Space Isolation Horror YKTTW Discussion
|Space Isolation Horror|
You are alone in the cold of space and you are going to die.
Do We Have This One? Note to self: link to this on the following pages: Horror, Survival Horror
- "Just for once I'd like to see a spaceship in a horror game that actually seems like it might have been a nice place to live. You know, tasteful light-fittings, eloquent lacquered wood panels, or, at the very least, throw a fucking carpet down now and then. At least that way it would almost be a surprise when it gets invaded by a horde of flesh-eating mutants. Frankly, if you paint your spaceship gun-metal gray and fit it with about half as many flickery-ass fluorescent lights then are necessary, then you might as well rename it the USS Kill Beast Buffet."
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- A Iis A Crap Shoot
- Apocalyptic Log: Mostly prevalent in video game works of this genre.
- Closed Circle
- Distress Call
- Everybody's Dead, Dave
- Government Conspiracy
- ISO Standard Human Spaceship
- No OSHA Compliance
- Vader Breath
Works exemplifying the genre[[folder: Film]]
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Event Horizon
- Dr. 'Bones' McCoy has a healthy fear of this, as he mentions in the beginning of the newer Star Trek movie
- The Michael Moorcock sci-fi novel about escaping from a lunatic dying Earth, The Black Corridor, uses this trope repeatedly, in the isolation felt by a crew-member on the escape ship who is doing his twenty-five year solo stint at flying the ship, attending to emergencies, and seeing nobody dies in suspended animation. This gives him time to brood and go quietly insane.
- The short story "The Cold Equations" and its various Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and TV Movie adaptations could count as this: they are about a pilot of a small spacecraft with limited capabilities facing a difficult decision to space a human stowaway whose presence endangers his mission. The different adaptations feature somewhat different endings.
- Played straight in the Firefly episode Out of Gas. The titular gas is oxygen.
- Star Trek: Voyager had a couple of episodes where Seven of Nine and/or the Doctor were the only crew members immune to the Stellar Anomaly of the Week and thus had to command the ship by themselves for long periods of time when the rest of the crew hibernated in stasis pods or were under the mental control of aliens.
- The repeated line about Space is dark/And it's so endless/When you're lost it's so relentless from one of Michael Moorcock's books was later set to music by space-rockers Hawkwind, who also mined Moorcock's book for another bleak song on the same theme, The Golden Void (Golden Void/Speaks to me/Denying my reality/Lose my body, lose my mind/Solar wind, I flow like wine...)
Works exemplifying the undersea version:[[folder: Literature]]