Kirk Falling

Star Trek has given us some awesome cinema moments. Be it the fight with the Reliant in the Mutara Nebula, or Kirk stealing the Enterprise in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, some moments have become all-time classics within the sci-fi genre. But for every one of those moments, Star Trek has its fair share of duds. Scenes you can’t understand why they included in the film. What in Starfleet’s name prompted the writers to include them?

For every scene that is handled perfectly, such as Spock’s death in The Wrath Of Khan, we have Scotty bumping his head in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. And although there are a few scenes that probably sounded good on paper, when it came to filming them, something happened during the production process that turned them full-on face palm.

Looking at the franchise though rational eyes, then, here are 10 Star Trek scenes that you wish were never conceived, or – at the very least – there had been somebody in the editing suite with the tenacity to say something along the lines of: “Hey, maybe we should leave this part out, guys. You know, to save everyone the embarrassment…”

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This article was first posted on October 3, 2013