WHAT’S LURKING ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON?

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The episode of Space:1999 which sticks in people’s minds as the most frightening of all is Dragon’s Domain which tells of the Alphans encountering a hideous monster within an eerie graveyard of space-ships. The alien creature itself is a memorable creation of flailing tentacles, giant hypnotising eye and a gaping maw which sucks people in then spits them out almost instantly, leaving only an empty husk. The script by Christopher Penfold was originally called Web and was influenced by the spiders webs full of dead moths and flies he used to encounter on his rare visits to his home on the Welsh borders…..


You can read the full article by Rick Gladman on the classic horror influences in Space:1999 in issue 1 of Space Monsters magazine.

Print version available from CLASSIC HORROR CAMPAIGN.

Digital version available from DEAD GOOD NEWSSTAND.

Print version also available on AMAZON.CO.UK

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