Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.
Coach Comet wrote:
Yeah, I found that one quite disturbing. I just didn't feel like quibbling about whether the death was "on screen".
It's also worth mentioning that TOS disintegrations were themselves quite shocking; at least, I found those by phaser to be shocking, in ways which the later, as it were, "more graphic" effects never could equal.
More on-screen non-disintegration red shirt deaths:
Wink of an Eye
That Which Survives
When I was way younger, when I first watched TOS, the one scene that creeped me out for ages was the bodies in Thoilan We
b: a Starfleet crew killing each other, then their bodies dissolving. Don't know why, but to my 6 year old mind that was the stuff of (not literally) nightmares.
Then we get the transporter death in TMP
. How fucked up must your body be that it was better than you died? I knew a man that went to the same comic shop as I did back in teh day, who refused to watch that scene just cause of Sonak's scream before the beam fails.
And we can't leave out the first two pilots: Pike's tortured with images of burning to death, Kelso gets choke
Can you imagine if TOS was made today, how much blood and gore would've been included in those death scenes? I always thought TOS was much darker and more violent than people today give it credit for.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"