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* Torens [[MindRape having his mind drained by Psyche]] in "The Metamorph". What really sells the scene is the performance of actor Nick Brimble, which fully conveys the horror of someone having their mind literally ripped out of their skull. And once that's all done and over with, Torens is [[LossOfIdentity reduced to a mindless vegetable]] who doesn't even recognize his former colleagues, condemned to toil in the mines for the remainder of his natural life.

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* Torens [[MindRape having his mind drained by Psyche]] in "The Metamorph". What really sells the scene is the lack of dialogue apart from the [[HellIsThatNoise horrifying sound]] of Psyche and the performance of actor Nick Brimble, which who fully conveys the horror of someone having their mind literally ripped out of their skull. And once that's all done and over with, Torens is [[LossOfIdentity reduced to a mindless vegetable]] who doesn't even recognize his former colleagues, condemned to toil in the mines for the remainder of his natural life.



** Also from the pilot episode, Nordstrom and Collins going berserk and attacking their fellow base personnel in fits of radiation-induced madness. Sudden, violent insanity is always prime Nightmare Fuel.

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** Also from the pilot episode, Nordstrom and Collins going berserk and attacking their fellow base personnel in fits of radiation-induced madness. Sudden, While it's rather unlikely that magnetic radiation would have the effects presented apart from the [[EyeScream cataracts]], sudden violent insanity is always prime Nightmare Fuel.


** The basic concept of the episode warrants discussion here as well. A massive {{generation ship|s}} 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.

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** The basic concept of the episode warrants discussion here as well. A massive {{generation ship|s}} 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.privileged, something which is demonstrated in all its full horror in a scene where Alpha security guard Bill Lowery is placed in a disintegration chamber and broken down to a few base proteins. 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.help.
* Torens [[MindRape having his mind drained by Psyche]] in "The Metamorph". What really sells the scene is the performance of actor Nick Brimble, which fully conveys the horror of someone having their mind literally ripped out of their skull. And once that's all done and over with, Torens is [[LossOfIdentity reduced to a mindless vegetable]] who doesn't even recognize his former colleagues, condemned to toil in the mines for the remainder of his natural life.
* A more subtle example is the fates of Meta Probe pilots Warren and Sparkman in the pilot episode, who are sent into [[AndIMustScream irreversible comas]] by an unexplained viral infection. It really highlights the first season's downright pessimistic attitude towards space travel. The scene is made all the more chilling by the harsh blue light of the isolation ward shining down on their motionless bodies.
** Also from the pilot episode, Nordstrom and Collins going berserk and attacking their fellow base personnel in fits of radiation-induced madness. Sudden, violent insanity is always prime Nightmare Fuel.


* The fate of [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion". We don't see his actual demise, but we certainly see the aftermath, and boy is it horrific. As soon as their Eagle leaves the atmosphere of Ultima Thule, a planet that is essentially [[Literature/LostHorizon Shangri-La]] [[RecycledInSpace in space]], Koenig and Carter suddenly hear Helena scream, and find Dr. Rowland suddenly reduced to a steaming, badly decomposed corpse. Even more horrifyingly, he is ''still holding Helena's hand'' when they come upon the gruesome scene.

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* The fate of [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion". We don't see his actual demise, but we certainly see the aftermath, and boy is it horrific. As soon as their Eagle leaves the atmosphere of Ultima Thule, a planet that is essentially [[Literature/LostHorizon Shangri-La]] [[RecycledInSpace in space]], Koenig and Carter suddenly hear Helena scream, and find Dr. Rowland suddenly reduced to a steaming, badly decomposed corpse. Even more horrifyingly, he is ''still holding Helena's hand'' when they come upon the gruesome scene.


* The fate of [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion". We don't see his actual demise, but we certainly see the aftermath, and boy is it horrific. As soon as their Eagle leaves the atmosphere of Ultima Thule, a planet that is essentially [[Literature/LostHorizon Shangri-La]] [[RecycledInSpace in space]], Koenig and Carter suddenly hear Helena scream, and find Dr. Rowland transformed into a steaming, badly decomposed corpse. Even more horrifyingly, he is ''still holding Helena's hand'' when they come upon the gruesome scene.

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* The fate of [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion". We don't see his actual demise, but we certainly see the aftermath, and boy is it horrific. As soon as their Eagle leaves the atmosphere of Ultima Thule, a planet that is essentially [[Literature/LostHorizon Shangri-La]] [[RecycledInSpace in space]], Koenig and Carter suddenly hear Helena scream, and find Dr. Rowland transformed into suddenly reduced to a steaming, badly decomposed corpse. Even more horrifyingly, he is ''still holding Helena's hand'' when they come upon the gruesome scene.


* The titular "Troubled Spirit": Dan Matteo's "ghost".
* The {{Nightmare Sequence}}s in "Another Time, Another Place" and "Missing Link".

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* The titular "Troubled Spirit": Dan Matteo's "ghost".scarred, vengeful "ghost", having returned to prevent the incident that created him.
* The {{Nightmare Sequence}}s in "Another Time, Another Place" and "Missing Link". The former has Alpha crew member Regina Kesslann seeing herself as the GrimReaper, then seeing her distorted image in a mirror and smashing it, while the latter has Koenig surrounded by strange, repulsive creatures, strapped to a chair, and futilely screaming out for help.


* The fate of [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion". We don't see his actual demise, but we certainly see the aftermath, and boy is it horrific. As soon as their Eagle leaves the atmosphere of Ultima Thule, a planet that is essentially [[Literature/LostHorizon Shangri-La]] [[RecycledInSpace in space]], Koenig and Carter suddenly hear Helena scream, and find Dr. Rowland has suddenly transformed into a steaming, badly decomposed corpse. Even more horrifyingly, he is ''still holding Helena's hand'' when they come upon the gruesome scene.

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* The fate of [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion". We don't see his actual demise, but we certainly see the aftermath, and boy is it horrific. As soon as their Eagle leaves the atmosphere of Ultima Thule, a planet that is essentially [[Literature/LostHorizon Shangri-La]] [[RecycledInSpace in space]], Koenig and Carter suddenly hear Helena scream, and find Dr. Rowland has suddenly transformed into a steaming, badly decomposed corpse. Even more horrifyingly, he is ''still holding Helena's hand'' when they come upon the gruesome scene.


* The fate of [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion". We don't see his actual demise, but we certainly see the aftermath, and boy is it horrific. As soon as their Eagle leaves the atmosphere of Ultima Thule, as planet that is essentially [[Literature/LostHorizon Shangri-La]] [[RecycledInSpace in space]], Koenig and Carter suddenly hear Helena scream, and find Dr. Rowland has suddenly transformed into a steaming, badly decomposed corpse. Even more horrifyingly, he is ''still holding Helena's hand'' when they come upon the gruesome scene.

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* The fate of [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion". We don't see his actual demise, but we certainly see the aftermath, and boy is it horrific. As soon as their Eagle leaves the atmosphere of Ultima Thule, as a planet that is essentially [[Literature/LostHorizon Shangri-La]] [[RecycledInSpace in space]], Koenig and Carter suddenly hear Helena scream, and find Dr. Rowland has suddenly transformed into a steaming, badly decomposed corpse. Even more horrifyingly, he is ''still holding Helena's hand'' when they come upon the gruesome scene.


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

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* The fate of [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion". We don't see his actual demise, but we certainly see the aftermath, and boy is it horrific. As soon as their Eagle leaves the atmosphere of Ultima Thule, as planet that is essentially [[Literature/LostHorizon Shangri-La]] [[RecycledInSpace in space]], Koenig and Carter suddenly hear Helena scream, and find Dr. Rowland has suddenly transformed into a steaming, badly decomposed corpse. Even more horrifyingly, he is ''still holding Helena's hand'' when they come upon the gruesome scene.


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* The fate of [[spoiler: Commissioner Simmonds]] (pictured) 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...]]
** [[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...]]
** [[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.]]
* The fate of [[spoiler: [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]]]] in "Death's Other Dominion".
* The titular "Troubled Spirit": [[spoiler: Dan Matteo's "ghost"]].

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* The fate of [[spoiler: Commissioner Simmonds]] Simmonds (pictured) 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...]]
outside...
** [[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...]]
suited...
** [[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.]]
base.
* The fate of [[spoiler: [[Creator/BrianBlessed Dr. Rowland]]]] Rowland]] in "Death's Other Dominion".
* The titular "Troubled Spirit": [[spoiler: Dan Matteo's "ghost"]]."ghost".



* 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 Myth/{{Faust}}. Worse is the ending - [[spoiler:he ends up exactly where he started, [[AndIMustScream imprisoned for all eternity]], after being ThrownOutTheAirlock.]]

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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 Myth/{{Faust}}. Worse is the ending - [[spoiler:he he ends up exactly where he started, [[AndIMustScream imprisoned for all eternity]], after being ThrownOutTheAirlock.]]



* "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.

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* "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 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.]] base. The shot of [[spoiler:Zoref's]] Zoref's scorched body with its GlowingEyesOfDoom stumbling across the reactor room is one that will haunt you in your dreams.


* 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.]]

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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}}.Myth/{{Faust}}. Worse is the ending - [[spoiler:he ends up exactly where he started, [[AndIMustScream imprisoned for all eternity]], after being ThrownOutTheAirlock.]]


** For some viewers, though, the effect is [[NightmareRetardant somewhat blunted]] by Jarak's [[WTHCostumingDepartment rather ridiculous costume]].

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** For some viewers, though, the effect is [[NightmareRetardant somewhat blunted]] by Jarak's [[WTHCostumingDepartment [[FashionVictimVillain rather ridiculous costume]].


** 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.

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** The basic concept of the episode warrants discussion here as well. A massive [[GenerationShips generation ship]] {{generation ship|s}} 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.





* 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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* The fate of [[spoiler: Commissioner Simmonds]] (pictured) 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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* 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.

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* The shot of the body farm in "Mission of the Darians", Darians" with the [[FanDisservice nude corpses]] lined up on the table, table. While nothing ''too'' graphic is shown, it is nevertheless pure unadulterated Nightmare Fuel.

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