History Series / NightGallery

26th Dec '16 9:06:28 PM foxley
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* HumanHeadOnTheWall: "Clean Kills and Other Trophies". When an evil trophy hunter forces his son to kill a deer, he is punished by African tribal gods. He is killed and his head is mounted on the trophy wall in his own house.
4th Dec '16 9:14:32 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* GainaxEnding: "The House" ends very ambiguously, with [[spoiler:Elaine somehow switching roles between her dream self and reality. It's obliquely implied that the "haunting" has been an astral projection of her recurring dream all along]], but the story doesn't give a concrete explanation of what's really going on, nor exactly what sort of haunting the previous owners experienced.

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* GainaxEnding: "The House" ends very ambiguously, with [[spoiler:Elaine somehow switching roles between her dream self and reality. It's obliquely implied suggested that the "haunting" has been an astral projection of her recurring dream all along]], but the story doesn't give a concrete explanation of what's really going on, nor exactly what sort of haunting ghostly activity the house's previous owners experienced.
4th Dec '16 3:20:04 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The robotic servants in "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore" are capable of adaptive learning, feeling emotions like pain and distress, and as the abusive Mr. and Mrs. Fulton learn the hard way, [[spoiler:defending themselves by force]].

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: RidiculouslyHumanRobots:
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The robotic servants in "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore" are capable of adaptive learning, feeling emotions like pain and distress, and as the abusive Mr. and Mrs. Fulton learn the hard way, [[spoiler:defending themselves by force]].force]].
** The [[spoiler:"Class of '99"]] is similar, except replace "pain and distress" with "hate."
4th Dec '16 12:36:33 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* IdiotBall: Col. Malloy in "A Question of Fear" [[spoiler:commits suicide out of belief in the Doctor's serum]], in spite of being quite skeptical up to that point ''and'' uncovering plenty of evidence that the doctor had fabricated everything else he'd tried to scare the Col. with.

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* IdiotBall: Col. Malloy in "A Question of Fear" [[spoiler:commits suicide out of belief in the Doctor's serum]], in spite of being quite skeptical up to that point ''and'' uncovering plenty of evidence that the doctor had fabricated everything else he'd he tried to scare the Col. with.Colonel with. The doctor himself seems a bit shocked that Malloy didn't just call his bluff and go look in the cellar.
4th Dec '16 12:28:59 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* GainaxEnding: "The House" ends very ambiguously, with [[spoiler:Elaine somehow switching roles between her dream self and reality. It's obliquely implied that the "haunting" has been an astral projection of her recurring dream all along]], but the story doesn't give a concrete explanation of what's really going on, nor exactly what sort of haunting the previous owners experienced.



* IdiotBall: Col. Malloy in "A Question of Fear" [[spoiler:commits suicide out of belief in the Doctor's serum]], in spite of being quite skeptical up to that point ''and'' uncovering plenty of evidence that the doctor had fabricated everything else he'd tried to scare the Col. with.



* PendulumOfDeath: In "A Question of Fear", Colonel Mallory lies down on a bed in a supposedly haunted house. Steel restraints suddenly emerge and cover his chest, locking him in. Then a swinging razor-sharp swinging pendulum descends, moving closer and closer to his neck. Just short of slicing his throat, the pendulum stops. The next morning the restraints and pendulum are gone.

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* PendulumOfDeath: In "A Question of Fear", Colonel Mallory Malloy lies down on a bed in a supposedly haunted house. Steel restraints suddenly emerge and cover his chest, locking him in. Then a swinging razor-sharp swinging pendulum descends, moving closer and closer to his neck. Just short of slicing his throat, the pendulum stops. The next morning the restraints and pendulum are gone.


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* RedEyesTakeWarning: The demon in "There Aren't Any More [=MacBanes=]" is only fully revealed at the end. Before that, we only get to see its freakishly glowing red eyes in the darkness and its clawed hands.


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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The robotic servants in "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore" are capable of adaptive learning, feeling emotions like pain and distress, and as the abusive Mr. and Mrs. Fulton learn the hard way, [[spoiler:defending themselves by force]].
17th Oct '16 2:18:39 PM TheMadLurker
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** "The Caterpillar" ends with one that has haunted many years after the fact. [[spoiler: And females lay eggs.]]
1st Jun '16 2:51:47 AM foxley
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* PendulumOfDeath: In "A Question of Fear", Colonel Mallory lies down on a bed in a supposedly haunted house. Steel restraints suddenly emerge and cover his chest, locking him in. Then a swinging razor-sharp swinging pendulum descends, moving closer and closer to his neck. Just short of slicing his throat, the pendulum stops. The next morning the restraints and pendulum are gone.
22nd May '16 6:21:51 PM Sharlee
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The psychic attack that kills a man causes the simultaneous rupture of three major arteries, any one of which could've killed him on its own.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The psychic attack attacks that kills a man kill Walker and the convict in "Lady, Lady, Take My Life" causes the simultaneous rupture of three major arteries, any one of which could've killed him would've been fatal on its own.
22nd May '16 6:20:27 PM Sharlee
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The psychic attack that kills a man causes the simultaneous rupture of three major arteries, any one of which could've killed him on its own.
22nd May '16 10:48:33 AM Sharlee
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* LigherAndSofter: Some episodes are this compared to the short stories they were based on. "Clean Kills and Other Trophies" for example, ends with the abusive, hunting-obsessed father being turned into a head-on-the-wall by the black magic of a convenient MagicalNegro; in the original story, his son goes insane and does this with a [[OffWithHisHead rather more hands-on approach.]] Or in "Green Fingers," instead of the old lady's clone going after the CorruptCorporateExecutive who had her killed (not present in the story) it instead [[spoiler: kills and replaces the original.]]

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* LigherAndSofter: LighterAndSofter: Some episodes are this compared to the short stories they were based on. "Clean Kills and Other Trophies" for example, ends with the abusive, hunting-obsessed father being turned into a head-on-the-wall by the black magic of a convenient MagicalNegro; in the original story, his son goes insane and does this with a [[OffWithHisHead rather more hands-on approach.]] Or in "Green Fingers," instead of the old lady's clone going after the CorruptCorporateExecutive who had her killed (not present in the story) it instead [[spoiler: kills and replaces the original.]]
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