Recently I started watching Stargate Universe. I am actually quite drawn in as long as I ignore all the sounds in space.
Just in case you don't know: A group of people end up on an ancient space ship (which looks like a giant airplane) which travels through space at FTL speeds. It drops out of FTL every so often to refuel by diving into a star. It also makes frequent stops close to planets which have a stargate. Of course the humans explore the planets and in the last few episodes a few of them don't make it back to the ship before it goes back into FTL (it does all of that automatically). Now they are stranded on some alien planet, millions of light years from home and I find it very emotional.
So here is the question: I am a godless atheist who doesn't believe in an after life, etc. But why should dying on a planet so far removed from Earth have such an emotional impact? Watching these scenes felt like the loneliest thing ever.