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Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Counter-Clock Incident

The Enterprise inadvertently locks a tractor beam on a ship diving into a nova, and finds itself pulled into a bizarre parallel universe where time flies backward and the crew becomes younger at an alarming rate.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x6
Production Number: 22023
Airdate: Saturday October 12th, 1974

Director: Bill Reed (1)
Writer: Fred Bronson


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Guest Stars
James DoohanJames Doohan
voiced Commodore Robert April, Karl Four
Recurring
Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
voiced Dr Sarah April, Karla Five
Recurring
Main Cast
William Shatner
voiced Captain James Tiberius Kirk
Leonard Nimoy
voiced Commander Spock
DeForest Kelley
voiced Dr. Leonard Horatio "Bones" McCoy
James Doohan
voiced Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Lt. Arex
Nichelle Nichols
voiced Lt. Uhura
George Takei
voiced Lt. Hikaru Sulu

Recap

The Enterprise is on course for Babel with two Federation dignitaries: the Enterprise's first captain, Robert April, and his wife Sarah. For the last 20 years, Commodore April has been a Federation ambassador-at-large, and will be honored at Babel for his achievements. At the age of 75, Robert is facing mandatory retirement. He is on the bridge with Kirk when McCoy comes up with Sarah, who designed many of the instruments in Sickbay as the first medical officer aboard a warp-capable ship. Sarah is carrying a Capellan flower, with a lifespan of only a few hours...

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Episode Notes
Fred Bronson, the writer for this episode, used the pseudonym of John Culver in the credits of this episode.



Episode Quotes
Commodore Robert April: No matter where I've traveled in the galaxy, Jim, this bridge is more like home than anywhere else.
Kirk: Yes, Commodore, I know the feeling.
Commodore Robert April: To me she was always like my child. I was there in the San Francisco navy yards when her unit components were built.

Dr Sarah April: But what about us? We don't have to use the transporter. We can remain young, live our lives over again. You could command a starship once more.
Commodore Robert April: What a blessing to be able to live one's life over again. If the life you've lived has left you unfulfilled. No, Sarah, I don't want to live it all over again. I couldn't improve one bit on what we've had together.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorGene Roddenberry
ProducerLou Scheimer  |  Norm Prescott
Associate ProducerD.C. Fontana
MusicNorm Prescott  |  Ray Ellis
Story EditorD.C. Fontana
Art DirectorDon Christensen
Supervising DirectorHal Sutherland
Background ArtistDon Peters (1)  |  Karen Shaffner  |  Paul Xander  |  Maurice Harvey  |  Tom O'Loughlin  |  Pat Keppler  |  Curt Perkins  |  Boris Gorelick  |  Rolando Oliva  |  Janet Brown (2)
Production ManagerRock Benedetto
Executive ConsultantGene Roddenberry
Special EffectsReuben Timmins
Editorial SupervisorJoseph Simon  |  Doreen A. Dixon
Camera SupervisorR.W. Pope
LayoutCliff Voorhees  |  Robert Kline (2)  |  Virgil Raddatz  |  John Perry (1)  |  Carol Lundberg  |  Malcolm Weizer  |  George Goode  |  James Koukos  |  Tom Burton  |  Martin Muller  |  Jim Willoughby  |  Wes Herschensohn  |  Ken Leonard  |  Lorna Smith  |  Les Kaluza  |  George Jensen  |  Dick Hall (1)  |  Warren Marshall  |  Wendell Washer  |  George Wheeler  |  Maria Bennett  |  Glen Keane  |  Christopher Lane (1)
Key Assistant AnimatorMike Hazy  |  Bill House
StoryboardJack Miller (1)  |  Louise Sandoval  |  Michael O'Connor (5)  |  Ken Southworth  |  Dawn Huntley  |  Paul Fennell  |  Sherman Labby  |  Dale Hale
Director Of ColorErvin Kaplan
Key LayoutAlberto De Mello  |  Kay Wright  |  Herb Hazelton
 
Warning: Star Trek: The Animated Series season 2 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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