Star Trek has had plenty of sad scenes but do you agree with this MovieWeb.com selection?
Star Trek doesn’t shy away from the heavy and the uncomfortable. They are all in on the emotional cascade that comes alongside brilliant storytelling. Sometimes the moments are joyful, sometimes they’re terrifying, and other times they’re downright sad. Today, we’re looking at just that, the saddest moments in Star Trek history.
MovieWeb.com has selected the 10 saddest moments in Trek history, from both the films and movies. We won’t spoil the whole list, we want you to check it out, but we do think a discussion about the number one pick is interesting.
While the series is known for a whole host of sad moments; Jadzia Dax’s death at the end of Deep Space Nine’s 6th season, the tragic love story of The Doctor and Danara Pel, Picard as a series to name a few, MovieWeb has picked the death of Spock as the saddest moment in the history of the franchise.
But is it?
Spock’s death shouldn’t be considered the saddest moment in Star Trek
Who are we to tell you what should and shouldn’t make you sad? You’re going to react the way you’re going to, no harm in that. Yet, Spock’s death is an interesting choice for this list and the only one that should be disqualified, if we’re being honest.
Most of the picks surround the concept of death, and destruction, save for number nine. Yet, of all the selections, only the death of Spock is undone. As far as a moment in time, plucked out on its own without any connection to future projects, yes, Spock’s death carries resonance.
Yet, we know it isn’t his death. He’s brought back in the next movie, making his entire death pointless, and frankly, annoying.
There are other, more permanent deaths that deserve to carry the mantle of the saddest Star Trek moments. May we suggest the entire Deep Space Nine episode “Hard Time” for instance?