Thursday, September 6, 2012
Blog #32: Top 10 Best Trek Scenes, Part II
Hello friend and welcome back to the Trek1701 blog. For the next 5 blog entries I will be discussing my favourite Trek scenes, arranged in a Top 10 format. Each entry will feature 2 scenes, counting down to my favourite Trek moment. I have included scenes from the movies and the television series. Here we go:
#8- TOS: Kirk allows true love to die/ "Lets get the hell out of here"
Kirk travels back in time to 1930's Earth and finds perhaps his one true love in Edith Keeler (Joan Collins). Then he learns from Spock that Edith Keeler must die in order to restore the future from which they came. Kirk lets her get hit by a car, holding McCoy back as he tries to save her, and allows his love to die in order to save billions. Very heavy stuff here folks, would you allow the love of your life die in order to save lives? This episode was written by sci-fi writing legend Harlan Ellison, and is perhaps the greatest episode of Star Trek ever made, out of all of the series. And it ended on a powerful note when Kirk says "Lets get the hell out of here". 'Hell' being a word seldom heard on conservative 60's television. You feel Kirks pain when he realizes what he had to do. Great acting by William Shatner.
#7- DS9: Defending DS9 against a Klingon invasion
Shit really hit the fan when the Federation defied the Klingon Empire by not sanctioning the Klingon's invasion of the Cardassian Union. Then the Klingon's come to DS9 and attack the station. DS9 and her crew are more than ready battling the Klingon fleet, and the Klingon boarding parties fight the DS9 crew in hand to hand combat. This the first episode of DS9's 4th season really stepped up the action and overall quality of the series with Michael Dorn(TNG) bringing his Worf character to DS9 and joining the cast. This is when DS9 got really good and started to become the best Trek series of all time (thus far). They boosted their special effects, making them better than Trek movie quality.
Till next time...