History NightmareFuel / Space1999

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...]]
7th May '13 8:02:34 AM TheMCP
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* The episode "Dragon's Domain", and that scene with the tentacled monster dragging screaming personnel into its mouth and spitting out dessicated corpses...

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** Both played straight and partially averted in the ExpandedUniverse of novelizations and comics, where the Alphans were occasionally shown to have ''some'' limited mining and production facilities, but still had chronic supply problems. (Especially in season 2, where a crucial metal called "tiranium"(sic) always seemed to be in short supply.)
* The episode "Dragon's Domain", and that scene with the tentacled monster dragging screaming personnel into its mouth and spitting out dessicated dessicated, char-broiled, smoking corpses...



* The fate of [[spoiler: Commissioner Simmonds]] in "Earthbound".

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* The fate of [[spoiler: Commissioner Simmonds]] in "Earthbound". After forcing his way aboard the vessel of some friendly aliens (who are, conveniently, headed for Earth) and who've agreed to take one Alphan passenger along for the ride (since they have a spare hibernation cubicle), [[spoiler: Simmonds awakes inside the glass cubicle only minutes into the voyage. Turns out, the aliens' suspended-animation process doesn't work on humans... and the aliens are asleep, and the cubicle can only be opened from the outside...]]
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