Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Warp Speed Wednesday. "I'd say someone was playing an elaborate trick-or-treat on us."


10 Star Trek episodes worthy 
of the Halloween season:

TOS: Catspaw 
Aired October 27, 1967. It's the only overtly Halloween episode of the franchise.
Creepy scale: 3





TOS: The Man Trap
SALT VAMPIRE!
Creepy scale: 6


TNG: Sub Rosa
Beverly Crusher is haunted by a ghost. With whom she has sex. It's the same ghost that haunted and fornicated with her grandmother.
Creepy scale: 9 (with bonus points for a scene of spectral coitus.)


TNG: Frame of Mind
You don't know what's real and what's a delusion.
Creepy scale: 5


TNG: Violations
Aliens abduct the crew for science experiments. There. I have ruined plot for you. But I guarantee you will still find it unnerving.
Creepy scale: 8

DS9: Distant Voices
It's a variation on the concept of being chased through a haunted labyrinth.
Creepy scale: 6

DS9: Empok Nor
A derelict space station haunted by genetically engineered soldiers.
Creepy scale: 8

VOY: Haunting of Deck 12
Neelix tells the children of Voyager a ghost story to distract them while the ship undergoes a power shutdown. Creepy scale: 6

VOY:  The Thaw
This episode features a murderous clown who is nourished by fear. I'm a little foggy on the details because I watched it once and it was so scary I never want to see it again.
Creepy scale: 10 (on account of the clown)


ENT: Fight or Flight
THE CREW FINDS DEAD BODIES BEING DRAINED OF THEIR BODILY FLUIDS. What else do I need to add?
Creepy scale: 9

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Trek or Treat!