What if this thing was all you saw when you closed your eyes? What if it revealed to you that the only way to return to earth was to kill all of your crewmates? What if it had also revealed this to all of the other astronauts? What if this was the horrible secret of space that they had warned you about but you had been too foolish to heed? Oh man, that would be terrible.
Also pikachu has his mind on his money and his money on his mind.