Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by BlueStuff, Oct 25, 2017.
That freaked me the fuck out at the time.
Taken overall, I find that Conspiracy TNG episode pretty creepy. Not the death scene of Remnick/the master parasite, though. That was so ridiculously over the top that I could (and can) only laugh at it.
Lots of scary moments otherwise: that TNG morgue scene Kor mentioned is still brilliant, even after 30 years, Khan 'introducing' those brain parasites in these crew members, Wesley's 'I'm with Starfleet, we don't lie', some of these Borg scenes from First Contact, . VOY: the haunting of deck 12 , some scenes from the thaw, that EMH-administered torture scene from Living Witness, and over all of Trek, a lot more of similarly creepy scenes. It's really hard to definitely pick one as 'the scariest' though.
whenever one of those mean and evil tos-klingons showed up i tried to hide under the couch table (that was when tos run for the first time in germany)
I'm surprised it took so long for that episode to come up
When I was a very young kid, seeing Captain Pike in Hell (one of his punishments on Talos 4.)
Another vote for the horrific transporter malfunction in the first Trek film.
Shame about that woman that fell into the floor and got stuck in it.
Also that face transplant scene in a phage episode.
The face transplant scene could have actually been much worse. They cast the same actor to play the Vidiian that was playing the Voyager officer, so when he took the face, they just put makeup around it to make it icky. If they'd cast another actor, and put a cast of the Starfleet officer's face over his, that would have freaked me out big time.
Yep, that really freaked me out as a kid, that leper looking guy in "Miri" attacking McCoy. That infected looking skin touching him, his face right next to McCoy. Can you imagine? It's not just the monstrous look, but the possibility of contamination.
But yeah... the transporter accident in TMP definitely takes the cake. How they orchestrated it... in that darkened transporter room that looks mysterious, creepy. And then Janice saying that fateful "oh no, they're forming!"
Then the screams as you see the deforming of the bodies starting to happen.
I do think this was unnecessary. When you're in the beaming state, you're not "fully assembled"... so how can you scream? Plus, the Starbase must have highly capable pattern buffers... when transporting, wouldn't you keep the full pattern in memory until transport is complete? That way you can "abort" and return the person back to exactly as they were prior to the transport attempt.
The Lights of Zetar
When first the Memory Alpha technician and then later Mira Romaine start "speaking" in that guttural type of sound while the light pattern of the Zetarians plays on their faces. Makes it look like a real time x-ray..
Despite Bones warning us for years in TOS, this was the first time that we actually saw a transporter do something really really horrible, and it was disturbing to my 13 year old self as well. "What we got back didn't live long, fortunately."
Skin of Evil - Yeah, I know, an oil slick. But something about it's personality felt very real. It was both one of the most 2-dimensional villains in Trek and one of the most real. And yes, Yar's death was meaningless and a terrible way to end the character... On the otherhand it did underline how sick the villain was and this was exactly what it wanted.
TMP - One of the things the movie was good at was the atmosphere. The movie could really fill you with a feeling of dread and V'ger had a feeling of a haunted house, possessed by a malevolent spirit and the crew had to find away to get it to the other side.
TWOK - The brain parasites, finding dead bodies on Regula one. And to a small extend the battle in the nebula, which was far more a suspensful thriller than lock-and-load action.
Where Silence has Lease - It was pretty much entirely a horror story and a pretty good one imho.
Uhura's fan dance in STV always fills me with fear and dread.
I was going to say that the scariest moment for me, I think, was when I saw "These Are The Voyages" and then read rumors that they killed ENT to make way for a Captain Riker show. I was worried that Trek was going to go on, but that I would no longer be able to tolerate following with it.
Either that, or at a con, when my teen daughter hugged Garrett Wang and for just the barest moment I contemplated the idea of life with Ensign Kim as my son-in-law.
But no, neither of those. The actual scariest moment was when Tim Russ did a solo panel at another convention and we all got to hear and witness just how utterly soulcrushing working on Voyager and then becoming involved with Renegades seemed to have been for him. I seriously left Russ's panel wondering if someone should have him on a suicide watch. He seems to be doing better than he was that day from other appearances I've seen, though, and it turned out it was maybe Nicholas Brendon, who no-showed the same con, that someone needed to be keeping an eye on, for other reasons.
In show, it has to be either Balok's fake scary alien (I was pretty young when I saw that one), or when that dude's head exploded toward the end of TNG's "Conspiracy". Creepy stuff.
The holodeck scene in Schisims where Riker and co. recreated the alien surgical table. When they added the clicking in the darkness, I noped right out of there. They need to check the computer because it is clearly a bit mental.
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