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Poll of the Week: Haunted Places

Poll of the Week: Haunted Places  

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  1. 1. What location in the Star Trek universe do you think would make the best horror story setting?

    • A solitary ship out in deep space
      10
    • Some remote and out-of-the-way colony
      3
    • Federation communication relay stations (from the TNG episode Aquiel)
      5
    • A barely hospitable Class L or Class K planet
      3
    • Somewhere else? Let us know your thoughts below!
      2


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Happy Halloween everyone! Previously, a poll of the week asked what your favorite scary episode of Star Trek is. This week we wanted to envision what a pure horror story would look like in the Star Trek universe. Typically, when an episode tells a horror story it is usually through a monster or strange anomaly haunting the crew. However, horror is not traditionally focused on powerful characters in an advanced military ship. Horror is about the characters being forced to overcome an unknown superior force, be it a masked killer or a ghost haunting their home.

One of the most important parts of a horror story is the location. Often these places are secluded, dangerous, or associated with bad history. Haunted mansions, abandoned hospitals or asylums, and isolated places out in the woods are all popular choices. If Star Trek ever produced a standalone horror story, what would be a frightening or secluded setting? Space provides no shortage of hazardous environments that could make for threatening settings for a story. Perhaps a ghost-like anomaly could haunt the two-person crew in the cramped quarters of a relay station or some alien monster of the week could try to drive a group of colonists off of its planet. What location in the Star Trek universe do you think would make the best horror story setting?
 

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I voted for a barely hospitable planet... As terrifying as small, limited space areas are by nature, I think a place that's not supposed to have terrifying lifeforms suddenly becoming a place of horror would be worse.

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Definitely the solitary ship in deep space. Outer space is the greatest isolation and if a ship appears abandoned you know something terrible has gone wrong. Its just waiting to reveal its horrible secrets.

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Somewhere in the middle of Tholian territory where they and the Klingons are fighting and then the Borg and some other baddies show up.

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I always thought that a crippled Deep Space Nine or a similar station would be a horrifying setting, if done correctly.
It's like the Nostromo, only different.

- Bill

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Voted on somewhere else. 

I have mulled around the idea of the crew being held captive inside a wondering planet (worlds not orbiting stars) by a strange and creepy race living there.

Escape the inhospitable dark planet before your crew is systematically devoured alive as offerings to the queen! 

or something...

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