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!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How Sharper Than A Serpents Tooth

"I Am Your Master,
I may do with you as I will"
Kukulkan is an ancient alien entity with semi-omnipotent powers. In Star Trek's 21st animated episode, "How Sharper Than A Serpents Tooth" an immense energy field appears which encases the Enterprise... its a trap!

 "What the devil is this place?"
The winged serpent Kukulkan announces to our USS Enterprise NCC 1701 pals that they've got one chance to prove themselves worthy by solving a puzzle. Its a test of survival, pure and simple.

The fun begins when Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Ensign Walking Bear are transported to a strange city.

Kukulkan beams them to a "Menagerie" displaying his imprisoned zoo specimens where a battle of wits is played out.

Instead of "We Come In Peace," The Enterprise good guys smash open the zoo cages, unleashing the galaxies fiercest feline beast upon Kukulkan.

Poor Kukulkan scampers away in sheer mortal terror because hes afraid... but afraid of what?

Live Long and Prosper, Bloggies, Trekettes and Trekkies.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Star Trek Albatross TAS

Airdate: 28th Sept, 1974
Stardate: 5275.6
Director: Bill Reed
Writer: Dario Finelli
Star Trek The Animated Series
Season 2, Episode 20

In 2268 the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 landing party beams down to a very alien planet, Dramia 1 delivering medical supplies. Greeted by the Supreme Prefect voiced by James Doohan, diplomatic pleasantries are exchanged until an arrest warrant is issued for Dr Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy! The poor guy is charged for mass murder and jailed without even a tip off from their own Federation of Planets.

So now the Chief Medical Officer of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 is on the hook charged with causing a plague 19 years earlier! Its fun watching our Enterprise pals trying to piece together the clues in this Star Trek mystery.

Captain Kirk and Mr Spock are dumbstruck with the news. Bones is thrown in the clink where his life hangs in the balance. Will swift Dramian justice and its Kangaroo Courts set the doctor free? Captain Kirk has his doubts. Trek's duo ship out and find the plague planet with its resident lepers.

Its turns out only one of them is a "cured" plague survivor! His name is Kol tai and hes still alive!!!...... even after all this time! Is this why Demos, Security head of Dramia Prime has been acting so cagey? He must have known something all along.

The good news is Dr McCoy's inoculation saved Kol tai's life and now Kol tai is willing to testify and help vindicate the doctors good name. The bad news is Kol tai is ill and infects the entire USS Enterprise NCC 1701 crew except Mr Spock, of course! Ironically, the key to the cure all hinges on busting Dr McCoy out of the slammer. Now thats hardly Mr Spocks style, is it?

Questions:  How do you feel about the Enterprise self destructing? Has Science Officer Spock got the nerve to break "Bones" out of jail? Anyone up for a few shots of some Saurian brandy? I bet Dr McCoy is!

Say Hi to Friend Bloggies Maurice and Armchair Squid on your epic crusades!

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies, Trekkers and Bloggies!

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