Friday, February 27, 2015

Celebrity Toons: The Enterprise takes a trip to Yesteryear (Star Trek, 1973)

From Star Trek: The Animated Series:

Spock travels back in time to save his younger self. Mark Lenard reprises as Sarek in "Yesteryear". Only the following sample is available at present.

"Yesteryear" is dedicated to the memory of Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), who passed away today at 83.

Rating: A.


magicdog said...

So sad to hear of Nimoy's passing.

I have seen this ep of ST-TAS and it does have a root in ST - TOS. There was an episode, "Journey To Babel" in which we meet Spock's parents. His mother, Amanda mentioned Spock had a pet Achayla as a child. She described it as a huge teddy bear.

TAS allowed us to see just what this creature was in action. It wasn't unlike Old Yeller in a sense as the events in this episode play out; young Spock chooses the Vulcan path (and a step towards maturity/manhood) while at the same time losing his beloved pet.

Not to mention him surviving the timeline and taking his place on Kirk's crew!

hobbyfan said...

Ok, so Yesteryear would be either a prequel or sequel to Journey to Babel. Nice.

SaturdayMorningFan said...

It's also a sequel to the TOS episode City on the Edge of Forever, which is widely regarded as the best episode of the original series. That episode introduces the Guardian of Forever.

hobbyfan said...

Ok, that was the ep I was thinking of.