Star Trek Day. Happening at the Tranzac, Trekkies can compete in a Star Trek Jeopardy! match and boogie down to some tunes. To help celebrate the day, here are five of our favourite Star Trek death scenes. Because sometimes, not everyone lives long and prospers.">

Our favourite Star Trek deaths


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Star Trek fans can shamelessly get their Spock on tomorrow night with Toronto’s own Star Trek Day. Happening at the Tranzac, Trekkies can compete in a Star Trek Jeopardy! match and boogie down to some tunes. To help celebrate the day, here are five of our favourite Star Trek death scenes. Because sometimes, not everyone lives long and prospers.

 

Tasha Yar, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Poor Tasha. Not only was her casual death shocking, but it was also super lame. Not only was she was killed off just for the hell of it, but what exactly was Armus, the creature who did her in? A tar monster? A giant blob? Excess from an ink-jet printer? At least she later returned to TNG from an alternate universe to redeem herself (only to be killed off again. Oy).

 

Data, Star Trek: Nemesis

It’s amazing how an emotionless android can create so much emotion in others. Even though it was pretty disappointing the way Data goes out (sacrificing himself in a big kablooey of a ship explosion), the gang sure had a poignant memorial for him (Riker: "The first time I saw Data, he was leaning against a tree in the holodeck trying to whistle... What was that song? I can't remember the song.") But, Data fans could find solace in the fact that his twin brother B-4 (get it?) had previously downloaded all of Data’s memories and was basically Data himself. Twins are freaky, huh?

 

Captain Kirk, Star Trek: Generations

Sure, Captain Kirk has been presumed dead many times, but in this 1994 film, James T. actually croaks. For real. Unfortunately, the robust and rugged captain doesn’t kick the bucket in a fight; instead, he falls to his death. Ho hum. But at least he saved an entire world in the process.

 

Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

The selfless Vulcan exposes himself to some hardcore radiation in order to repair the Enterprise from Khan’s Genesis device — so much so that his face seems to be falling off by the second. Kirk goes to see him and the two friends share a serious bromance moment before Spock passes on, thereby creating one of the only moments when it’s perfectly acceptable for a grown man to cry.

 

Geordi La Forge, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Okay, so our favourite visually-impaired character doesn’t actually die in this clip, but he definitely should have with the way his body contorts like an out-of-control Cirque du Soleil performer. But kudos to LeVar “Reading Rainbow” Burton for being able to move his body like that.

 

Star Trek Toronto 2012, Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave., 416-923-8137. Nov. 24

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