Airdate: 15th Sept 1973
Writers: Dorothy C. Fontana
Season 1 episode 2
In Star Trek TAS "Yesteryear" Kirk, Mr Spock and history expert
Erikson return from Orions past through the Guardian of Forever. A
little timeline snafu has occured. Dr McCoy fails to recognise Mr
Spock and a mysterious alien with cranial antennae steps forward
claiming to be the USS Enterprise NCC 1701's First Officer, so
Captain Kirk nearly flips out!
The new guy is an Andorian named Thelin. Its a catch 22. So now Mr Spock
must go undercover and timet ravel to his childhood past in a bid to
When Mr Spock arrives at his home city of ShiKahr geared up as
"Seleck", he's greeted by his younger self, his human mother Amanda
Grayson, his Vulcan father Sarek and his beloved pet Sehlat I-
Chaya. Now we get to the spine chilling creature. It's one mean
hungry beast. The fun begins when younger Spock is faced with the
dreaded "Kah-wan test" in the barren desert where the creature lives.
To fail once is no disgrace for Vulcans.
However Sarek explains logically, If Spock fails, there are those
who will call him a coward for the rest of his life. NO
PRESSURE!!!! It's really quite touching to see Spock's pet I-Chaya trying to call his friend lumbering after him into the
desert. I reckon the hero is I-Chaya who brawls with the desert beast to the end. At this vital this point in time, Seleck fufills his duty with the Famous Vulcan Neck Pinch.
Could you survive in Vulcans Scorching heat without food, water or
a weapon to defend yourself for 10 days? It also begs the question,
Why didn't Sarek teach his son the Vulcan (FSNP) neck pinch?
When Spock's pet I-Chaya is mortally injured, the vulcan is a son torn
between worlds Which path should he choose to end his
pets suffering? Logic or humanism?
Time travel Long and Prosper, trekkers and trekkies.
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