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Old July 28 2013, 10:47 PM   #16
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

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Strange question, I know but is there an episode of TOS that made you shed a tear or even cry? The closest I've come is This Side of Paradise.
I'm not ashamed to admit that the final scene between Spock and Leila, after Spock has shaken off the influence of the spores, still makes me cry like a little girl.

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Old July 28 2013, 10:50 PM   #17
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

^ Excellent choice, very emotional scene.

Nothing in TOS made me cry. DS9's The Visitor made me a wreck though.
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Old July 29 2013, 01:30 AM   #18
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^ Excellent choice, very emotional scene.

Nothing in TOS made me cry. DS9's The Visitor made me a wreck though.
THE VISITOR would have had me weeping if not for the lamentable age makeups that plague all of ModernTrek. Everybody always has this shine to them like they're plastic, and I find it distracting as hell. I actually often listen to THE VISITOR rather than watching it, at least the parts with Tony Todd playing older.

FAR BEYOND THE STARS often wipes me out too.
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Old July 29 2013, 07:45 AM   #19
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Real tears no, but I remember when the Enterprise exploded in Star Trek III it was a most emotional moment. I didn't believe for a second the countdown was "for real".

But if I was standing, I'd have had to sit down.
The destruction of the Enterprise hit me harder than the death or Spock or Kirk... I was numb for the rest of the picture. It was like experiencing an unexpected death in the family, which in real life I had several months before.

I still get a bit choked up when Shatner says "My god Bones, what have I done?"
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Old July 29 2013, 08:40 PM   #20
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

^^ Yeah I was sobbing when that happened
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Old August 3 2013, 01:00 PM   #21
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

Umm...

Kirk's "death" in Amok Time
The end of "This Side of Paradise", when Spock says, "...For the first time in my life, I was happy."
The end of "The Paradise Syndrome", where Miramanee dies.
Kirk losing _____ (Pick a family member)
Spock's death
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Old August 3 2013, 11:56 PM   #22
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

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Real tears no, but I remember when the Enterprise exploded in Star Trek III it was a most emotional moment. I didn't believe for a second the countdown was "for real".

But if I was standing, I'd have had to sit down.
The destruction of the Enterprise hit me harder than the death or Spock or Kirk... I was numb for the rest of the picture. It was like experiencing an unexpected death in the family, which in real life I had several months before.

I still get a bit choked up when Shatner says "My god Bones, what have I done?"
Even though not much of the original TV Enterprise was in the movie refit, you are correct..this was the ship that travelled to Talos IV, that left the galaxy several times, that battled the Doomsday Machine, and so much more, the setting for all the adventures of the TOS crew. It is natural that we would think of it as another beloved character and not just a piece of hardware.
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Old August 4 2013, 12:05 AM   #23
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

I think the ending to Charlie X was very sad.
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Old January 2 2014, 04:39 AM   #24
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I always wanna cry when Spock dies and I was on the verge of tears when Bones was dying during The Epatah {sp} movie
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Old January 3 2014, 04:48 AM   #25
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This Side of Paradise springs to mind as well. For me, it was when Spock said, "I love you... I can love you." It was such a great feeling to see him embrace that side of himself fully for the first time. Reminds me of when I first said that to a girl.

I also gotta admit it was a bit emotional when Spock finally lashed out in anger when his best friend, Kirk, was taunting him with insults he had to endure as a child, only this time he was an adult that could fight back instead of just cry over it with a mother desperate to embrace him, while his father fobid it. Damn you Abrams for not understanding that when you tried to do the same thing in your film!

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Old January 3 2014, 07:07 PM   #26
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

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For me the saddest moment in all of Star Trek is Miramanee's big scene at the very end of "The Paradise Syndrome." Gerald Fried's music to that, on its own or in the show, can still get me to well up a little. It's beautiful.
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Old January 3 2014, 07:15 PM   #27
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

Nope. As a kid, I was in it for the adventure. By the time I was old enough to appreciate the nuances, everything was so well memorized, the emotional impact was drained out of the sadder scenes for me. Si, I'm also dead inside. Ah well.
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Old January 9 2014, 07:42 AM   #28
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

Agreed on:

Miramanee's death scene (yes, the music really makes it happen)
Leila coming out from under the effect of the spores,
Charlie wanting to stay, stay, stay....

And also, in "Metamorphosis" when Nancy/The Companion is looking through Nancy's scarf. The symbolism was perfect: she had irreversibly changed.

At those four moments, I've shed the fucking tear, man.

The end of "All Our Yesterdays" always gives me a lump in my throat.

Since we're discussing TNG episodes too, I've shed the tear was the end of "The Offspring". Not at Lal's death, though I was welling up, but when Data announced that he'd integrated her program, it just came gushing out.

I've also shed the tear at the end of "Darmok", when Picard speaks the Tamarian language to Dathon's executive officer. That was a brilliant moment.
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Old January 9 2014, 01:39 PM   #29
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Re: Is there an episode that made you shed a tear or cry?

The end of 'Methuselah'

Paradise Syndrome - the little ghost of a smile Spock manages for Leila.

STIII - not so much the Enterprise blowing up, but the ending - played perfectly - truly a scene that Nimoy was the only possible choice to direct. The thing that gets me, is when the crew gathers around Spock, instead of the ENT fanfare, we get swelling up underneath, the end credits theme from TOS. Perfect!
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