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Old September 21 2013, 02:50 PM   #16
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

I posted these in the "Top 10 Moments..." thread, but some fit here as well.

The destruction of the Enterprise in ST III. (I said "My God" at the exact same moment as Kirk there. My wife whispered, "How did you know he was going to say that?" "I didn't." I told her with tears in my eyes. I actually didn't think they would do it).

Kirk being made Captain again at the end of ST IV. (I was cheering along with the crowd). It was tears of joy here.

Kirk falling upon hearing of David's death in ST III. (Another tear jerking moment for me, and I did not even like David, but I really felt Kirk's pain there).

Kirk's "I lost a brother once..." conversation with Spock at the end of ST V. (Very nicely done scene).
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Old September 21 2013, 02:57 PM   #17
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

George Kirk's death/Jim Kirk's birth in Star Trek

Kirk's death in Into Darkness (immediately ruined by Spock's "KHAAAAAAN!"


I'm sure Wrath of Khan death scene would have had more of an impact if I hadn't seen Spock alive and well in Star Trek V before seeing it!
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Old September 21 2013, 02:59 PM   #18
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

DS9, Emissary:

Wormhole Alien (Jennifer): "So you choose to exist here. It is not linear."
Sisko: "No. It's not linear."
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Old September 21 2013, 04:02 PM   #19
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

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When Neelix left.

Nah just kidding.
Actually, while I don't like Voyager, that scene I find really good. Not tear jerking, just good.

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Old September 21 2013, 05:47 PM   #20
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

Not the biggest, but pretty big to me...

The cast sign-off just before credits rolled in TUC.

The movie was already wrapping up with a final farewell in Kirk's last log entry, already an emotional good-bye.
After the Enterprise sailed off into the sunset, I was expecting the usual "roll credits" ending.

Seeing that unexpected and glorious good-bye from the cast really got to me.

Being on old fart from TOS early days, these folks had been a part of, well, my whole life. That last good-bye to them brought tears.
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Old September 21 2013, 07:16 PM   #21
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

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Actually, while I don't like Voyager, that scene I find really good. Not tear jerking, just good.
FWIW, it's a rehash of when Worf left the Enterprise in "Redemption, Part I".

Did Neelix leave for good? I barely remember that scene. Shows how much of an impression Voyager left on me after sitting through it all....
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Old September 21 2013, 10:42 PM   #22
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

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George Kirk's death/Jim Kirk's birth in Star Trek
Good one. Had forgotten about that choking me up.

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DS9, Emissary:

Wormhole Alien (Jennifer): "So you choose to exist here. It is not linear."
Sisko: "No. It's not linear."
Ditto.

And one that many may not agree with... Dark Page.
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Old September 22 2013, 01:05 AM   #23
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Old September 22 2013, 01:44 AM   #24
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

Data's death in Nemesis for me.
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Old September 22 2013, 03:56 AM   #25
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

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It's funny, the only time Trek ever made me come close to being emotional was during Tasha Yar's funeral at the end of "Skin of Evil". And I don't even like the character.
Tasha was my favorite TNG character, so that scene always makes me cry.

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Edith Keeler's death in The City on The Edge of Forever, the interactions of Kirk, Spock and McCoy in that scene are the best of the entire series.
Whatever the behind-the-scenes disputes doing on with that episode, the actors did a wonderful job.

And my #1 tear-jerker moment is, of course, Spock's death and funeral. I don't get why so many people in the audience laughed when Scotty played Amazing Grace. I'm atheist, and that song always reduces me to tears.
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Old September 22 2013, 09:13 AM   #26
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

Lots of film make me choke up, but can't think of any moments in Trek that elicit the same.

But...the episodes/films/moments I find most moving are:

The Visitor
TWOK (esp. Kirk's last lines, looking at Genesis Planet)
Janeway & Kes's last scene in her ready room (The Gift)
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Old September 22 2013, 03:29 PM   #27
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

The usual suspects:

Spock's Death/Funeral
Real Life ("You're too sick to get better..")
The Offspring
The Visitor
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Old September 22 2013, 08:44 PM   #28
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

In no particular order...

Duet: When "Gul Darheel" is talking about what a contemptible coward Amin Mirizha is and he breaks character and breaks down.

The Most Toys: When Data makes the decision to kill Kivas Fajo and then lies about it (and thank you to David Mack for coming to the same conclusion that I did, that Data has always had emotions).

Past Tense: Both parts just the horrifying situation that many of those people are in, and how closely it parallels things today.

Also towards the end of DS9 when Garak's mother dies.
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Old September 22 2013, 09:27 PM   #29
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

Sisko looking at the elderly Jake in silence and pride at the end of "The Visitor"... only to realize what Jake is planning to do.
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Old September 22 2013, 09:35 PM   #30
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

jpv2000 wrote: View Post
The destruction of the Enterprise in ST III. (I said "My God" at the exact same moment as Kirk there. My wife whispered, "How did you know he was going to say that?" "I didn't." I told her with tears in my eyes. I actually didn't think they would do it).


It was (unfortunately) in the trailer. How did you manage to avoid that before seeing the film?
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