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Anti-time universeEdit

I was wondering if the universe encountered in this episode could have been the "anti-time" universe hinted at in TNG's "All Good Things..."--Robert Treat 05:29, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Or better yet, the one mentioned in "The Alternative Factor". --Alan 20:40, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Plot hole?Edit

How the fudge is the Enterprise gonna lock a tractor beam onto a ship going warp 30 something without ripping both ships apart? Shouldn't this be mentioned as some kind of plot hole? ( 20:34, 6 May 2008 (UTC))

No... because it has nothing to do with the plot, per se. Besides we can't pretend that we understand the technology, no matter how outrageous the reference sounds, to be able to say with certain (vs. speculate) that that is indeed "some kind of plot hole". --Alan 20:40, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Backwards aging Edit

So if people age backwards, how does that really work in terms of birth and death?

I mean, do people start of as a pile of bones in the ground, eventuallly having flesh compose on them, being digged out in a backwards-funeral, come to life, age backwards until they're infants, and then eventually climb into their mother's... Eeewwww.

Seiously, this is some messed up stuff.

FA status Edit

Nomination (10 May - 7 July 2016, Failed) Edit

Sarah April and young Spock overlook the infantile Arex, Uhura, Kirk and Sulu

The crew as young children

"The Counter-Clock Incident" was the series finale and last episode of the second season of Star Trek: The Animated Series.

"Captain's Log, Stardate 6770.3. The Enterprise is on course for the planet Babel, where ambassadors of all Federation planets are waiting to honor the Enterprise's distinguished passenger Commodore Robert April, first captain of the USS Enterprise, and for the past twenty years, Federation Ambassador-at-Large. Now 75 years old, Commodore April has reached mandatory retirement age."

April and his wife, Sarah, Enterprise's former CMO, are commiserating with Kirk and McCoy when Spock informs them that they are coming within range of the Beta Niobe supernova. Upon detecting a single occupant spacecraft that is about to plunge into the supernova, they attempt a rescue that leads to them being sucked into an opposite universe to their own, where even time runs backwards.

The crew attempts to return home before they de-age out of existence...

Very comprehensive episode summary and background section. --LauraCC (talk) 19:01, May 10, 2016 (UTC)

Any objections? --LauraCC (talk) 21:01, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

I'd like to oppose this nomination. Not sure about the bginfo, but I definitely consider the summary as overly long. --Defiant (talk) 21:55, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

With a bit of pruning then, this might work out? --LauraCC (talk) 14:26, May 19, 2016 (UTC)

It's the only other TAS episode than "Yesteryear" to have an acts format in the summary. --LauraCC (talk) 16:33, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

I've added more images, but would appreciate if somebody could go over the summary with a weed whacker. --LauraCC (talk) 20:22, June 22, 2016 (UTC)

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