History NightmareFuel / Space1999

23rd Apr '17 9:47:56 PM Scifimaster92
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* The shot of the body farm in "Mission of the Darians", with the [[FanDisservice nude corpses]] lined up on the table, is pure unadulterated Nightmare Fuel.
** The basic concept of the episode warrants discussion here as well. A massive [[GenerationShips generation ship]] containing the last remains of a once-grand civilization has devolved into something out of a post-apocalyptic nightmare following a radiation leak, with the surviving members of the underclass being used as HumanResources for the privileged. WordOfGod states that the whole scenario was inspired at least in part by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguayan_Air_Force_Flight_571 Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 disaster]], in which the crash survivors were forced to [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty cannibalize their dead comrades]] in order to survive long enough to find help.
2nd Nov '16 4:54:21 PM Scifimaster92
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* "Alpha Child" plays out rather like an outer-space version of ''Literature/TheMidwichCuckoos'', with an alien changeling named Jarak taking the place of young Jackie Crawford, possessing his body and accelerating his growth. The episode subjects us to such [[SarcasmMode lovely imagery]] as a grown child trapped within the confines of an incubator and said child ''psychically torturing his own mother''.
** For some viewers, though, the effect is [[NightmareRetardant somewhat blunted]] by Jarak's [[WTHCostumingDepartment rather ridiculous costume]].
* "Force of Life" involves an Alpha technician named Anton Zoref (played by Creator/IanMcShane) who is transformed into a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent heat-sucking vampire]] after being exposed to a mysterious alien force. This results in several other characters being instantaneously frozen to death by way of a simple touch. The episode's climax has [[spoiler:Zoref [[CruelAndUnusualDeath incinerated by a laser beam]] only to be immediately revived as a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] while attempting to access Alpha's nuclear reactor - the ultimate source of heat on the base.]] The shot of [[spoiler:Zoref's]] scorched body with its GlowingEyesOfDoom stumbling across the reactor room is one that will haunt you in your dreams.
2nd Nov '16 3:41:50 PM Scifimaster92
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* Balor from "End of Eternity" is an immortal AxCrazy psychopath with [[HealingFactor accelerated healing]] who demands that the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha submit to his sadistic ways in exchange for the secret to eternal life after they free him from his asteroid prison. He's basically an [[RecycledInSpace alien version]] of {{Faust}}. Worse is the ending - [[spoiler:he ends up exactly where he started, [[AndIMustScream imprisoned for all eternity]], after being ThrownOutTheAirlock.]]
** From the same episode, the scene where a Moonbase Alpha crew member named Baxter attacks Commander Koenig with a model airplane, shot from Koenig's point of view.
** Balor's dark paintings of people in situations of pain and suffering are the stuff of nightmares.
2nd Nov '16 2:17:20 AM Scifimaster92
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* The {{NightmareSequence}}s in "Another Time, Another Place" and "Missing Link".

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* The {{NightmareSequence}}s {{Nightmare Sequence}}s in "Another Time, Another Place" and "Missing Link".
31st Oct '16 11:58:28 PM Scifimaster92
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* The {{NigtmareSequence}}s in "Another Time, Another Place" and "Missing Link".

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* The {{NigtmareSequence}}s {{NightmareSequence}}s in "Another Time, Another Place" and "Missing Link".
31st Oct '16 11:58:10 PM Scifimaster92
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* The fate of [[spoiler: Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion".

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* The fate of [[spoiler: [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] Rowland]]]] in "Death's Other Dominion".


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* The {{NigtmareSequence}}s in "Another Time, Another Place" and "Missing Link".
12th Jul '15 6:53:13 PM kchishol
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* The very premise of the series scared some in a way ''Franchise/StarTrek'' never did. Whenever the base lost personnel and equipment, ''that's it''. There will be no replacements, and they are in growing danger of running out, especially since they apparently have no production facilities. At least in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the ship had Neelix to rustle up supplies.

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* The very premise of the series scared some in a way ''Franchise/StarTrek'' never did. Whenever the base lost personnel personnel, and equipment, ''that's it''. There will be no replacements, and they are in growing danger of running out, especially since they apparently have no production facilities. At least in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the ship had Neelix to rustle up supplies.That makes every death of RedShirt characters feel like a horrific loss.
16th May '15 4:14:35 PM Dunebasher
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** [[spoiler: They didn't have to check who was most compatible. Dr. Russell runs tests and confirms that the process would work with any human, but Zantor points out that it would have to be calibrated to the chosen individual. Simmonds suffers his fate because he doesn't allow Zantor to carry out this calibration. The computer selection was simply to choose an Alphan at random, but it's insinuated that the reason Simmonds was chosen was that he was the least essential to the continued survival of the base.]]
4th Jan '15 9:30:15 AM Epithumia
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** It's debatable that they had no production facilities. In the first episode, Alpha was likely involved in the ''construction'' of the Meta Probe, and having a construction base outside Earth's gravity well would be one of the best justifications for having a Moon base. Alpha's Technical Section was the largest section on the base, and included rocket propulsion engineers, general maintenance crews, mining personnel.
26th Mar '14 10:32:41 PM Cindylover1969
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** [[spoiler: It ''does'' work on humans, but they had to check the staff to see who'd be most compatible with the system - and Simmonds forced his way in before it could be completed. And just to rub it in, guess who the computer deemed to be the one most suited...]]
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