Star Trek fans, Halloween is just around the corner, so get ready.
Halloween is a spooky time for all. It’s a time for fun, candy and dress up. It’s a time for fans of every genre and property a chance to fully embrace the more spooky side of their favorite franchise. Which includes the Star Trek faithful.
Star Trek, like so many other franchises, allows for a nice connection to Halloween and its festivities. Not only are some of the most recognizable characters from the fiction of Star Trek fame, but so many of them make for some great costumes. Like a run-of-the-mill Klingon or Spock to name just two.
It’s also a franchise that has some episodes that are made specifically for those who are more spooky-inclined. It’s not a horror franchise by any means but some of their episodes play a lot better in the month of October, as opposed to say December.
And that’s why it made sense for someone from Daily Star Trek to make a list of the 10 best episodes to watch during Halloween.
Daily Star Trek picks a favorite of ours for their Top 10
We’re not going to show you the entire list, go to Daily Star Trek to check out their list, but we do want to talk about one episode that they had listed.
No. 10 on their list is one of our favorites; “The Haunting of Deck 12” of Voyager. In the episode, Neelix is tasked with keeping the children aboard Voyager calm while they travel to a specific place in the Delta Quadrant. The reason why is left ambiguous to start the episode is that the children, made up of mostly ex-Borg, have many questions and seem unbothered….to start.
As the episode progresses, mostly as a flashback, Neelix tells the children about the apparent “hauntings” that are going about on deck 12. And while it’s obviously not a haunting in the usual sense, the kids get spooked nonetheless.
It’s a sweet little tale, that fits right in for the Halloween season and proves to be Star Trek’s best attempt at a campfire horror story.
“The Haunting of Deck 12” remains the perfect spooky Trek episode to watch with the whole family.