Any trek episodes that really cheer you up?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by RB_Kandy, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. RB_Kandy

    RB_Kandy Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 7, 2012
    I'm sure we all have those days when we're worried about things, or just really depressed. When you feel that way, are there any trek episodes that you like to watch to brighten your mood, take your mind off your troubles.
  2. Foxhot

    Foxhot Commodore Commodore

    Oct 28, 2011
    I'm very glad you asked this. Yes, there WAS one episode of VOYAGER which did this exact trick after a very crummy evening. The first thing I heard coming home was Robert Picardo singing.....

    ''Tuvok, I understand
    You are a Vulcan man...''
  3. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 5, 2005
    Not an eps, but TSFS can cheer me up.
    At first, it seems unlikely. The movie is quite a downer.

    It starts with mourning for Spock, then medical problems for McCoy, then forced retirement for the Enterprise, then the Genesis Planet becomes a disaster, David Marcus is killed, the Grissom is destroyed with its crew, the Enterprise crew sacrifices their careers and possibly their lives, then the Enterprise is destroyed... it's bad news on top of more bad news all thru the movie.

    And yet the crew never gives up despite any obstacles, all for their friendship and for Spock. That's tight. Against all adversity, to see love and friendship like that cheers me up.

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Although this may seem rather obvious, TOS: A Piece Of The Action is guaranteed to bring a smile to my face - and I'm not particularly a huge fan of comedic Trek as a whole. That wonderful fanfare accompanying The Enterprise at the end always gives me a tremendous "happy" buzz too!
  5. Grey

    Grey Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 14, 2012
    I liked that episode a lot too. In fact, most of the episodes that involve them going down to some alternate part of earth history are episodes I really enjoy.
  6. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2008
    Rural North Carolina
    Although not an episode, per se, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home will cheer me up every time. It is full of laughs, as well as action and drama.

    Episodes which cheer me up: TOS: The Trouble with Tribbles; DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations and Little Green Men.
  7. horatio83

    horatio83 Commodore Commodore

    Oct 25, 2009
    Darmok is not funny so it doesn't directly cheer one up but this mythological atmosphere and so on somehow easy my mind.
  8. Neutral Zone

    Neutral Zone Captain Captain

    Oct 6, 2009
    Troubles with Tribbles I find cheers me up.
  9. Deathlok

    Deathlok Ensign Red Shirt

    Jul 5, 2010
    Hertfordshire, UK
    I, Mudd...
  10. commanderkai

    commanderkai Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jun 27, 2012
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations will always bring a smile to my face. It's so much fun.
  11. NrobbieC

    NrobbieC Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 30, 2012
    Burton, UK
    Trials and Tribble-ations, pretty much every DS9 Ferengi episode. VOY: Message in a Bottle, Body and Soul, ENT: Unexpected. Then there's just those bits of humour throughout.
  12. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    The end of Data's Day, nothing like a nice wedding to brighten up your day.

  13. 22 Stars

    22 Stars Commodore Commodore

    Nov 25, 2001
    ST III is a comfort for me too. In addition to the elements you mentioned, it also reminds me of the era it was made and released, and I have a fondness for that time of my life.

    I would also say the teaser trailer for ST VI is a good little bit of Trek-ness. The only time the films ever specifically referenced the classic series on screen. That trailer is just great, and the sign-off at the end of VI is heartwarming to me as well.
  14. toughlittleship

    toughlittleship Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 5, 2006
    United Kingdom
    "You Are Cordially Invited.." Bashir and O'Brien taking part in the Klingon "bachelor party" and then their revenge at the end of the episode.
  15. Genesis

    Genesis Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 1, 2012
    Just about any episode of TNG tends to brighten my mood. How could such a brightly optimistic view of the future not raise your mood a bit? The Naked Now is guaranteed to make me laugh out-loud no matter how many times I watch it, though, despite its illogical parts.

    And Trouble With Tribbles from TOS. It's one of the few TOS episodes I love as much as any TNG show.
  16. Valin

    Valin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 5, 2003
    Helium, Barsoom
    The City on the Edge of Forever.
  17. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 18, 2006
    Flying Spaghetti Western
  18. kolibri

    kolibri Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 11, 2012
    Rascals. I know it often makes worst episode lists, but I don't give a crap man. Little Ro is adorable, and Picard's squeaky voice is great. It's silly and ridiculous and corny and it makes me feel good.
  19. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 18, 2006
    Flying Spaghetti Western
    I like Rascal's too!

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Yes, yes, this is total genius! One of the all time greatest teasers.:techman: