Scariest Episode of TNG

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Rory1080p, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. TheSubCommander

    TheSubCommander Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 5, 2013
    More like a creepy moment, than the whole episode, but Time Squared: when we see the grainy, distorted video log of Picard's shuttle leaving the shuttle bay, especially the shot of the figure of Riker looking on, then just moments later the Enterprise is destroyed, followed by the audio log of Picard reporting the destruction of the ship. The music it was set to was pretty eerie, too.
  2. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Kansas City
    Another one, "Frame of Mind."

    Maybe not "scary" but, man, it's like live-action fever dream, very, very unsettling.
  3. AgentCoop

    AgentCoop Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    The holodeck scene in "Identity Crisis" is pretty creepy, when Geordi is trying to figure out where the extra shadow came from.

    But the holodeck scene in "Schisms" takes the cake:

    "I've been in this room before."

    "We've all been in this room before."
  4. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 20, 2004
    Off the top of my head I'd say Night Terrors
  5. CrazyMatt

    CrazyMatt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 21, 2013
    Sitting in Kirk's command chair
    Yeah, it was soooooo bad it almost scared me away...... from ever watching another episode.

    I still think it scarred me psychologically, too.:drool:
  6. miklatov

    miklatov Ensign Newbie

    Sep 22, 2013
    Like others, I found Night Terrors very creepy (the mortuary scene still gets my heart beat up even after multiple viewings). of course, Schisms too.

    I'd like to add one that I don't think has been mentioned though. The episode itself is not scary at all but for one brief moment : In Theory

    A scream, then seeing a dead Lt. Van Mayter melded into the floor just totally shocked and scared me first time I saw it. I think part of it is the fact her eyes are open, too.

    The horror

    The rest of the episode is just scarily bad (imho!) :lol:
  7. WisTrekFan

    WisTrekFan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 19, 2008

    Genesis is the only Star Trek episode that has ever scared the bejesus out of me. It is still an episode I avoid watching.
  8. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 27, 2012
    Bay Area, CA
    Not to mention the blood slowly running from her nose. Yikes!
  9. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2012
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Haven't seen it, never going to see it.

    Got as far as the credits on one BBC showing before NOPE.
  10. trekshark

    trekshark Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 6, 2014
  11. Joel_Kirk

    Joel_Kirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 16, 2009
    In the Joel Zone, identifying as Sexually Fluid.
    Conspiracy....with Data's Day a close second...:cool:
  12. GalaxyX

    GalaxyX Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 28, 2004
    For a Star Trek episode Night Terrors was terrifying! The whole "eyes in the dark!". The fact that Betazoids go crazy after a while and people start hallucinating shit.

    And I still jump every time I see the corpses sit up in the morgue! yikes!

    Interesting that to me, Eye of the Beholder wasn't scary at all, but my brother was terrified at the scene where they find the skeleton inside the wall.

    I agree with everything you said. To add, I think the morgue scene is particularly scary because for that fraction of a second, you feel just as helpless as Crusher feels at what seems some incredible supernatural force in effect.

    While Remember Me wasn't "scary" per se (one of my favourite TNG episodes), but two things in it are kind of frightening if you think about them:

    1. A huge vortex trying to suck you in out of the blue.
    2. Looking out at the universe and only seeing some gray mist/energy barrier

    The scene where Data gets torn apart so easily at the beginning freaked me the fuck out the first time I saw it.

    I loved the whole concept, and even though it was freaky, I think it ended well. Riker was able to not only escape and save a crew member, but was able to grab a phaser and shoot one of those fuckers point blank in a symbolic "fuck you asshole" moment :) . I thought that act of defiance was freakin' awesome!

    The exploding head did nothing for me. I guess it looked too fake/cartoonish. And I wouldn't consider that "scary" as much as it is "gross".

    The "I've been in this room before" scene was truly unnerving though.

    :guffaw: I still love the episode, it's my favourite Trek episode of all time.

    I thought the creepy face was bad enough, Nagilum or whatever his name was, he makes it worse by saying 'I've gone to great lengths to appear in your form" or something like that. Then a redshirt dies in probably the most horrible way I've ever seen someone die in a Star Trek episode.

    If by "scare" you mean "gross out" then yes I agree. I don't know when "gross out and vomit inducing scenes" in movies because synonymous with "scary". Watching some guy tear open a guy's stomach to get to a key is not "scary", it's sick and vomit inducing. Or watching some guy get his face torn open by a machine is not "scary" either, it's more like heave and gag reflex inducing. No thank you.

    Night Terrors beats it on sheer scary moments. Schisms is just unnerving, but end on a lighter tone to me.

    In Night Terrors, we didn't even find out who the heck was on the other ship, we just see this blue glowing ghost ship fly off. Where they creatures of energy or something? They are obviously still limited by spacial anomalies like humans are.

    The whole episode is a mind fuck, but I wouldn't call it "scary" though, just unnerving.

    That was a scary scene I admit, in an episode that was pretty mediocre to boot.

    The only thing that's kind of scary to me is that spider thing Barclay turns into. I laughed when Riker became a Neanderthal (how fitting) and Worf becoming some dinosaur creature was expected.

    I'll add my own moment of TNG that unnerved me:

    In Parallels, when the beat up Enterprise of the Borg infested universe shows up, and Riker is begging not to be sent back because he's terrified of going back there. That was bad enough, but made worse by the fact that he was trying to stop Worf from resetting everything back, and gets shot and blown to pieces. Really sad and unnerving moment for me. He just wanted to live and unfairly died :(

    I think that's the one scene that actually made me feel queasy for a couple of days afterward.
  13. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010

    That's your winner.
  14. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    I thought the romance was far scarier.