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The Counter-Clock Incident 

The Enterprise is transporting its first Captain, Robert April to Babel, where he will reluctantly accept his retirement. When the Enterprise attempt to stop an unidentified vessel on a ... See full summary »

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Fred Bronson (as John Culver)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock (voice)
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy (voice)
George Takei ... Sulu (voice)
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura / Dr. Sarah April / Karla Five (voice)
Majel Barrett ... (voice) (credit only)
James Doohan ... Scott / Arex / Commodore Robert April / Karl Four (voice)
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The Enterprise is transporting its first Captain, Robert April to Babel, where he will reluctantly accept his retirement. When the Enterprise attempt to stop an unidentified vessel on a collision course with the Beta Niobe nova, the ship accidentally pass into an alternate dimension, where time flows in the opposite direction. The crew of the Enterprise rapidly begins to grow younger in age, and soon become unable to man the consoles. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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TV-PG
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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 October 1974 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Robert April's Starfleet dress uniform was based on similar costumes used in numerous episodes of the original Star Trek series (beginning with "Court Martial"). See more »

Goofs

In Karla Five's first message to the Enterprise, she's speaking in reverse. Later, in her reverse-time universe, the crew can understand her (and her, them) because, as Spock says, their brains are now in reverse. If this true, then Karla's brain should likewise have been reversed when she entered the forward-time universe, allowing her to speak forwards. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Kirk: [referring to Karla Five] I can understand her now without the aid of the Universal Translator.
Mr. Spock: Apparently our brains are also working in reverse, Captain.
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Connections

Referenced in After Trek: Choose Your Pain (2017) See more »

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An Interesting Conclusion
2 April 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I don't know if there is any science that supports what happened here, but there are good intentions all around and a solid message. By trying to do good, the Enterprise cause some serious damage and has to find a way out of it. An alien vessel is heading into a nova and they try to stop it, not realizing that they were on a necessary trip. We have a preposterous solution, but every episode of this animated series was preposterous.


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