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Nightmare Fuel / Moon

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After a few plot twists, this move quickly becomes 2001 meets Alien, with clones instead of the alien, and almost as much horror as either of them.
  • Sam 1 still slowly degenerating after being revived; after a while he starts looking like something out of 28 Days Later.
  • Sam 1 in his last stages of degeneration. Vomiting blood, a tooth falling out... even blowing his nose is extremely bloody.
  • Both Sams fighting. It's disturbing, especially since Sam 1 bleeds a lot just from a little bit of damage.
  • The whole plan that Sarang has for the clones. Three years isolated on the moon, then he dies and they replace him, as if nothing happened, and repeat the cycle. Who knows how long they would have done this for. At least he has a Robot Buddy to help keep him sane...
  • The clone corridor is divided into individual sections with 16 'drawers' each. About twelve or so are visible before the corridor blurs in the distance. Provided they're all used, 12x16x3-year contract means there is more than half a millennium of Sams up there. Even accounting for accidents and clones decaying early, it seems Lunar Industries is pretty sure of themselves...
    • Fridge Horror: What happens if Lunar Industries goes belly-up or scraps that particular project during that span? Will the project be aborted or will its self-contained nature mean the remaining Sams would have been left to their own devices?
      • If Lunar Industries went bankrupt, they would possibly stop sending food and other supplies. So one of the Sams would starve to death. The real question is, would GERTY be intelligent enough to realize they were out of food, or would it keep activating clones until they all died? However, this might not be the case; if Lunar Industries went bankrupt they would sell off their assets, a lunar base would be valuable to someone and sold.
  • Minor compared with everything else that happens, but dialogue suggest Sam is eating the same things for breakfast. The exact same things. Each day. For three years. Now let that sink in.
  • On top of being sad, the Esoteric Happy Ending has a layer of pure trauma to it when you think about it: the clones share the memories of Sam's entire life up until the time he accepted to get cloned (let's say when he was 40, being Sam Rockwell's age in 2008 during filming) and when each clone is thawed out they have minor memory loss which they're told is caused by an accident that never happened upon arriving at the base. Sam's clones must've had to endure a lot of Existential Horror while wrapping their heads around the fact they're artificial beings that will live for merely three years despite remembering all of Sam's life. Essentially imagine waking up into a different place one day with no memory of how you got there, and being told you're just a clone with implanted memories and you'll die in three years.