Dragon's Domain - A Forgotten Scary TV Monster

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 09:44 AM by K. Latham

Last night I watched a fascinating 1995 documentary about the making of Space: 1999 (1975–1977) . It really brought back some memories. Space:1999 is one of my favorite TV series. If you get a chance you should definitely watch it. There are only two season. I think season 1 is better than 2, but over all it's good sci-fi.

With this being the Halloween season, I was reminded of one episode that scared me. This was a season 1 episode called Dragon's Domain.

Now compared to modern TV monsters, the dragon is a silly B movie tentacle monster. But when you're a child in the 70s it was terrifying. I showed Donna, who hasn't seen Space:1999, a clip of the dragon last night, it shocked her. So even watching it for the first time today, a show made with a limited budget and 1970s technology created a remarkable and unforgettable scary monster.

So here's the dragon from Space: 1999 - Dragon's Domain: