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Name That Trauma :: Reader Carol McM. on a Space Spider

July 10th, 2010 by aunt john · 6 Comments

Way back when – I think around ’77-’79 – I caught an episode of some sci-fi/outer space type show that I have always thought may (or may not) have been SPACE 1999 (which, by the way, has quite possibly the coolest theme song and intro of all time).

I swear to God, I could watch that thing a hundred times in a row.

So anyway – this scene might have been from that or some other space related show – but I was never huge on sci-fi as a youngster – so….? The scene that I remember was this giant spider-like thing had attached itself outside of the door or hatch of this large space ship and when the door opened up the room went all chaotic and the people on the ship got sucked over to the spider thing and when one person got sucked out I think the door shut and when it opened up again the person’s body was totally charred black.

I think there was some mention of the sun being involved somehow – so anytime I see a SPACE 1999 episode with the word “sun” in the title I rush around like a fool to watch it – but I haven’t found it.



UPDATE: NAME THAT TRAUMA SOLVED! Special thanks to faullguy who knew that this was indeed an episode of SPACE 1999, specifically “Dragons Domain.”

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 faullguyNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Yes, this was the Dragon’s Domain episode of SPACE: 1999. The scene Carol describes follows:

  • 2 cmcmcmcmNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2010 at 10:46 am

    OMG Yes!!!!!  Thanks faullguy!   That was quick!
    I guess it’s not really a spider though.

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2010 at 11:41 am


    I should have recognized this one, we got a traumafession about it once before…

  • 4 PinchyNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Awesome!  In your face, Doctor Who…..

  • 5 Binrow The HereticNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Great site, and newly on the short list of sites I check every day.
    Had to sign up and comment for this one – this is my earliest childhood memory of being scared by a movie (or, in this case, TV show).  Kolchak’s Nightstalker make up the next few early kindertraumas, but this was the first.  I remember having to go sit on the lawn while it was still daylight just to recover.

  • 6 Brother BillNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I have a distinct memory of being afraid to go to my bedroom after watching this episode… because it was down this long, dark hallway, see, and that space monster might be down there somewhere…

    Can anyone ID the episode in which there were these one-eyed, haystack looking aliens that appeared as normal humans to everyone except to the audience? That one scared the crap out of me even more than this one…

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