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Nightmare Fuel / Star Trek

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"Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence."
Doctor Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Star Trek (2009)

Generally speaking, where British kids had Doctor Who, American kids had Star Trek.

Note: please avoid personal examples, anecdotes and natter. Feel free to tell us about how scary the Borg are, but we don't need to know how they made you hide under the bed.

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    The Series in General 
  • Any time a Captain's Log entry is prefixed with "Stardate: Unknown" or something else along those lines, you know the crew is in dire straits, usually in the form of being cut off from the rest of galactic civlization for a lengthy period of time or a Negative Space Wedgie.
  • The Transporter maps your body by tearing you apart, right down to the last atom and then constructing a copy of you at the destination. So, you die every time you go through the transporter. The copy has your body and your memories, and as far as everyone else is concerned, it's you. But it's not. Interestingly enough, this was the topic of the opening chapter of the very first Star Trek novel, Spock Must Die! by James Blish, who wrote the novelizations for the original series.
    • Then again, the Vulcans can vouch for the undamaged transmission of the Katra through the process, so it can be assumed that the soul is transferred along with the mind and memories into the newly re-created body.

    The Movies 

    New Voyages 
  • "Blood and Fire" is about Regulan bloodworms. The ones the Klingons were joking about in "The Trouble with Tribbles". Regulan bloodworms are not funny. Or cute. Or harmless and useful, like the ones in Enterprise.note  Point of fact, the mutant variety travel in gigantic swarms, and they eat people alive, and we get to see it.
    • Even the Klingons are clearly terrified of them.