So, I passed out during Prometheus today. . . [SPOILERS TOO]

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See a doctor. Like now. I can't believe you didn't go to the ER after something like that. Nothing about what you described sounds like fainting.

They asked if I wanted to watch them cut my wife open during the c-section. I politely declined. I'm not sure if seeing the insides of someone you love has a greater effect, but I wasn't going to find out.

And I'm not really the kind to freak out about that kind of thing.

The only thing that passed out halfway through Prometheus was my sense of disbelief. *Boom-tish*

I nearly passed out when I saw such a massive spoiler in the OP without any warning or spoiler box.

MiracleOfSound:
I nearly passed out when I saw such a massive spoiler in the OP without any warning or spoiler box.

It....... It's in the title.... And it's been in the title since long before your post....

sheah1:

MiracleOfSound:
I nearly passed out when I saw such a massive spoiler in the OP without any warning or spoiler box.

It....... It's in the title.... And it's been in the title since long before your post....

My bad. Still might wanna spoiler box it though ;)

captaincabbage:
Anyway, according to her, I lolled my head back with my eyes open and my tongue hanging out for nearly five minutes, whilst she told me to stop it, eventually freaking out and yelling at me and hitting me to try and wake me up.

Sounds more like you had a mild epileptic fit dude, you should really go to a doctors and get some checks done just to be sure.

MiracleOfSound:
I nearly passed out when I saw such a massive spoiler in the OP without any warning or spoiler box.

That's OK, the scene doesn't actually have any bearing on the plot and everyone pretty much forgets it ever happened immediately afterwards, all the way until the very end.

I had the same as this about 7 years ago... only happened once! I remember the flash memories though, and a kind of panic feeling which subsided rapidly into a tranquil calm feeling before I dropped...

I also remember feeling very, very comfortable in the last moments... it was bliss!

But I had passed out, and the bit before and after sucked, so it wasn't all good!

I have an adreniline induced heart murmor, about 1 in 10 do, which means my heart skips a beat when I have an adrenaline boost... in particular when sudden changes occur, or when worn out or in times in high stress levels... that might have caused it for me before, and my brain shutting down to preserve itself... I don't know... maybe that's what happened to you too!

I didn't get checked out though, and I have been fine since!

Wow really? That's really interesting. I've never had anything like that happen to me. Most I've gotten is being really uncomfortable watching the Needle Pit scene from Saw 2. But then, I do watch a LOT of horrors. One day I might find something that makes me freak out, but I haven't found it yet. Maybe I should watch the Human Centipedes like everyone says.... hmmm....

That's kind of hilarious if the film was the cause but...

Like whathisface said, see a doctor, correlation =/= causation. Random black-outs can be a really goddamn bad sign.

captaincabbage:

So guys and gals, what are your thoughts? has this ever happened to you or someone you know? Me personally, I'm still pretty freaked out about the whole thing. I knew I was bad at surgery and such, but I didn't ever imagine it could have this effect on me.

Inb4 "lol man up you pussy."

This exact same thing used to happen to me whenever I saw anything gory, nothing to worry about really - it still happens when I give blood actually. Great way to keep the blood nurses on their toes btw :D

You don't have to actually be squeamish about gore for it to happen either. My girlfriend is just about the least squeamish person I've ever met (she does volunteer work as a medic assistant, go figure), and is normally the one taking the piss out of me for wincing at gruesome stuff in films.

Anyway, she fainted out of the blue during the amputation scene in 127 Hours.
We'd seen it before and she was fine the first time round, so I think it can happen if it catches you unawares or you think about it too much or something

Wow, you must have a weaker stomach than most. That was baby stuff. The eye worm scene was rather nasty though.

Or perhaps you have photosensitive epilepsy. Get yourself checked out.

Hmm...I think you should see a doctor. While that scene was very hard hitting and squeamish, I see no reason to why a perfectly healthy person would pass out during it.

To be fair, I was watching it with one eye covered. Kudos to Ridley for making a scene on par with the chestburster *MY OPINION ENDED*.

OhJohnNo:

rhizhim:
the only time i felt uncomfortable was when i watched the twist to everything is illuminated.

the squid scene was not that disgusting. maybe because i was laughing that Charlize Theron brought a surgical bed for men. how did she not check this? or is she a he/she?

i know. but at that point you didnt know about that.

what i really dont get from some revievers how they can not understand the continuity.


the first time i saw alien and aliens i thought the xenomorphs can only be some kind of bioweapon. they can only breed with a host (like a parasite) and cant have therefore any kind of home planet. and this movie kind of plays my suspicion right.

Fasckira:

captaincabbage:
Anyway, according to her, I lolled my head back with my eyes open and my tongue hanging out for nearly five minutes, whilst she told me to stop it, eventually freaking out and yelling at me and hitting me to try and wake me up.

Sounds more like you had a mild epileptic fit dude, you should really go to a doctors and get some checks done just to be sure.

This. My ex passed out in hospital with me when they were talking about putting an epidural in my spine, turns out a mild form of epilipsy i highly advise you get checked out bro.

Eh, I thought the scene was hilarious, especially how she just kind of walked it off afterwards and no one ever asked her what happened

See a Doctor because that isn't a normal human reacton.
It sounds like you may of had a seisure, and given the flashing lights, and rapid movement, that scene could give you one.

Clearing the Eye:
Kids nowadays, with their weak stomachs and their skateboards on the sidewalks. Go to some morgues and watch a few autopsies. That'll fix ya right up!

Today my college class had a talk about road safety and tons of adverts with all the icky bits left in. In one of them a car crashed into another car, spun off and fell on top of a kid playing football. I laughed.

But there was one where a couple were making out and the car crashed into them and pinned the boy to the girl and killed him. Her legs were crushed as well. Not to mention that the boy, in the last moments of life, bit her tongue off.

Oh, and there was a one showing the internal organs jiggling around during a crash. With sound effects and everything. Bet you old people are trying to get young 'uns to man up by showing them this. It's a conspiracy!

Fun times.With that scene in the movie, I was like: "Are future painkillers magical?" because everyone knows you have to fight xenomorphs with a stapled stomach :P .

Go and see a doctor, dude. That doesn't sound normal.

Terratina.:

Clearing the Eye:
Kids nowadays, with their weak stomachs and their skateboards on the sidewalks. Go to some morgues and watch a few autopsies. That'll fix ya right up!

Today my college class had a talk about road safety and tons of adverts with all the icky bits left in. In one of them a car crashed into another car, spun off and fell on top of a kid playing football. I laughed.

But there was one where a couple were making out and the car crashed into them and pinned the boy to the girl and killed him. Her legs were crushed as well. Not to mention that the boy, in the last moments of life, bit her tongue off.

Oh, and there was a one showing the internal organs jiggling around during a crash. With sound effects and everything. Bet you old people are trying to get young 'uns to man up by showing them this. It's a conspiracy!

Fun times.With that scene in the movie, I was like: "Are future painkillers magical?" because everyone knows you have to fight xenomorphs with a stapled stomach :P .

Go and see a doctor, dude. That doesn't sound normal.

Well fuck. You're older than me >_>

captaincabbage:
Yeah, pretty much as the title says, out of seemingly nowhere I passed out whilst watching Prometheus at the movies with my girlfriend today.

During the surgery scene, where the main character, Elizabeth Shaw, gets an alien embryo cut out of her whilst still awake and stapled back up, I was covering my girlfriend's eyes, since she doesn't like that sort of stuff. I last thing I remember was watching her being stapled back together whilst the alien squid-thing lashed around in the tight auto-surgery chamber. What it felt like next was a heap of commercials playing in my head and flashes of many different things from memory. As I came to, I awoke with tingling arms and legs and blurry vision, as my girlfriend was yelling at me and almost crying and on the screen there was what I think was a bunch of guys shooting guns.
Anyway, according to her, I lolled my head back with my eyes open and my tongue hanging out for nearly five minutes, whilst she told me to stop it, eventually freaking out and yelling at me and hitting me to try and wake me up.

So guys and gals, what are your thoughts? has this ever happened to you or someone you know? Me personally, I'm still pretty freaked out about the whole thing. I knew I was bad at surgery and such, but I didn't ever imagine it could have this effect on me.

Inb4 "lol man up you pussy."

Don't watch that scene in Black Hawk Down where they preform surgery on someone's leg. I certainly couldn't.

@Clearing the Eye:

Only 2 years, going off the D.O.B. off your profile. And that's if it's even real ;) .

A very similar thing happened to my fiancée. She almost passed out and had to sit the rest of the movie out. Fortunately I was able to catch her heroically as she fell to the ground (she was on the way out of the theatre.)

I then less-than-heroically fell over myself less than three seconds later, because I'd caught her at an odd angle and my footing was weird.

BUT STILL.

rhizhim:

OhJohnNo:

rhizhim:
the only time i felt uncomfortable was when i watched the twist to everything is illuminated.

the squid scene was not that disgusting. maybe because i was laughing that Charlize Theron brought a surgical bed for men. how did she not check this? or is she a he/she?

i know. but at that point you didnt know about that.

what i really dont get from some revievers how they can not understand the continuity.


the first time i saw alien and aliens i thought the xenomorphs can only be some kind of bioweapon. they can only breed with a host (like a parasite) and cant have therefore any kind of home planet. and this movie kind of plays my suspicion right.

Not quite correct - Prometheus is set on a different planet to Alien. But yeah, most of it was simple to me.

rhizhim:
what i really dont get from some revievers how they can not understand the continuity.


the first time i saw alien and aliens i thought the xenomorphs can only be some kind of bioweapon. they can only breed with a host (like a parasite) and cant have therefore any kind of home planet. and this movie kind of plays my suspicion right.

Prometheus: Planet LV-223
Alien(s): Planet LV-246

planet isn't the same.

There is also the point that the ship in Alien suffered structural damage while the ship in Prometheus suffered no such external damage.

the standing theory:

I've never passed out. The closest I've come was in Bio 20, when we watched a kidney transplant. I was fine until the last ten minutes or so (it was over an hour long) then I got cotton mouth, fought nausea and got reaaaaally tired.

Video: <rips out bit of tissue> "Do we need this? Nahhhh... <releases it>

Me: "hurgklablergl" <nearly falls over>

Pyro Paul:

rhizhim:
what i really dont get from some revievers how they can not understand the continuity.


the first time i saw alien and aliens i thought the xenomorphs can only be some kind of bioweapon. they can only breed with a host (like a parasite) and cant have therefore any kind of home planet. and this movie kind of plays my suspicion right.

Prometheus: Planet LV-223
Alien(s): Planet LV-246

planet isn't the same.

There is also the point that the ship in Alien suffered structural damage while the ship in Prometheus suffered no such external damage.

the standing theory:

i know that it is not the same planet. i didnt even say that it is the same planet. i said:

alien gets back up and tries to fly the ship to earth to drop its cargo.
xenomorph bust out his chest and sees no one is around.
xenomorph lays eggs.
the crew of the Nostromo finds the ship with the eggs.

i should had said that during the flight to earth the xenomorph burst out of his chest.
and with no one to control it, it crash lands on another planet.

i will edit my previous post.

edit: this theory is also good.

sorry for being cranky. i had a bad day and i am getting old.

The big question is: Did you pass out because of the scene? Or because of some other medical reason?

You may have had a seizure or an epileptic attack. Not all are classified as 'shaking uncontrollably'. Some are called 'space out seizures' and involve staring at thin air and going limp or sitting there and licking your lips uncontrollably. All usually go from 'weird feeling in head' or 'images in head' and result in coming to minutes later without realizing someone was wrong.

Medication can bring these on, as can lack of sleep and intense dehydration. I'd see a doctor if you ever experience that again or are worried at all.

captcha: You're not listening!

Pyro Paul:

Alien(s): Planet LV-246

It's actually LV-426. Also, it's not a planet. LV-426, or Acheron, is a moon orbiting the planet Calpamos in the Zeta Reticuli system.

LV-223 and LV-426 are two of the three moons orbiting Calpamos.

I'm not REALLY squeamish, but my ass felt tingly during that scene.

captaincabbage:
I was covering my girlfriend's eyes, since she doesn't like that sort of stuff.

I found this kinda strange. You actually physically cover your gf's eyes during scary things?...like, doesn't she have working eyelids?

If you passed out it was probably a combination of factors that you could never reproduce. Not enough sleep + too little blood sugar + a general dislike for surgery + high humidity + too much salt on the popcorn.

I wouldn't worry about it too much.

I agree with others, you should see a doctor. This sounds far more serious than simply fainting.

I never passed out from something like that but I have passed out several times from a workout. Mostly I guess it might be from dehydration or my body not being able to stay cool enough. Anyway the sucky thing is that it occurs a while after when I thought I felt fine. It get to the good while where I know I'm going to pass out and just need somewhere safe to lie down.

rhizhim:
the only time i felt uncomfortable was when i watched the twist to everything is illuminated.

the squid scene was not that disgusting. maybe because i was laughing that Charlize Theron brought a surgical bed for men. how did she not check this? or is she a he/she?

and the bed did a fucking terrible job in fixing her. he could have used duct tape. it would be as efficient as his stapling. and it is strange that it didnt even care to use anesthetics.

the human centipide was just disgusting, not in terms of gore but the fact that someone thought it would be a good idea to make such a movie.

just like hostel and a serbian film. both with nothing interesting to tell.

this was my only reaction to all this dumb movies that take themselves too serious:


but i havent been physical ill watching a horror flick.

maybe it caught you off guard? or you have problems with your blood pressure..

The bed was for Weyland,... that old man that appears shortly afterwards before heading back to the ship. No one knew he was on board bar a few key staff (her, the android and a few others).

The machine was for use in emergencies and believe it or not, staples are actually used in surgery, though I recommend you don't google that. As long as the wound is sealed (and the staples are sterile) then such a patch up is fine.

The spray across her belly was a local anaesthetic.

There are plenty of ways to break apart the logic in that film but the ones you mentioned aren't any of them.

OP: That sounds like some seizure... have you suffered from epilepsy at any point before? I can't tell for sure, and my medical opinion is worth shit, but this seems like an epileptic fit to me.

Passing out with eyes open is usually a serious sign. It does not instantly mean that something bad is going on, but it means that it might have a physical cause. to put it crudely: Fainting because you see blood is for example does not have a phyisical cause done with eyes closed. Be aware that the difference isn't exactly clear cut and just as a side note: diseases without a measurable cause can be pretty serious too and are difficult to treat.

Anyways, fainting with open eyes and just being totally unreachable (so not reacting even when your girlfriend is screaming at you and stuff) for five minutes could indeed be epilepsy. As some have said before me: Go see a doctor

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