The Catacombs The Metamorph
SFX footage

SFX footage from the World Backgrounds library. The library contains many alternative takes and longer shots (sometimes including clapperboards). A few examples have appeared on the Network DVDs bonus disc, but many have never been seen. Episode shots are outlined in red, all other shots from the library.

(HD) Slow zoom through volcanoes. This is scene 10, a POV as Fraser flies ("Nothing, Commander, except volcanoes"), in the episode cut into 2 short sequences. The first take is 50 seconds (static for the first 8 seconds and last 8 seconds); the left volcano has no smoke. The second take is seen in the episode, but is only 32 seconds, with 8 seconds static at start, 6 seconds static at end, and with 2 short cuts in the zoom.

The Metamorph

Static shot. A foreground rock starts to glow. After a cut (at 20 seconds) it disappears and the scene continues for another 15 seconds. A white card appears at the start with legend "episode 1 scene 16". Seen in episode when ball of light appears that will chase the survey Eagle (a post production effect not seen here).

The Metamorph

Slow zoom through volcanoes. The foreground rock starts to glow. 22 seconds. Seen in episode when Mentor's ship appears. An initial shot shows a Rank grey-scale card being held over the landscape, before the mist has been added

The Metamorph

Mentor's ship rises.

Zoom through volcanoes. Two takes, first 36 seconds, second 25 seconds with some jumps.

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Static close up side of volcano in red lava (15 seconds). Then slow pan left across landscape, with volcanoes erupting fire beyond. Arrive at another volcano slopes, steaming, and stop for 10 seconds. Total time 1 minute. This is a version of the episode title shot.

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Static close up of side of volcano. Beyond the right volcanoes erupts fire and smoke, then the left volcano erupts even more violently. 35 seconds.

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View over top of several volcanoes erupting. At 30 seconds a foreground explosion obscures the screen, then smoke clears. 50 seconds.

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Close up of volcano top as it starts to erupt. At 15 seconds, screen is obscured by smoke and flame (and a bit of "lava" sticks to the camera lens). A version of the shot seen just before the Eagle lifts off. 35 seconds.

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