SyFy listed their most disturbing moments but of them really stand out.
Star Trek isn’t a franchise you think of when the topic of “disturbing” comes up. Yes, there are a few episodes from the franchise that really strike a nerve but it isn’t the first you think of. SyFy did, however, and they wrote an entire list of the 12 moments they felt were the most disturbing.
Now, you might not agree with them, I might not agree with them but this is their list and it’s not a bad one.
Their list doesn’t appear to be in any order, but if it is, then No. 1 is the transporter accident from Star Trek The Motion Picture and that is the one we’re going to be talking about today, but what about the rest of their list? What other moments did they put on theirs?
To find out why they picked what they did, click here, but otherwise here are the 10 other moments (No. 7 was missing)
"Khan’s pets – The Wrath of KhanScotty’s burnt nephew – The Wrath of KhanRegula 1 Massacre – The Wrath of KhanDavid is dead – The Search for SpockValeris Mind meld – The Undiscovered CountryBorg nightmares – First ContactSalieri’s face lift InsurrectionShinzon and the Viceroy – Nemesis)You should have let me sleep – Into Darkness)Ensign “Crab Head” Syl – Beyond)"
Star Trek’s transporter malfunction just hits different
I’ve seen Star Trek the Motion Picture maybe twice in my life. It’s a convoluted mess, but it’s fine. The thing though is, I saw it when I was younger and before I had a real grasp on things. Having re-watched the above scene again now, as an adult, gives that moment so much more weight.
The scene really hammers home the futility of the moment. It was a cascading event of failures. No one did anything wrong either, it was just technology going bad. The look on their faces as they saw two of their fellow Starfleet members being torn apart by the transporters, and the cries of the one just before they were sent back to Starfleet; haunting.
Then the quiet tone of the other Federation crew member responding to James Kirk and company, that they got the two people back, but what “came back didn’t live long”.
It really should make people want to just take shuttles everywhere.