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Old September 22 2013, 10:54 PM   #31
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

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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?
Back in the 80's I was manager of a shipping department of a carpet mill. I worked 80 to 90 hours a week, had no internet, watched little television besides the news so I must have missed any tv ads showing this. I only knew the release day due to the news paper listing. So I was able to see all the TOS movies on their opening day with zero spoilers of any kind, other than the titles themselves.
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Old September 22 2013, 11:34 PM   #32
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The only thing in Trek, and I've seen every episode and movie and least once, that's ever brought a tear to my eye is Spock's death in TWOK. It was just done perfectly, two friends, the love, the loyalty, separated, unable to even touch... Just perfectly done.
I agree, it was perfect. But there are others that bring tears to my eyes.

TNG:

the end of The Inner Light, and Picard and Daren's duet in Lessons
Lal's death in The Offspring
Tasha Yar's funeral in Skin of Evil
Geordi and Ro Laren's funeral (or was it just being planned? I don't remember) in The Next Phase, and RL at the end of Rascals

DS9:

Benny's breakdown in Far Beyond the Stars
Ziyal's death in Sacrifice of Angels
(There were probably more, but I haven't watched DS9 in a very long time.)
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Old September 23 2013, 12:39 AM   #33
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Am I the only one who gets teared up at the very last shot of DS9?

ETA: I just watched the last ten minutes of it again. *sad*

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Old September 23 2013, 01:28 AM   #34
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

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Am I the only one who gets teared up at the very last shot of DS9?

ETA: I just watched the last ten minutes of it again. *sad*
I do. Then I hug my son.

Other top contenders (I can cry easily):
TOS: "Let me help" speech.
Spock's death
Lal's death
"It's me" speech from Inner Light
Data's death
"It's not linear" speech from the Emmisary
"I'm a good tailor" speech from The Die is Cast
End of The Visitor
"I need a miracle. Bajor needs a miracle"
"Maybe a year. Maybe yesterday."
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Old September 26 2013, 06:52 PM   #35
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

Just thought of another one..."Time's Orphan" (DS9 Season 6). I can't remember the exact moment, but I do remember tearing up.
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Old September 27 2013, 02:00 AM   #36
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The Inner Light!!!!!

I get goosebumps just thinking about that flute!
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Old September 27 2013, 02:51 AM   #37
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Has anyone mentioned the reveal of the Enterprise in spacedock in ST:TMP? Makes me a little verklempt.
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Old September 27 2013, 06:00 AM   #38
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

The final scene of "Requiem for Methuselah." McCoy's speech to Spock, followed by the mind-meld, has always moved me.
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Old September 27 2013, 02:17 PM   #39
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The final scene of "Requiem for Methuselah." McCoy's speech to Spock, followed by the mind-meld, has always moved me.
Good one.
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Old September 28 2013, 10:48 PM   #40
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

In no particular order [and probably with some omissions]

1. Lal & Data
2. Jadzia...
3. Spock dying
4. Spock's funeral
5. The Inner Light
6. The breakdown in, 'Far Beyond the Stars'.
7. Neelix leaving at the end of Voyager.
8. Tasha's funeral.
9. T'Pol and Trip dealing with the death of Elizabeth.
10. B'elanna and Tom revealing their feelings for each other while drifting in space.
11. B'elanna revealing why she wanted to change the looks of her child.

Im sure I will think of more...
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Old September 28 2013, 11:17 PM   #41
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At the end of Nemesis, I shed a little tear for the $9 I'd wasted....
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Old September 30 2013, 09:15 AM   #42
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At the end of STiD. I shed a tear for the free pass I wasted.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:58 AM   #43
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^Also, the two hours of my life...how about you?
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Old September 30 2013, 07:06 PM   #44
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I'm glad that Lal and "The Offspring" get mentioned, but I think Haftel plays a good role there. For a chunk of the episode he's at odds with Data and the crew, insistent that Lal be removed in your classical overreaching bureaucratic kind of way. But when Haftel and Data join forces to try and save Lal, and then Haftel reports to the crew trying to explain Data's almost emotional efforts to try and save his daughter, THAT got to me. A nice twist on the overbearing Starfleet authority figure.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:31 AM   #45
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Re: Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

I can't recall all the moments, but most of them have been mentioned.

Tapestry - TNG 6x15 When Picard gets stabbed, but it was a happy crying, because I was so happy Q gave the chance to Picard to re-live a defining moment of his life. How many times would you just love to go back and re-live parts of your life, and you can't. Well to be able to experience that, and without changing the timeline. ... Man, that's a unique gift.

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Inner Light - TNG
The Visitor - DS9 (cried so much)
And the ending of DS9

My wife was really shaken when Jadzia died, she was ready to stop watching it ticked her so much.

Of course; the death of Spoke "You have been and I always shall be your friend"
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