I searched high and low for a topic like this in the forum, and maybe it's in the far, far recesses... but if it is, I can't find it. But I think it's a topic that would be a great one to discuss, and trade opinions on.
So here goes:
One of the wonderful things about this show is it's little moments. Little events that happen between our beloved characters that are just very dear to us Trek fans. I think one of the main reasons the theatrical release of"The Motion Picture" failed as Star Trek, as opposed to Wrath of Khan, was that it has almost no moments. Most were in subsequent cuts of the film.. but still.. very few. Wrath of Khan, however.. was filled with them.
Example: Spock's death scene. Kirk rushes to the glass wall of the chamber where Spock lies... calls to him.. and Spock slowly gets up. When he does so, and before he goes ..(painfully) to Kirk.. he straightens his uniform. You could tell who the Trekkers were in the audience... the laughed a little. Others in the audience didn't understand... he's dying.. why would we laugh?
Think about it. The man's in excruciating.. unbearable pain, blind, dying... can barely stand, let alone walk... and HE STRAIGHTEN'S HIS UNIFORM!!! That's so....Spock!
And WE realize this. THEY haven't got a clue. It's a moment.. and just for us.. and a dying gesture of respect to his best friend and commanding officer.
The series was filled with such moments.. most of them illiciting a special feeling about these characters and this world that we have grown to love so much. Some funny, some touching, some sad, some just familliar. And it's just for us... something non-fans will never get.
So what is your favorite Star Trek moment?