Nightmare Fuel / Inspector Spacetime

Inspector Spacetime'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.

  • The Blorgons. They may look stupid, but they will give you nightmares.
  • Clothons. Just think about it. Waking up one night as you find your own pajamas strangling you to death, being attacked by underwear in a retail store, forced to wear clashing colours....
  • The Quiet Men and the fact that they won't shut up, especially concerning the Ironic Nursery Rhyme about the Inspector's impending doom.
    Ring ring, goes the bell/
    One day we all must quit/
    Ring ring, goes the bell/
    Till the Inspector snuffs it
    • As soon as you see a Quiet Man, you instantly are stricken mute, leaving you wide-eyed and helpless as it gets ready to blow you to pieces. Oh, Crap!.
  • The Cacophony. They engulf your mind with disturbing 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.
  • The Sandmen, from "The Deserts of Venus". Humans who have been infected by a silicate-virus, turning them into shuffling zombies with sand and dirt constantly pouring off 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, 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 Black Eyes of Evil are literal voids. They're walking bombs whose shrapnel turns people into more Hollow Men. And their screeches are... enormously creepy.

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