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Series : The Animated Series Rating : 4
Disc No : 1 Episode : 2
First Aired : 15 Sep 1973 Stardate : 5373.4
Director : Hal Sutherland Year : 2268
Writers : D.C. Fontana Season : 1
Guest Cast :
Billy Simpson as Young Spock
James Doohan as Aleek-Om
James Doohan as Ensign Bates
James Doohan as Erikson
James Doohan as Guardian of Forever
James Doohan as The Healer
James Doohan as Commander Thelin
Keith Sutherland as Young Sepek
Majel Barrett as Amanda
Majel Barrett as Grey
Mark Lenard as Sarek
Great Moment : Finding out about Spock's early life.
Body Count :
Factoid : Although TAS is not considered a canonical part of Star Trek, elements of Spock's backstory established here have made it into official sources and future live-action episodes of TNG.

My year for this episode is estimated from the Stardate; it is one of a group of TAS episodes set between 'The Empath' and 'The Mark of Gideon'.

This episode is a nominee for the DITL "Best of Trek" award.


Spock emerges from the Guardian of Forever to discover that history recorded his death at the age of 7 whilst undergoing the Kahs-wan ordeal. He travels back to the year 2237 to save his own life and restore the correct timeline.

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