Monday, July 27, 2015

Star Trek TAS - The Counter Clock Incident


"The Counter Clock Incident" is an epic Star Trek TAS episode #22 written by Trekkie/ NBC Publicist Fred Bronson. It turns out Bronson wrote using the pseudonym - John Culver as a shield but later discovered everyone at NBC was cool about his writing. Way to go, Trekkie!

While on their way to Babel, the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 encounters an alien craft speeding at warp 36. Its an impossible warpspeed by starship standards yet the spaceship is racing towards Beta Niobe's super nova.



Unfortunately the Enterprise is dragged into the negative gravity of the exploded star. Captain Kirk is stunned, "Where are we?!" At first glance, the crew witness an amazing anti-matter universe, where time operates in reverse with black stars twinkling and white heavens defying the laws of physics.

Considering both ships exceeded faster than light velocities of warp 10, logically the dilithium crystals should have destabilized but didn't owing to time moving in the opposite dimension. Isn't that amazing? Wowsers. imagine all of that! Meanwhile, time is running out with the crew getting younger!



To create a gateway back to the alpha quadrant, a deus ex machina plan is hatched to execute a set of extreme gravitational forces, ultra high speeds, reverse engineering, precise calculations to return everyone on the starship Enterprise to normal space-time. By the time the crew get back to our solar system they're crawling around like babies! The only adults left capable of running Captain Kirk's ship is retiree Commodore Robert April and his wife Dr Sarah April!

Isn't it exciting the transporter can reconstruct molecular structures? Do you think the Scotty's warp field engines were built for sustained warpspeed in excess of warp 8? Is 75 too old or too young as a mandatory retirement age?


Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies, Bloggies and Trekkers! Enjoy your Star Trekking!

 

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think plausibility went out the window with that one.

Bish Denham said...

Strange one. Kind of confusing.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm sure the Commodore and his wife were disappointed to grow old again.

Susan Kane said...

If I were Commodore April and Wife, I would keep the youth as a gift to explore something else, take different paths.

I am really enjoying these episodes! May try to purchase them.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I don't remember watching that one but it sounds like a mental tangle. I think some people need to retire a lot of earlier than 75 and there are some who can work years past that if they love what they're doing.
Susan Says

Elephant's Child said...

Time begs to be played with. An artificial construct which rules our lives.
Mind you, I am glad that none of them went through teenage anxt and sullen aggression as they regressed...

Spacerguy said...

Sarah April pointed out to her husband that remaining young to relive their lives over again, wasn't such a bad idea. Unless I'm mistaken, she tried to convince Commodore April to take command of a starship once again!

Jeffrey Scott said...

Warp 36? Now I've heard of everything.
Next thing you'll be telling me is everyone on board could also possibly de-evolve into some lungfish type creature, mate on an alien world, then be fully restored to their true form later in the episode.
Wait, didn't that already happen on voyager?

Birgit said...

Well this was interesting. It reminds me of the episode where they all age fast. Now if I were in my 70's and could relive the next 40 years-hell ya!

Maurice Mitchell said...

They've done a number of old turned young stories on Star Trek and it's always touching.

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