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Old November 17 2013, 09:52 PM   #76
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Re: The scary/creepy moments of TNG

a close up of picards bald head lol lol lol
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Old November 29 2013, 04:07 PM   #77
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Trying to think of ways to revive this thread...

There's a lot of stuff which hasn't been discussed, I'm sure. We've been over the bulk of the typically considered "scary" episodes in TNG, but what about individual moments? Again, what about episodes such as "Remember Me" which is never remembered as scary, and yet it is absolutely terrifying in some ways?

We don't have to focus solely on TNG. Although it's in the TNG section, I don't think it matters if stuff is brought up from other series, does it? So long as it's about Star Trek. For the most part, though, I do think focusing on TNG is a good bet.

How about episodes which are more existentially creepy or frightening, as opposed to directly so? Under this, I would include "Skin Of Evil", "The Royale", and "Allegiance", amongst others.

I still find it a very fascinating subject, the subject of horror and atmospheric creepiness in television generally, and especially in sci-fi television. It's there that some of the weirdest things can be imagined and envisaged, but most be done so in a subtle way. Although I don't remember having yet seen any of it, I've heard that "The Twilight Zone" was like this at times.

Less may not always be more, but there's something about horror in space that's often so awfully creepy. Perhaps it's because of the enclosed spaces? The potential for meeting or being visited by the most strange and bizarre and terrifyingly incomprehensible aliens? Or many other things? Either way, space can be scary.

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Old November 30 2013, 10:37 PM   #78
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The corpse in The Royale always scared the shit out of me.
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Old June 28 2014, 01:44 AM   #79
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The strange alien that kept trying to take Janeway into his "matrix" so that she would "nourish him" for a very long time.

The look on his face when he says "Im trying to spare you unnecessary pain".

Brilliant.
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Old June 28 2014, 03:48 PM   #80
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I think the most scary moment in TNG is in 'Night Terrors' when Crusher suddenly sees the dead crew members from U.S.S. Brattain sitting up in the cargo bay.
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Old June 30 2014, 10:23 PM   #81
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I find Timescape pretty creepy. Especially the first part where they just freeze. Plus wandering around being alone surrounded by frozen people.
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Old July 1 2014, 12:12 PM   #82
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The Traveller from "Where No One Has Gone Before" was creepy. Blatantly, he hankered after Wesley Crusher. And poor Wes, being so naïve, completely failed to clue in on this. He even mistook The Traveller's odious intentions for earnest and meaningful friendship ...
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Old July 1 2014, 12:29 PM   #83
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Genesis was a very creepy episode to my younger self way back when and I still enjoy it a lot, ignoring the "science" I love all of Act III, especially Picard and Data locating and boarding the Enterprise, aimlessly adrift.
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Old July 2 2014, 07:41 AM   #84
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The strange alien that kept trying to take Janeway into his "matrix" so that she would "nourish him" for a very long time.

The look on his face when he says "Im trying to spare you unnecessary pain".

Brilliant.
Definitely one of the creepier TNG moments.
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Old July 2 2014, 08:15 PM   #85
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I think one of the creepiest characters on TNG wasn't intended to be creepy: Okana. He's supposed to be charming, but he comes across on screen as more creepy than charismatic.
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Old July 2 2014, 10:45 PM   #86
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The strange alien that kept trying to take Janeway into his "matrix" so that she would "nourish him" for a very long time ...
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Old July 3 2014, 12:52 AM   #87
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I think the scene in OP's post is so scary because the scene starts off normally, its all completely normal and in line with the entire show, so when the bodies do all sit up, it hits hard since the rest of scene is 'realistic' with everything else.
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Old July 4 2014, 05:42 AM   #88
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The Traveller from "Where No One Has Gone Before" was creepy. Blatantly, he hankered after Wesley Crusher. And poor Wes, being so naïve, completely failed to clue in on this. He even mistook The Traveller's odious intentions for earnest and meaningful friendship ...
Now don't be dissin' my favorite TNG episode now!

I never hated Wesley. Wasn't that a typical 80's trope, showing super duper smart kids outsmart the dumb adults?

I forgive stuff that was part of its era. I think Wesley vastly improved post season 4 anyway, so much that he redeemed himself IMO.
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Old July 5 2014, 01:02 AM   #89
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I think Wesley vastly improved post season 4 anyway, so much that he redeemed himself IMO.
By leaving the series?
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Old July 7 2014, 07:26 PM   #90
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I think the "Trill" from The Host and how it uses sentient beings for it's own convienince is very creepy. It reminds me of Roddenberry's proposal for "The Cattlemen"
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