|Series :||The Animated Series||Rating :|
|Disc No :||5||Episode :||12|
|First Aired :||24 Nov 1973||Stardate :||5267.2|
|Director :||Hal Sutherland||Year :||2268|
|Writers :||Joyce Perry||Season :||1|
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|YATI :||Early on, Kirk gives the Stardate as 52.2. Later he says it is now 5267.6. It seems that he missed the 67 out of the first date.
The SS Bonaventure is claimed to be the first ship fitted with warp drive; in fact that honour goes to the Pheonix seen in 'Star Trek : First Contact'. Of course it's a bit unrealistic to expect TAS to have anticipated this thirty or so years in advance!
|Great Moment :||Kirk and Kor, working together.|
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|Factoid :||This episode, marks the final appearance of the smooth-forehead version of the Klingons. Six years and two weeks later, 'Star Trek : The Motion Picture' hit cinemas with a new look for the Klingons; the look would be changed again for 'Star Trek III : The Search for Spock', and this look would be used in all future Star Trek series. However, smooth-headed Klingons would reappear in the DS9 episode 'Trials and Tribble-ations' when the Defiant travelled back in time to TOS.
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 winner of the DITL "Best of Trek" award.
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