Most gruesome/disturbing death scenes?

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  1. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    A lot of good ones mentioned.

    Hansen onscreen as his outpost is destroyed always stuck in my mind, probably because when I was a kid the local station used that scene in a Star Trek promo spot and I saw it over and over. And even though you don't see it, the redshirt going down the bottomless pit stuck with me as a kid, too, I guess because of the scream and because I though Ruk was scary.
     
  2. Herbert

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    I would say Gaetano's death was worse. Certainly more terrifying. He saw it coming. He knew what was going to happen and there wasn't anything he could do to stop it.
     
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  3. Dale Sams

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    Not sure if its intended but in The Cage when Pike is "in Hell".....it sure looks like his skin is melting off him.
     
  4. FormerLurker

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    I think it's supposed to. Very creepy from the first time I saw it.
     
  5. Albertese

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    "Lights of Zetar" with the weird colors and creepy noise... This still gives me the creeps. Couldn't watch it at all when I was a kid.

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  6. johnnybear

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    One of those dead aliens looked like the Frankenstein Monster as well! And the Libby Erwin bit with her gurgling and screeching on the floor was edited from the episode by the BBC so the first time I saw it was on the DVDs! It would have really freaked me out as a kid I'm sure! :wtf:
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  7. Methuselah Flint

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    Never thought of that! I always thought he was burning in boiling water or oil.
     
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  8. Pyewacket

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    I believe it was supposed to be brimstone (sulfur), as in "fire and."
     
  9. J.T.B.

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    I never put that together, but I bet that's right. It looks yellow.
     
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  10. Phaser Two

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    The BBC edited that out? Not surprising, I guess. Nightmare fuel for sure. One thing that kept me from losing it completely over that scene as a kid (and it's *still* scary) was how stoic Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Scotty looked just standing right there watching the poor woman. Cool customers. Whoever thought that scene up sure knew how to be frightening.
     
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  11. johnnybear

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    As I recall we see the landing party find the alien corpses in the planetoid as they call it and there is a flick in the film and the next scene has Mira Romaine standing next to the woman who has already died! Yet Mira wasn't in the landing party to begin with?? :wtf:
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  12. M'Sharak

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    She wasn't part of the landing party. Kirk calls for her to beam down, and she does. It's shown in the scene.

    MCCOY: Over here, Captain!
    KIRK: Bones, can you do something?
    MCCOY: Not a thing, Jim. (the woman's mouth is moving) The same garbled sounds Lieutenant Romaine made when she fainted after the storm.
    KIRK: Are you sure?
    MCCOY: Absolutely sure.
    KIRK: Kirk to Enterprise.
    SULU [OC]: Sulu here.
    KIRK: Beam down Lieutenant Romaine immediately.
    SULU [OC]: Yes, sir.

    (The woman's face turns different vivid colours.)
    KIRK: Spock, have you seen anything like that before?
    SPOCK: Negative.
    KIRK: Bones?
    MCCOY: She's dead.
    KIRK: What did she die of?
    MCCOY: Severe brain haemorrhaging due to distortion of all neural systems, dissolution of autonomic nervous system. All basic personality factors, Captain.
    SPOCK: The attack was thorough.
    KIRK: What did the others die of?
    MCCOY: Each had a different centre of brain destroyed, cause unknown.
    KIRK: A different centre of the brain, you say?
    MCCOY: Yes, Captain. I can be more detailed when we return to the ship and use the ship's computers.
    (Mira beams in)
    SCOTT: Mira! The captain has some questions.
    MIRA: Yes, Captain.
    KIRK: Lieutenant, when you were unconscious, you were speaking.
    MIRA: What did I say?
    KIRK: I don't know. The words were unfamiliar to me.
    MIRA: What did it sound like?
    KIRK: They sounded exactly like the last words spoken by the technician.

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  13. johnnybear

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    That's what I'm explaining! The whole scene was excised by the BBC in their screenings of the episode! Especially the 1980/81 viewings! :techman:
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  14. Methuselah Flint

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    I started in the 90s, so I don't think I experienced the banning or the butchering! ;)
     
  15. Vger23

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    That's it, right there. Ding ding ding!

    If the movies were included in this survey....this one takes the cake. Fate worse than death.
     
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  16. FormerLurker

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    And Khan's smooth, half smiling explanation of it just makes it worse.
     
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  17. johnnybear

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    Total mental dominance is the tool of world dictators, didn't you know that? :sigh:
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  18. johnnybear

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    Well none of us in the UK knew about the three missing episodes in the seventies either or the cuts although some were glaringly obvious! I used to think that maybe the advert break was originally slotted there!
    JB
     
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  19. Batai

    Batai Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    So was Kirk acting as if nothing had happened at the end of the episode even though Rojan showed no remorse for what he had done. A glaring black mark on that one.
     
  20. Foxhot

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    I'm crushed you'd feel that way.One nice thing: she wasn't sentient at the time...we hope.

    Not so nice: she's still told THEY are gonna buy it immediately.

    Sort of nice: THEY do not. But Shea THOUGHT he would. He's suing Starfleet for 3000 credits for emotional distress, since Rojan was too cheap to make reparations of any kind.