J. Lester wrote:
Is There in Truth No Beauty? (TOS). I never understood how a box full of colored lights could be ugly enough to drive humanoids mad.
Well, being exposed to some forms of pattern light can cause seizures in some folks...
I assume it was more than just flashing lights; more like strange Lovecraftian "colours" that were beyond human understanding and perception. (As I recall, they used a similar effect to denote the indescribable, sanity-rending weirdness of THE DUNWICH HORROR, back in the old Sandra Dee movie.)
Or, more likely, they were going for some sort of LSD trip visual. (Hey, it was the sixties, man!)
"The colors, the colors . . . ."