History NightmareFuel / InspectorSpacetime

26th Jul '16 5:04:04 PM MarkLungo
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** No one at BTV claims to remember writing or filming this intro, and Graham Chapman always denied the person in the chair was him.

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** No one at BTV claims to remember writing or filming this intro, and Graham Chapman Creator/GrahamChapman always denied the person in the chair was him.
28th May '15 5:24:50 PM nombretomado
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''InspectorSpacetime'''s been on the air for over 50 years. That is also the amount of time the programme's monsters will keep you awake at night. Not for nothing is it said that kids can watch only from behind the sofa, with their hands over their eyes, while wearing a welding mask that blocks out 90% of all light.


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''InspectorSpacetime'''s ''JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime'''s been on the air for over 50 years. That is also the amount of time the programme's monsters will keep you awake at night. Not for nothing is it said that kids can watch only from behind the sofa, with their hands over their eyes, while wearing a welding mask that blocks out 90% of all light.

9th Mar '14 9:36:38 PM crazysamaritan
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* The Hollow Men, from the Ninth Inspector two-parter "The Cambiare Machine"/"A Spacetime Musical". Their BlackEyesOfEvil are literal voids. They're [[ActionBomb walking bombs]] whose shrapnel turns people into more Hollow Men. And their screeches are... [[HellIsThatNoise enormously creepy]].

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* The Hollow Men, from the Ninth Inspector two-parter "The Cambiare Machine"/"A Spacetime Musical". Their BlackEyesOfEvil are literal voids. They're [[ActionBomb walking bombs]] whose shrapnel turns people into more Hollow Men. And their screeches are... [[HellIsThatNoise enormously creepy]].creepy.
20th Aug '13 8:59:43 PM Geoduck
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* The Inspector-Muppet in "Mindscrew" was rather adorable. The [[PerversePuppet Final Stage puppets]]... not so much.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Ailurophobes]] will tell you that "[[CatsAreMean The Kittens]]" serial features the scariest ''Inspector Spacetime'' MonsterOfTheWeek ever, repeatedly subverting the CatScare trope in the most frightening fashions possible.
** Chilopodophobes argue that although the CreepyCentipedes from "The Monster in the Crevasse" were intended just to provide a little atmosphere, they're scarier than anything the show has done before or since.
* [[OmnicidalManiac Nergal]] from "The Ziggurats of Venus": "I am [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Nergal the Burner, Nergal the Raging King, Nergal the Furious One]]! [[KneelBeforeZod COWER BEFORE THE DESTROYING FLAME OF NERGAL!]]"
* The Snarling Lions. Does this even need explaining? Many a fan has found themselves unable to watch ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ever again.


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* The Inspector-Muppet in "Mindscrew" was rather adorable. The [[PerversePuppet Final Stage puppets]]... not so much.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Ailurophobes]] will tell you that "[[CatsAreMean The Kittens]]" serial features the scariest ''Inspector Spacetime'' MonsterOfTheWeek ever, repeatedly subverting the CatScare trope in the most frightening fashions possible.
** Chilopodophobes argue that although the CreepyCentipedes from "The Monster in the Crevasse" were intended just to provide a little atmosphere, they're scarier than anything the show has done before or since.
* [[OmnicidalManiac Nergal]] from "The Ziggurats of Venus": "I am [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Nergal the Burner, Nergal the Raging King, Nergal the Furious One]]! [[KneelBeforeZod COWER BEFORE THE DESTROYING FLAME OF NERGAL!]]"
* The Snarling Lions. Does this even need explaining? Many a fan has found themselves unable to watch ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ever again.
30th May '13 10:26:08 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* The Sergeant [[HannibalLecture verbally dissecting]] Joanna's family and the de-aged Inspector as he holds them hostage during the dinner party. JulianSands' subdued performance as the Sergeant lends some legitimate creepiness to the performance as he, one by one, brings all of the Martin family to tears without even leaving his seat. Even worse: it's [[OffscreenInertia implied]] that he did this to them ''every night'' during The Month That Was Meant To Be, while holding them hostage on his submarine.

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* The Sergeant [[HannibalLecture [[BreakingSpeech verbally dissecting]] Joanna's family and the de-aged Inspector as he holds them hostage during the dinner party. JulianSands' subdued performance as the Sergeant lends some legitimate creepiness to the performance as he, one by one, brings all of the Martin family to tears without even leaving his seat. Even worse: it's [[OffscreenInertia implied]] that he did this to them ''every night'' during The Month That Was Meant To Be, while holding them hostage on his submarine.
21st Apr '13 12:27:21 PM TVRulezAgain
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* The Snarling Lions. Does this even need explaining? Many a fan has found themselves unable to watch ''TheLionKing'' ever again.

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* The Snarling Lions. Does this even need explaining? Many a fan has found themselves unable to watch ''TheLionKing'' ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ever again.
3rd Feb '13 12:45:29 PM btravern
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The show's been on for almost 50 years. That is also the amount of time the monsters from ''InspectorSpacetime'' will keep you awake at night. Not for nothing is it said that kids can only watch ''IS'' from behind the sofa, with their hands over their eyes, while wearing a welding mask that blocks out 90% of all light.

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The show's ''InspectorSpacetime'''s been on the air for almost over 50 years. That is also the amount of time the programme's monsters from ''InspectorSpacetime'' will keep you awake at night. Not for nothing is it said that kids can only watch ''IS'' only from behind the sofa, with their hands over their eyes, while wearing a welding mask that blocks out 90% of all light.
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* The Inspector-puppet in "Mindscrew" was rather adorable. The Final Stage puppets... not so much.
* The Snarling Lions. Does this even need explaining? Many a fan has found themselves unable to watch the Lion King ever again.

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* The Inspector-puppet Inspector-Muppet in "Mindscrew" was rather adorable. The [[PerversePuppet Final Stage puppets...puppets]]... not so much.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Ailurophobes]] will tell you that "[[CatsAreMean The Kittens]]" serial features the scariest ''Inspector Spacetime'' MonsterOfTheWeek ever, repeatedly subverting the CatScare trope in the most frightening fashions possible.
** Chilopodophobes argue that although the CreepyCentipedes from "The Monster in the Crevasse" were intended just to provide a little atmosphere, they're scarier than anything the show has done before or since.
* [[OmnicidalManiac Nergal]] from "The Ziggurats of Venus": "I am [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Nergal the Burner, Nergal the Raging King, Nergal the Furious One]]! [[KneelBeforeZod COWER BEFORE THE DESTROYING FLAME OF NERGAL!]]"
* The Snarling Lions. Does this even need explaining? Many a fan has found themselves unable to watch the Lion King ''TheLionKing'' ever again.



* The Sandmen, from "The Deserts of Venus." Humans who have been infected by a virus in the sand, turning them into shuffling zombies with sand and dirt constantly pouring off of them. The sand gets into machinery and clogs up the insides, rendering them useless. Most terrifying, however, is their method of infecting others: they ''bury people in the sand they constantly produce'', essentially mummifying them, then the infectee bursts out of the pile of sand in typical zombie-esque fashion.
* The Hollow Men, from the Ninth Inspector two-parter "The Cambiare Machine"/"A Spacetime Musical". Their BlackEyesOfEvil are literal void. They're {{Action Bomb}}s whose shrapnel turns people into more Hollow Men. And their screeches are... [[HellIsThatNoise enormously creepy]].

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* The Sandmen, from "The "[[ThirstyDesert The Deserts of Venus." Venus]]". Humans who have been infected by a virus in the sand, silicate-virus, turning them into shuffling zombies with sand and dirt constantly pouring off of them. The sand gets into machinery and clogs up the insides, rendering them useless. Most terrifying, however, is their method of infecting others: they ''bury They ''[[DishingOutDirt bury people in the sand they constantly produce'', essentially produce]]'', effectively mummifying them, and then the infectee bursts out of the pile of sand in typical zombie-esque fashion.
* The Hollow Men, from the Ninth Inspector two-parter "The Cambiare Machine"/"A Spacetime Musical". Their BlackEyesOfEvil are literal void. voids. They're {{Action Bomb}}s [[ActionBomb walking bombs]] whose shrapnel turns people into more Hollow Men. And their screeches are... [[HellIsThatNoise enormously creepy]].



* TheTeaser from Season 22's "The Mark of the Maharani." The Sixth Inspector [[DissonantSerenity relaxing in a leather armchair]], staring directly into the camera, and muttering quiet, rhythmic gibberish (that, it turns out, is a synopsis of the episode's plot in [[OminousLatinChanting backwards Latin]])? That's a bit creepy. But upon repeat viewings, you pick up more details--like the fact that he doesn't blink even once during the nearly two-minute-long intro, or that there are strange amorphous ''things'' churning in the darkness behind him, or that [[FreezeFrameBonus for a few frames toward the end his eyes appear to be charcoal drawings crudely sketched onto an expanse of otherwise featureless skin]], or that the Inspector is referring to you ''by name.''
** It's worth noting that no one at BTV actually remembers writing or filming this intro, and that until his death Graham Chapman denied the person in the chair was him.
** At one point the pipe in the Inspector's hand is replaced with what appears to be an inhumanly large severed finger.

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* TheTeaser from Season 22's "The Mark of the Maharani." The Sixth Inspector [[DissonantSerenity relaxing in a leather armchair]], staring directly into the camera, and muttering quiet, rhythmic gibberish (that, it turns out, is a synopsis of the episode's plot in [[OminousLatinChanting backwards Latin]])? That's a bit creepy. But upon repeat viewings, [[ConspiracyTheorist fixated Inspectrum fans]] insist, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness you pick up more details--like the fact that strange details]]--like how he doesn't seem to blink even once during the nearly two-minute-long intro, or that there are strange amorphous ''things'' churning in the darkness behind him, or that [[FreezeFrameBonus for a few frames toward the end his eyes appear to be charcoal drawings crudely sketched onto an expanse of otherwise featureless skin]], drawings]], or that the Inspector is referring to you ''by name.''
** It's worth noting that no No one at BTV actually remembers claims to remember writing or filming this intro, and that until his death Graham Chapman always denied the person in the chair was him.
** At one point the pipe in the Inspector's hand is replaced with what pipe appears to be an inhumanly large severed finger.[[TheTreacheryOfImages vanish in a puff of smoke]], only to reconstitute itself when he exhales.



** I spent a few hours watching the intro over and over, trying to spot something I'd missed before. I woke up drenched in sweat with unexplained sores on my hands and back and dozens of index cards filled with neat block print that read "THEY YEARN TO MEET YOU."
*** '''Burn the cards.'''

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** [[UnreliableNarrator I spent a few hours watching the intro over and over, trying to spot something I'd missed before. I woke up drenched in sweat with unexplained sores on my hands and back and dozens of index cards filled with neat block print that read "THEY YEARN TO MEET YOU."
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*** '''Burn '''[[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Burn the cards.''']]'''



* Yeah yeah, they did "The Gloom of Aquanus" when they went over-budget on sets, but the sequence with that [[CastingAShadow Shadow Vector thing]] is still damn creepy.

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* Yeah Yeah, yeah, they did "The Gloom of Aquanus" when they went over-budget were going over budget on sets, but the sequence with that [[CastingAShadow Shadow Vector thing]] is still damn creepy.creepy.
** Especially when it shows up in the WhiteVoidRoom at the cliffhanger before the final episode.
13th Jan '13 10:18:03 AM btravern
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* The HumiliationConga at the end of "Anger of the Inspector" when the Inspector forces the Haemo Clan to undergo horrendous punishments. Haemo Daddy having to [[spoiler: spend the rest of eternity in the form of a Mexican luchador's underpants]] was bad enough, but the punishments of the rest of the Haemo Clan are too horrible to mention.


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* The HumiliationConga at the end of "Anger of the Inspector" when the Inspector forces the Haemo Clan to undergo horrendous punishments. Haemo Daddy having to [[spoiler: spend the rest of eternity in the form of a Mexican luchador's underpants]] was bad enough, but the punishments of the rest of the Haemo Clan are too horrible to mention.
13th Jan '13 10:16:35 AM btravern
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* ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Loudness]]''. They engulf your mind with disturbing images and sounds of their feeding on you, your friends and family. The more there are, the less you can think about anything else, until your mind simply overloads and shuts down, giving them the opportunity to feed on your comatose body.

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* ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Loudness]]''. Cacophony]]''. They engulf your mind with disturbing images and sounds of their feeding on you, your friends and family. The more there are, the less you can think about anything else, until your mind simply overloads and shuts down, giving them the opportunity to feed on your comatose body.body.
* The HumiliationConga at the end of "Anger of the Inspector" when the Inspector forces the Haemo Clan to undergo horrendous punishments. Haemo Daddy having to [[spoiler: spend the rest of eternity in the form of a Mexican luchador's underpants]] was bad enough, but the punishments of the rest of the Haemo Clan are too horrible to mention.
6th Nov '12 9:02:54 AM btravern
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The show's been on for almost 50 years. That is also the amount of time the monsters from ''InspectorSpacetime'' will keep you awake at night; not for nothing is it said that kids can only watch ''IS'' from behind the sofa, with their hands over their eyes, while wearing a welding mask that blocks out 90% of all light.

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The show's been on for almost 50 years. That is also the amount of time the monsters from ''InspectorSpacetime'' will keep you awake at night; not night. Not for nothing is it said that kids can only watch ''IS'' from behind the sofa, with their hands over their eyes, while wearing a welding mask that blocks out 90% of all light.



* The Inspector-puppet in "Mindscrew" was rather adorable. The Final Stage puppets.. not so much.

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* The Inspector-puppet in "Mindscrew" was rather adorable. The Final Stage puppets..puppets... not so much.



** As soon as you see a Quiet Man, you instantly are strucken mute, leaving you wide-eyed and helpless as it gets ready to blow you to pieces. OhCrap.

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** As soon as you see a Quiet Man, you instantly are strucken stricken mute, leaving you wide-eyed and helpless as it gets ready to blow you to pieces. OhCrap.



* The Sergeant [[HannibalLecture verbally dissecting]] Joanna's family and the de-aged Inspector as he holds them hostage during the dinner party. Anthony Hopkins' subdued performance as the Sergeant lends some legitimate creepiness to the performance as he, one by one, brings all of the Martin family to tears without even leaving his seat. Even worse: it's [[OffscreenInertia implied]] that he did this to them ''every night'' during The Month That Was Meant To Be, while holding them hostage on his submarine.

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* The Sergeant [[HannibalLecture verbally dissecting]] Joanna's family and the de-aged Inspector as he holds them hostage during the dinner party. Anthony Hopkins' JulianSands' subdued performance as the Sergeant lends some legitimate creepiness to the performance as he, one by one, brings all of the Martin family to tears without even leaving his seat. Even worse: it's [[OffscreenInertia implied]] that he did this to them ''every night'' during The Month That Was Meant To Be, while holding them hostage on his submarine.



** Even the ''armchair'' is unnerving, with those odd interlocking patterns stitched into it..

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** Even the ''armchair'' is unnerving, with those odd interlocking patterns stitched into it..it...
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