Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Star Trek TAS "The Time Trap"

STAR TREK THE ANIMATED SERIES "THE TIME TRAP"
AIRDATE: 11/24/73
WRITER: JOYCE PERRY
EPISODE 11 SEASON 1

Stardate 5267.2 In Star Trek's "The Time Trap" episode our USS Enterprise NCC 1701 buddies encounter a tear in time. "Space warps" normally allow ships to travel back and forth, except the Delta Triangle is a little different. Garbled Ship sensors prove unknown forces are definitely at work! In this episode Klingon battlecruisers corner the Federation's flagship Enterprise. An attacking Klingon D-5 class battle-cruiser puts Captain Kirk's crew in fighting form. Fire Phasers!

Amazingly the Klingon ship winks into thin air, so what just happened? A natural phenomena? A 360' visual sweep reveals more Klingon battleships, Kirk has to do something! So the Enterprise tucks tail pursuing the "Klothos" warp-trail only to discover a starship graveyard in an alternate dimension. To up the stakes, failed deflectors, haywire navigation systems, frozen phaser weaponry and dead subspace frequencies create chaos.




The plot thickens when Commander Kor and Kirk are abducted from their battle-bridges. To shed light on their predicament, a ruling council of Elysians lay down the law.

" any act of violence is strictly forbidden, and will be dealt with swiftly and with utmost severity. Questions? " points out a scantily dressed Orion, (Interpreter of Laws,) Devna quite calmly.

I like the fact escape from the void is impossible, No war or violence and living in Peaceful co-existence for centuries? Definitely not what the Commander Kor wanted to hear and being a Klingon he must have been sick to his stomach.




Meanwhile getting back to the 23rd century all hinges on Spock's variables calculating dilithium crystal energy, mass of two ships through a time continuum, and re-entering the 23rd century at the same co-ordinates the Enterprise and Klothos vanished in the Delta Triangle. Why are Scotty's warpcore dilithium crystals rapidly deteriorating? Do Spocks time computations make sense to you at all? We can always rely on Klingons to have a secret agenda, why those denibian slime devils!!!

Live Long and Prosper, Bloggies and Trekkies

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13 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Ooooh.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They really packed a lot in less than thirty minutes.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It sounds like a good episode and I can't wait to watch it!

Birgit said...

I can't believe all this happened in a half hour. The gal in the bikini...must be her uniform right? Does these women ever get cold?

Spacerguy said...

Its standard uniform dress for green skinned Orions like Devna and Gaila (Star Trek 2009.) If they do get colds Birgit, all they'll need is a little warming up, lol.

Cpt.Grimsdale Nemonski said...

The animated series was the best cartoon shows during the 1970s. It never dumbed down the stories either like all those other dopey cartoons. Unless, my intelligence as child had a more mature level than the ordinary mind of a child.

The Armchair Squid said...

This episode is like a reunion of sorts for the various alien races the crew had encountered. And Kor's one of my favorite nemeses from the original - nice to see him back for more devious fun.

Jo said...

One hell of a uniform. I think I prefer what the humans are wearing. Gotta have a very good figure for the bikini type.

Bill Nicholls said...

Who would have thought Klingons would be part of the crew in the future

Spacerguy said...

Magen the alien with psionic powers, discovers telepathically that the Klingons have planted a "time capsule" bomb aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701. Its so small!

A Beer For The Shower said...

I never gave this show much credit, so I've never watched it. But that's a pretty complex storyline for a cartoon. I like that. Might have to check it out.

Lynda R Young said...

wally wally!! sounds like a fun episode

Jeffrey Scott said...

I'd forgotten how enjoyable, if not silly, some of the cartoons were. I will have to rewatch this series.

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