Biggest "Tear-Jerker" Moments in Trek

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Captain Clark Terrell, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Goo goo goo joob Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    Sitting in a nutmeg garden waiting for the sun
    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....
  2. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 6, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Good one. Had forgotten about that choking me up.


    And one that many may not agree with... Dark Page.
  3. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2005
  4. vulcan redshirt

    vulcan redshirt Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 22, 2013
    Data's death in Nemesis for me.
  5. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

    May 26, 2007
    In many different universes, simultaneously.
    Tasha was my favorite TNG character, so that scene always makes me cry.

    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.
  6. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
    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)
  7. 1001001

    1001001 VERY STABLE GENIUS!!! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    In a Bozo Nightmare
    The usual suspects:

    Spock's Death/Funeral
    Real Life ("You're too sick to get better..") :wah:
    The Offspring
    The Visitor
  8. Stoek

    Stoek Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 10, 2008
    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.
  9. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    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.
  10. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2009

    It was (unfortunately) in the trailer. How did you manage to avoid that before seeing the film?
  11. jpv2000

    jpv2000 Captain Captain

    Dec 27, 2012
    Georgia, United States
    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.
  12. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2010
    I agree, it was perfect. But there are others that bring tears to my eyes.


    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


    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.)
  13. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2005
    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*
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013
  14. Bad Thoughts

    Bad Thoughts Commodore Commodore

    Jun 19, 2013
    Containment Area for Relocated Yankees
    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."
  15. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 13, 2012
    Location? What is this?
    Just thought of another one..."Time's Orphan" (DS9 Season 6). I can't remember the exact moment, but I do remember tearing up.
  16. Zod

    Zod Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 26, 2002
    The Inner Light!!!!!

    I get goosebumps just thinking about that flute!
  17. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Goo goo goo joob Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    Sitting in a nutmeg garden waiting for the sun
    Has anyone mentioned the reveal of the Enterprise in spacedock in ST:TMP? Makes me a little verklempt.
  18. TorontoTrekker

    TorontoTrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 15, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    The final scene of "Requiem for Methuselah." McCoy's speech to Spock, followed by the mind-meld, has always moved me.
  19. jpv2000

    jpv2000 Captain Captain

    Dec 27, 2012
    Georgia, United States
    Good one. :techman:
  20. TheGoodStuff

    TheGoodStuff Captain Captain

    Sep 9, 2013
    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...