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' examples:
** ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'':
*** In "Cold Front," Silik spaces himself (his BizarreAlienBiology allows him to survive in a vacuum for short periods) and almost takes Archer with him.
*** At one point in the Xindi arc, a prisoner refuses to take Captain Archer's threats seriously, so Archer sticks him in the airlock and starts venting out the air. He makes a convincing enough show that the prisoner gives in; we're left to wonder how far Archer might have gone otherwise.
*** In the alternate-timeline episode "Twilight," TheBridge itself gets shot off during the climactic battle, and the entire bridge crew get spaced.
*** Also during the Xindi arc, during the battle in "Azati Prime," ''Enterprise'' suffers multiple hull breaches, one of which shows three redshirts getting blown into space.
*** Archer spaces himself in one episode to escape a space station that is moments away from emptying its stores of deadly viruses into the ventilation system. He's beamed onto the ship moments after clearing the airlock and materializes [[SpaceIsCold half-frozen]].
*** [[HeterosexualLifePartners Trip and Malcolm]] also space themselves once to escape a Romulan drone ship that they're trapped on. Fortunately, they're both wearing space suits, so they survive long enough for ''Enterprise'' to beam them back.
*** The evil MirrorUniverse Archer threatens to space T'Pol if she betrays him--in that case there's no doubt he would carry out his threat.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'':
*** The above scene from ''Enterprise'' hits many of the same notes as one in "Equinox, Part II", with Captain Janeway as the increasingly obsessive interrogator, and a room open to alien attacks as the airlock. The big difference is that Janeway ''doesn't'' back down--Chakotay intervenes to save the prisoner. This scene earned Janeway a "Madame Airlock" reputation well before Roslin.
*** Early, on, the Kazon, after stealing a working transporter from ''Voyager'', [[TeleFrag use it to space two rival Kazon leaders]]. The ''Voyager'' crew initially assume they just can't use it correctly until Neelix identifies the pair.
*** One of the many TheyKilledKennyAgain incidents to befall Harry Kim involves him getting blown out into space while trying to fix a hull breach. He gets replaced by an alternate universe self and keeps on trucking.
*** In "Rise" the VillainOfTheWeek gets thrown out of a SpaceElevator which is so high up in the ionosphere it counts as this trope.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'':
*** In "Covenant," Gul Dukat spaces a follower who's [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness become inconvenient]].
*** Kira threatens to space Quark "if I ever get my hands on that little troll!" in one second season episode.
*** In "The Nagus", Quark is nearly thrown out an airlock by [[CharacterizationMarchesOn his brother Rom]].
*** In "Defiant", Will Riker [[spoiler: actually Thomas Riker]], tells Sisko that Dr. Crusher practically pushed him out an airlock in order to get him to go on shore leave.
*** In "Afterimage," Garak nearly spaces himself during an acute attack of {{claustrophobia}}.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'':
*** In the episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E11Contagion "Contagion"]], it is reported that eighteen people were killed when the Yamato's computer shut down the force field in an open shuttle bay. It turns out they were just dying early to avoid the rush.
*** In [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow "The Naked Now"]] the crew of the ''Tsiolkovsky'' do this to themselves after a virus affects their reasoning and they blow an emergency hatch. It's a SoundOnlyDeath in that case, heard by the horrified bridge crew of the ''Enterprise'' over the comm system.
*** In Lore's first appearance in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E12Datalore "Datalore"]], he is defeated when Data throws him onto a cargo transporter and Wesley beams him into space. Being an android, Lore survives the experience.
* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Company of Thieves", Vala does this to a Lucian Alliance goon who was about to kill Samantha Carter, albeit without an airlock: She uses a damaged Asgard transporter to beam him into space, albeit not on purpose - they didn't know where the goon had been transported to until they looked out the window.
** In the episode "Tangent", Jack O'Neill and Teal'c have to do this to themselves (ie. leave their ship without suits) in order to be evacuated to another ship with a Ring Transporter. They [[RealityIsUnrealistic survive unharmed]].
** In "Prometheus", Jack and Teal'c use this method on the eponymous ship to get rid of the [[spoiler:Goa'uld-infested Colonel Simmons]].
** In a low-atmosphere example, SG-1 used a ring transporter to beam out a Kull warrior hey couldn't stop otherwise. His death was presumably messy.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** In the episode "Travelers", Larrin threatens to drop Sheppard out of Hangar Bay, going as far as opening the doors, leaving him standing on a force shield. Though she doesn't actually voice the threat beyond saying "Don't worry. You're safe as long as the force shield doesn't malfunction, and that almost never happens." Her crew previously state they assume she blew the last man who disappointed her out into space, though this could simply be posturing.
** This is one of the ways [[spoiler: the Wraith virus controlling the Daedalus]] likes to kill people in the episode "The Intruder". It spaces an unfortunate Red Shirt, and tries to do the same to [=McKay=] and Sheppard, leading to an amusing OhCrap moment before they realize that they are protected by a force field.
** Also done to Niam in "Progeny". Since Asurans don't need to breathe, it doesn't actually kill him, but he's left floating in high orbit around the planet.
* Done by a doctor in ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', to a patient [[{{Anvilicious}} whose bank account he's finished sucking dry even though there was nothing wrong with her in the first place.]]
* An episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had a kamikaze baddie that could magnetically attach herself to metal, and guide some NegativeSpaceWedgie missile. At the end of the episode, after she escapes her cage and attaches herself to a wall, Crighton nonchalantly informs her that she attached herself ''to an airlock'', and a detachable one to boot. Moments later, the airlock itself is thrown out, taking her with it.
** D'Argo is accidentally spaced when he is ejected from Moya in "They've Got a Secret", however due to his Luxan physiology, he survives. Over the course of the series, most of Moya's crew (save Aeryn, Zhaan and Sikozu) find themselves spaced (unintentionally or intentionally), but all survive with little if any ill effects. Most notably, during the "Look at the Princess" trilogy Crichton spaces himself without any form of spacesuit or protection in a desperate attempt to escape a doomed spacecraft, and is able to survive for more than a minute before he is able to get himself on board a nearby craft. The only ill effects are frostbite-like symptoms that are virtually shrugged off a few scenes later.
** Noranti, in "I Shrink Therefore I Am", goes so far as to whip up a special compound that allows her to hang around in space, comatose, for several [[{{Microts}} arns]] without any ill effects.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' examples:
** ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'':
*** In "Cold Front," Silik spaces himself (his BizarreAlienBiology allows him
''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' turned the word "airlock" into a verb. This is the standard method of execution, usually employed to survive in a vacuum for short periods) and almost takes Archer deal with him.
*** At one point in the Xindi arc, a prisoner refuses to take Captain Archer's threats seriously, so Archer sticks him in the airlock
Cylons and starts venting out the air. He makes a convincing enough show that the prisoner gives in; we're left suspected Cylon collaborators. Laura Roslin is often referred to wonder how far Archer might have gone otherwise.
*** In the alternate-timeline episode "Twilight," TheBridge itself gets shot off during the climactic battle, and the entire bridge crew get spaced.
*** Also during the Xindi arc, during the battle in "Azati Prime," ''Enterprise'' suffers multiple hull breaches, one of which shows three redshirts getting blown into space.
*** Archer spaces himself in one episode to escape a space station that is moments away from emptying its stores of deadly viruses into the ventilation system. He's beamed onto the ship moments after clearing the airlock and materializes [[SpaceIsCold half-frozen]].
*** [[HeterosexualLifePartners Trip and Malcolm]] also space themselves once to escape a Romulan drone ship that they're trapped on. Fortunately, they're both wearing space suits, so they survive long enough for ''Enterprise'' to beam them back.
*** The evil MirrorUniverse Archer threatens to space T'Pol if she betrays him--in that case there's no doubt he would carry out his threat.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'':
*** The above scene from ''Enterprise'' hits many of the same notes
as one in "Equinox, Part II", with Captain Janeway as the increasingly obsessive interrogator, and a room open to alien attacks as the airlock. The big difference is that Janeway ''doesn't'' back down--Chakotay intervenes to save the prisoner. This scene earned Janeway a [[FanNickname "Madame Airlock" reputation well before Roslin.
*** Early, on, the Kazon, after stealing a working transporter from ''Voyager'', [[TeleFrag use it to space two rival Kazon leaders]]. The ''Voyager'' crew initially assume they just can't use it correctly until Neelix identifies the pair.
*** One
Airlock"]] because of the many TheyKilledKennyAgain incidents to befall Harry Kim involves him getting blown out into space while trying to fix a hull breach. He gets replaced by an alternate universe self and keeps on trucking.
*** In "Rise" the VillainOfTheWeek gets thrown out of a SpaceElevator which is so high up in the ionosphere it counts as this trope.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'':
*** In "Covenant," Gul Dukat spaces a follower who's [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness become inconvenient]].
*** Kira threatens to space Quark "if I ever get my hands on that little troll!" in one second season episode.
*** In "The Nagus", Quark is nearly thrown out an airlock by [[CharacterizationMarchesOn his brother Rom]].
*** In "Defiant", Will Riker [[spoiler: actually Thomas Riker]], tells Sisko that Dr. Crusher practically pushed him out an airlock in order to get him to go on shore leave.
*** In "Afterimage," Garak nearly spaces himself during an acute attack of {{claustrophobia}}.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'':
*** In the episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E11Contagion "Contagion"]], it is reported that eighteen people were killed when the Yamato's computer shut down the force field in an open shuttle bay. It turns out they were just dying early to avoid the rush.
*** In [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow "The Naked Now"]] the crew of the ''Tsiolkovsky'' do this to themselves after a virus affects their reasoning and they blow an emergency hatch. It's a SoundOnlyDeath in that case, heard by the horrified bridge crew of the ''Enterprise'' over the comm system.
*** In Lore's first appearance in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E12Datalore "Datalore"]], he is defeated when Data throws him onto a cargo transporter and Wesley beams him into space. Being an android, Lore survives the experience.
* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Company of Thieves", Vala does this to a Lucian Alliance goon who was about to kill Samantha Carter, albeit without an airlock: She uses a damaged Asgard transporter to beam him into space, albeit not on purpose - they didn't know where the goon had been transported to until they looked out the window.
** In the episode "Tangent", Jack O'Neill and Teal'c have to do this to themselves (ie. leave their ship without suits) in order to be evacuated to another ship with a Ring Transporter. They [[RealityIsUnrealistic survive unharmed]].
** In "Prometheus", Jack and Teal'c use
her fondness for this method on of dealing with undesirables. More recently, [[spoiler:Cally Tyrol]] was murdered by a Cylon in this fashion.
** Often, it is not
the eponymous ship to get rid of the [[spoiler:Goa'uld-infested Colonel Simmons]].
** In a low-atmosphere example, SG-1
airlock that is used, but Galactica's launch tubes - usually used a ring transporter to beam out a Kull warrior hey couldn't stop otherwise. His death was presumably messy.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** In
for launching the episode "Travelers", Larrin threatens to drop Sheppard out of Hangar Bay, going as far as opening ship's Vipers. [[JustifiedTrope Which justifies the doors, leaving him standing on a force shield. Though she doesn't actually voice the threat beyond saying "Don't worry. You're safe as long as the force shield doesn't malfunction, and that almost never happens." Her crew previously state they assume she blew the last man who disappointed her out into space, though this could simply be posturing.
** This is one of the ways [[spoiler: the Wraith virus controlling the Daedalus]] likes to kill people in the episode "The Intruder". It spaces an unfortunate Red Shirt, and tries to do the same to [=McKay=] and Sheppard, leading to an amusing OhCrap moment before they realize that they are protected by a force field.
** Also done to Niam in "Progeny". Since Asurans don't need to breathe, it doesn't actually kill him, but he's left floating in high orbit around the planet.
* Done by a doctor in ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', to a patient [[{{Anvilicious}} whose bank account he's finished sucking dry even though there was nothing wrong
tube with her in a quick-opening door at the first place.end.]]
* An episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had a kamikaze baddie that could magnetically attach herself to metal, ** Additionally, Cally and guide some NegativeSpaceWedgie missile. At Chief Tyrol have to airlock ''themselves'' in order to be rescued by a Raptor when escaping from a faulty airlock.
** Col. Tigh ''volunteers'' to be airlocked simply to put
the end of screws to D'Anna's plan to coerce the episode, after she escapes her cage [[spoiler:Final Five Cylons]] out of hiding. Thankfully, ColonelBadass doesn't take the threatened "express ride into the vacuum," but an [[FacelessMooks inconsequential Colonial pilot]] does--tossed out into space, ironically, by D'Anna.
** Another variation, seen in [[spoiler:"Blood On The Scales"]] is to have the person or persons killed while in the launch tube, which would then be opened. Execution
and attaches herself to burial, all in one.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Servalan leaves
a wall, Crighton nonchalantly informs her that she attached herself ''to an airlock'', and a detachable one to boot. Moments later, magnetic bomb in the airlock itself is thrown out, taking her with it.
** D'Argo is accidentally spaced when
of Warlord Zukan's spacecraft. Zukan sends in his aide to remove it, blowing him out the airlock the moment he is ejected detaches the bomb from Moya in "They've Got a Secret", however due to his Luxan physiology, he survives. Over the course of metal wall. Unfortunately the series, most of Moya's crew (save Aeryn, Zhaan and Sikozu) find themselves spaced (unintentionally or intentionally), but all survive with little if any ill effects. Most notably, during bomb explodes at that point fatally crippling the "Look at the Princess" trilogy Crichton spaces himself without any form of spacesuit or protection in a desperate attempt to escape a doomed spacecraft, and is able so the warlord dies anyway.
** In another episode, Avon tries
to survive for more than airlock [[spoiler:Vila]] when they're both stuck on an escape pod that needs to lose a minute lot of weight quickly to avoid crashing. Things get... pretty dark before he an alternative solution is able found.
* In ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' this apparently happened
to get himself on board a nearby craft. The only ill effects are frostbite-like symptoms that are virtually shrugged off a few scenes later.
** Noranti, in "I Shrink Therefore I Am", goes so far as to whip up a special compound that allows her to hang around in space, comatose, for several [[{{Microts}} arns]] without any ill effects.
Datak's romantic rival. "Accidentally" of course.



** The Doctor only takes Adam Mitchell home after he royally screws up, but Adam says "Blimey. I thought you were gonna chuck me out of an airlock." Not that the TARDIS has one, as it can generate an atmosphere in vacuum - the Doctor and his companions are frequently shown looking out into space.
** Also, in the episode ''Midnight'', [[spoiler: after the Hostess realizes that Sky has been possessed by the unseen entity, she grabs her, opens the door and [[HeroicSacrifice let the truck's safety system throw them both into the vacuum]]. Note that the door was the one that leads to the cockpit (which has been torn apart from the rest of the truck earlier), hence the lack of airlock. The actual exit door (which has an airlock) is located at the back of the truck.]]
** And earlier in ''42'', where [[spoiler: the ship's captain opens the airlock ''deliberately'' to send her and her possessed husband [[RedemptionEqualsDeath into space]].]] It was something of a TearJerker.
** And then in ''The Time of Angels'', River Song throws ''herself'' out of an airlock with intent to land in the TARDIS, to whose occupants she has just given the coordinates via TimeyWimeyBall. Don't worry, the TARDIS has the capability to create an "air corridor".

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** In the classic story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan "The Daleks' Master Plan"]], short-lived companion Katarina spaces herself as a HeroicSacrifice to kill the homicidal psychopath who's holding her hostage.
** In the classic story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E2PlanetOfEvil "Planet of Evil"]], one of the cliffhangers has the Doctor and Sarah in the process of being conveyed out the airlock by one of the spaceship officers, who thinks the Doctor and Sarah are responsibe for the story's high body count. Another murder happens at that point, but even then they only escape death because someone has the decency to run back and stop the process.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E7TheLongGame "The Long Game"]]:
The Doctor only takes Adam Mitchell home after he royally screws up, but Adam says "Blimey. I thought you were gonna chuck me out of an airlock." Not that the TARDIS has one, as it can generate an atmosphere in vacuum - the Doctor and his companions are frequently shown looking out into space.
** Also, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 "42"]]: [[spoiler:Captain McDonnell opens the episode ''Midnight'', [[spoiler: after airlock ''deliberately'' to send her and her possessed husband [[RedemptionEqualsDeath into space]].]] It was something of a TearJerker.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]: [[spoiler:After
the Hostess realizes that Sky has been possessed by the unseen entity, she grabs her, opens the door and [[HeroicSacrifice let the truck's safety system throw them both into the vacuum]]. Note that the door was the one that leads to the cockpit (which has been torn apart from the rest of the truck earlier), hence the lack of airlock. The actual exit door (which has an airlock) is located at the back of the truck.]]
** And earlier in ''42'', where [[spoiler: the ship's captain opens the airlock ''deliberately'' to send her and her possessed husband [[RedemptionEqualsDeath into space]].]] It was something of a TearJerker.
** And then in ''The
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels'', Angels"]]: River Song throws ''herself'' out of an airlock with intent to land in the TARDIS, to whose occupants she has just given the coordinates via TimeyWimeyBall. Don't worry, the TARDIS has the capability to create an "air corridor".



** In the classic story "The Daleks' Master Plan", short-lived companion Katarina spaces herself as a HeroicSacrifice to kill the homicidal psychopath who's holding her hostage.
** In "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship," the pirate Solomon did this to the crew of a Silurian ark he came across. All several thousand of them.
** In the classic story "Planet of Evil," one of the cliffhangers has the Doctor and Sarah in the process of being conveyed out the airlock by one of the spaceship officers, who thinks the Doctor and Sarah are responsibe for the story's high body count. Another murder happens at that point, but even then they only escape death because someone has the decency to run back and stop the process.
** The ActionPrologue of "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" takes this UpToEleven, with the airlock disintegrating around the Doctor, who them has to catch and put on a spacesuit [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace while both are falling towards the planet's surface]]. He succeeds (of course) but puts his helmet on backwards in the rush.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Servalan leaves a magnetic bomb in the airlock of Warlord Zukan's spacecraft. Zukan sends in his aide to remove it, blowing him out the airlock the moment he detaches the bomb from the metal wall. Unfortunately the bomb explodes at that point fatally crippling the spacecraft, so the warlord dies anyway.
** In another episode, Avon tries to airlock [[spoiler:Vila]] when they're both stuck on an escape pod that needs to lose a lot of weight quickly to avoid crashing. Things get... pretty dark before an alternative solution is found.
* In a dramatization of "The Cold Equations" (see above), the '80's revival of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' remained faithful to the story.
* In ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' this apparently happened to Datak's romantic rival. "Accidentally" of course.
* In ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'': ''End of Eternity'', this is how the villain of the week is dispatched. The airlock was on the Moon rather than in space, and the villain's final resting place is glossed over: given his HealingFactor, it could be an AndIMustScream situation.
* ''Series/{{Extant}}'': Kryger does this to his hallucination, who unfortunately appears as his deceased mother.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In the episode "The Voyage Home", an astronaut jettisons one of his crew members because he thinks that the guy turned into a monstrous alien in front of him.
* ''Series/{{The 100}}'': In order to save as much resources as possible, every execution in [[SpaceStation the Ark]] is done by "floating", or ejecting people into space without protection. And because on the Ark AllCrimesAreEqual, that happens a lot.
* ''Series/OtherSpace'' plays this card several times in the first few episodes: the whole crew at first, then the various accused alien infiltrators.

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** In the classic story "The Daleks' Master Plan", short-lived companion Katarina spaces herself as a HeroicSacrifice to kill the homicidal psychopath who's holding her hostage.
** In "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship," the pirate Solomon did this to the crew of a Silurian ark he came across. All several thousand of them.
** In the classic story "Planet of Evil," one of the cliffhangers has the Doctor and Sarah in the process of being conveyed out the airlock by one of the spaceship officers, who thinks the Doctor and Sarah are responsibe for the story's high body count. Another murder happens at that point, but even then they only escape death because someone has the decency to run back and stop the process.
** The ActionPrologue of [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" Wardrobe"]] takes this UpToEleven, with the airlock disintegrating around the Doctor, who them has to catch and put on a spacesuit [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace while both are falling towards the planet's surface]]. He succeeds (of course) but puts his helmet on backwards in the rush.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Servalan leaves a magnetic bomb in the airlock of Warlord Zukan's spacecraft. Zukan sends in his aide to remove it, blowing him out the airlock the moment he detaches the bomb from the metal wall. Unfortunately the bomb explodes at that point fatally crippling the spacecraft, so the warlord dies anyway.
** In another episode, Avon tries to airlock [[spoiler:Vila]] when they're both stuck [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs on an escape pod that needs to lose a lot of weight quickly to avoid crashing. Things get... pretty dark before an alternative solution is found.
* In a dramatization of "The Cold Equations" (see above),
Spaceship"]], the '80's revival of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' remained faithful to the story.
* In ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' this apparently happened to Datak's romantic rival. "Accidentally" of course.
* In ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'': ''End of Eternity'', this is how the villain of the week is dispatched. The airlock was on the Moon rather than in space, and the villain's final resting place is glossed over: given his HealingFactor, it could be an AndIMustScream situation.
* ''Series/{{Extant}}'': Kryger does
pirate Solomon did this to his hallucination, who unfortunately appears as his deceased mother.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In
the episode "The Voyage Home", an astronaut jettisons one of his crew members because of a Silurian ark he thinks that the guy turned into a monstrous alien in front of him.
* ''Series/{{The 100}}'': In order to save as much resources as possible, every execution in [[SpaceStation the Ark]] is done by "floating", or ejecting people into space without protection. And because on the Ark AllCrimesAreEqual, that happens a lot.
* ''Series/OtherSpace'' plays this card
came across. All several times in the first few episodes: the whole crew at first, then the various accused alien infiltrators.thousand of them.



* ''Series/{{Extant}}'': Kryger does this to his hallucination, who unfortunately appears as his deceased mother.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had a kamikaze baddie that could magnetically attach herself to metal, and guide some NegativeSpaceWedgie missile. At the end of the episode, after she escapes her cage and attaches herself to a wall, Crighton nonchalantly informs her that she attached herself ''to an airlock'', and a detachable one to boot. Moments later, the airlock itself is thrown out, taking her with it.
** D'Argo is accidentally spaced when he is ejected from Moya in "They've Got a Secret", however due to his Luxan physiology, he survives. Over the course of the series, most of Moya's crew (save Aeryn, Zhaan and Sikozu) find themselves spaced (unintentionally or intentionally), but all survive with little if any ill effects. Most notably, during the "Look at the Princess" trilogy Crichton spaces himself without any form of spacesuit or protection in a desperate attempt to escape a doomed spacecraft, and is able to survive for more than a minute before he is able to get himself on board a nearby craft. The only ill effects are frostbite-like symptoms that are virtually shrugged off a few scenes later.
** Noranti, in "I Shrink Therefore I Am", goes so far as to whip up a special compound that allows her to hang around in space, comatose, for several [[{{Microts}} arns]] without any ill effects.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** In the episode "Ariel", Mal almost does this to Jayne for ratting Simon and River out to the Feds on Ariel for the reward money. Jayne fearfully states that this "ain't no way for a man to die," and though Jayne wanted both of the Tams off the ship for a variety of reasons, as Mal vehemently points out during the confrontation, "[[AFatherToHisMen you turn on any of my crew, you turn on me!]]"
--->'''Mal:''' I hear tell they used to keelhaul traitors back in the day. I don't have a keel to haul you on, so...
** Mal threatens to do this to Simon in the pilot if he fails to save Kaylee, who is laid up with a nasty gunshot wound after being accidentally shot by the Fed trying to bring Simon in, since Simon had refused to treat her unless Mal got them away from the Feds:
---> '''Simon:''' What about us?
---> '''Mal:''' Kaylee comes through, you and your sister get off at Whitefall.
---> '''Simon:''' If she ''doesn't'' come through?
---> '''Mal:''' Well, then you're gettin' off a mite sooner.
** In the ''Serenity'' tabletop RPG, getting thrown out an airlock [[ChunkySalsaRule is instant death]].
* Done by a doctor in ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', to a patient [[{{Anvilicious}} whose bank account he's finished sucking dry even though there was nothing wrong with her in the first place.]]
* ''Series/OtherSpace'' plays this card several times in the first few episodes: the whole crew at first, then the various accused alien infiltrators.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In the episode "The Voyage Home", an astronaut jettisons one of his crew members because he thinks that the guy turned into a monstrous alien in front of him.



* In ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'': ''End of Eternity'', this is how the villain of the week is dispatched. The airlock was on the Moon rather than in space, and the villain's final resting place is glossed over: given his HealingFactor, it could be an AndIMustScream situation.
* Almost happens to Harlan in the second episode of ''Series/SpaceCases''.
* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** ''Series/StargateSG1'':
*** In the episode "Tangent", Jack O'Neill and Teal'c have to do this to themselves (ie. leave their ship without suits) in order to be evacuated to another ship with a Ring Transporter. They [[RealityIsUnrealistic survive unharmed]].
*** In "Prometheus", Jack and Teal'c use this method on the eponymous ship to get rid of the [[spoiler:Goa'uld-infested Colonel Simmons]].
*** In a low-atmosphere example, SG-1 used a ring transporter to beam out a Kull warrior hey couldn't stop otherwise. His death was presumably messy.
*** "Company of Thieves", Vala does this to a Lucian Alliance goon who was about to kill Samantha Carter, albeit without an airlock: She uses a damaged Asgard transporter to beam him into space, albeit not on purpose - they didn't know where the goon had been transported to until they looked out the window.
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
*** In the episode "Travelers", Larrin threatens to drop Sheppard out of Hangar Bay, going as far as opening the doors, leaving him standing on a force shield. Though she doesn't actually voice the threat beyond saying "Don't worry. You're safe as long as the force shield doesn't malfunction, and that almost never happens." Her crew previously state they assume she blew the last man who disappointed her out into space, though this could simply be posturing.
*** This is one of the ways [[spoiler: the Wraith virus controlling the Daedalus]] likes to kill people in the episode "The Intruder". It spaces an unfortunate Red Shirt, and tries to do the same to [=McKay=] and Sheppard, leading to an amusing OhCrap moment before they realize that they are protected by a force field.
*** Also done to Niam in "Progeny". Since Asurans don't need to breathe, it doesn't actually kill him, but he's left floating in high orbit around the planet.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' examples:
** ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'':
*** In "Cold Front," Silik spaces himself (his BizarreAlienBiology allows him to survive in a vacuum for short periods) and almost takes Archer with him.
*** At one point in the Xindi arc, a prisoner refuses to take Captain Archer's threats seriously, so Archer sticks him in the airlock and starts venting out the air. He makes a convincing enough show that the prisoner gives in; we're left to wonder how far Archer might have gone otherwise.
*** In the alternate-timeline episode "Twilight," TheBridge itself gets shot off during the climactic battle, and the entire bridge crew get spaced.
*** Also during the Xindi arc, during the battle in "Azati Prime," ''Enterprise'' suffers multiple hull breaches, one of which shows three redshirts getting blown into space.
*** Archer spaces himself in one episode to escape a space station that is moments away from emptying its stores of deadly viruses into the ventilation system. He's beamed onto the ship moments after clearing the airlock and materializes [[SpaceIsCold half-frozen]].
*** [[HeterosexualLifePartners Trip and Malcolm]] also space themselves once to escape a Romulan drone ship that they're trapped on. Fortunately, they're both wearing space suits, so they survive long enough for ''Enterprise'' to beam them back.
*** The evil MirrorUniverse Archer threatens to space T'Pol if she betrays him--in that case there's no doubt he would carry out his threat.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'':
*** The above scene from ''Enterprise'' hits many of the same notes as one in "Equinox, Part II", with Captain Janeway as the increasingly obsessive interrogator, and a room open to alien attacks as the airlock. The big difference is that Janeway ''doesn't'' back down--Chakotay intervenes to save the prisoner. This scene earned Janeway a "Madame Airlock" reputation well before Roslin.
*** Early, on, the Kazon, after stealing a working transporter from ''Voyager'', [[TeleFrag use it to space two rival Kazon leaders]]. The ''Voyager'' crew initially assume they just can't use it correctly until Neelix identifies the pair.
*** One of the many TheyKilledKennyAgain incidents to befall Harry Kim involves him getting blown out into space while trying to fix a hull breach. He gets replaced by an alternate universe self and keeps on trucking.
*** In "Rise" the VillainOfTheWeek gets thrown out of a SpaceElevator which is so high up in the ionosphere it counts as this trope.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'':
*** In "Covenant," Gul Dukat spaces a follower who's [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness become inconvenient]].
*** Kira threatens to space Quark "if I ever get my hands on that little troll!" in one second season episode.
*** In "The Nagus", Quark is nearly thrown out an airlock by [[CharacterizationMarchesOn his brother Rom]].
*** In "Defiant", Will Riker [[spoiler: actually Thomas Riker]], tells Sisko that Dr. Crusher practically pushed him out an airlock in order to get him to go on shore leave.
*** In "Afterimage," Garak nearly spaces himself during an acute attack of {{claustrophobia}}.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'':
*** In the episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E11Contagion "Contagion"]], it is reported that eighteen people were killed when the Yamato's computer shut down the force field in an open shuttle bay. It turns out they were just dying early to avoid the rush.
*** In [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow "The Naked Now"]] the crew of the ''Tsiolkovsky'' do this to themselves after a virus affects their reasoning and they blow an emergency hatch. It's a SoundOnlyDeath in that case, heard by the horrified bridge crew of the ''Enterprise'' over the comm system.
*** In Lore's first appearance in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E12Datalore "Datalore"]], he is defeated when Data throws him onto a cargo transporter and Wesley beams him into space. Being an android, Lore survives the experience.
* In a dramatization of "The Cold Equations" (see above), the '80's revival of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' remained faithful to the story.



'''Almighty Tallest Purple:''' That was the ''wrong guy'' but... [[BlofeldPloy that's okay]]! I think everyone gets the point!



'''Almighty Tallest Purple:''' That was the ''wrong guy'' but... [[BlofeldPloy that's okay]]! I think everyone gets the point!


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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E04BrothersOfTheBrokenHorn "Brothers of the Broken Horn"]]: Azmorigan threatens to do this to Ezra and Hondo, via a catapult that flings people out of a hangar forcefield. One of his guards gets subjected to it instead. Hondo nearly gets thrown out, but Ezra saves him with the Force.
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* Once they get their hands on jump pad-less transporters, [[TeleFrag teleporting people]] into space becomes the favored punishment by [[AIIsACrapshoot rampant AIs]] in the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' series.

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* Once they get their hands on jump pad-less transporters, [[TeleFrag teleporting people]] into space becomes the favored punishment by [[AIIsACrapshoot rampant AIs]] in the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' series.series, which can happen to the player in the ''Infinity'' level "Foe Hammer".
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** It's also possible for Roger Wilco to throw himself out of the airlock by "accident."
--> [[HaveANiceDeath "Nice move, Ace. Really spectacular."]]
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