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Over the weekend, [livejournal.com profile] dutchmouse offered his picks for The Top Ten Defining Star Trek Moments, and asked his readers to offer theirs.

DEFINING moments? Dutch's starting point was the big-screen movies... and for me, Star Trek had already been well-defined by the time V'ger came looking for its creator.

Needless to say, I soon came up with moments enough to fill my own Top Ten:

  1. Kirk and Spock in a fight to the death, with Spock in the throes of Pon Farr. (Dun dun DUNN DUNN DUNN DUNN dun dundun DUN dun!)
  2. Spock, mind-melded with the Medusan navigator, grinning broadly and greeting his old friends as if seeing them for the first time... which it is.
  3. "HaaaaarCOURT! Harcourt Fenton MUDD, what have you been up to?"
  4. Apollo, drifting into nothingness, calling to Zeus and Hera to take him with them into oblivion. "Would it have hurt us so much to light a fire, and gather just a few laurel leaves?"
  5. "NO KILL I"
  6. "I could have saved her! Do you know what you just did?" "He knows, Doctor. He knows."
  7. Kirk kitbashing a crude firearm out of natural mineral deposits and scrap -- and then refusing to finish off his downed opponent. Oh, and Vasquez Rocks!
  8. Evil Twin Goatees.
  9. Kirk, teaching an exotically beautiful alien gladiator how to kiss.
  10. And, of course:

Date: 2008-07-28 11:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dutchmouse.livejournal.com
I take it you're an original series purist. :)
So am I, which is why I stuck to the original series movies, mostly.
I thought the Doomsday was one of the best Trek episodes ever. I also like the fact that they wrote in Commodore Deckard's son as a major role in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. They even picked an actor that had similar features. Amazing as a kid what you don't pick up on.
When I saw the episode of Space Seed Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan made a lot more sense. :)

-Dutch

Date: 2008-07-28 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cpxbrex.livejournal.com
Ah, excellent. I approve of your list, I approve.

Date: 2008-07-29 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] normanrafferty.livejournal.com
Yaar, that's about right. All Trek writers should have to watch all those episodes before writing.

Date: 2008-07-30 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dutchmouse.livejournal.com
They should have written an episode where the Enterprise gets infested with smart rats! :D Now there's a Trek episode that would have been sure to win an Emmy.

-Dutch

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