Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Time Trap

TAS Season 2 Episode 12
Air Date: November 24th, 1973


The Enterprise is exploring a sector of space called the Delta Triangle, another Bermuda Triangle type area where star ships regularly disappear. As they are crossing the area, three Klingon battle cruisers attack but one of them disappears. Spock and Kirk surmise that there is some kind of portal there, so they rush it to escape the other two Klingons.

They end up in a pocket of space where time runs slowly. They find a collection of ships from many civilizations that have been stranded including one federation ship. They discover that they have been living in this time pocket for hundreds of years, maybe longer and that they age at a fraction of the rate. They have a council that tells the Klingons and Enterprise crew that they are welcome here but they must not be violent, the punishment is to be put the crew of the offending ship into stasis for a hundred years.

The Klingons try to escape but the border of the time pocket was too powerful, keeping them in. The Enterprise and the Klingons decide to work together to try to escape before their dilithium crystals deteriorate. The effort succeeds but the Klingons try to destroy the enterprise with a planted bomb which Scotty finds before it goes off.


"Got any miracles in your computer, Spock?" - Kirk

"Elysia is, in many respects, a perfect society. But with all its virtues, it is not home. And home, with all its faults, is where we prefer to be." - Kirk

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