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Two part Episode??Edit

  • Episode 7 plus Episode 19??? Not bad!!!!
The second-part of "The Naked Time" eventually became "Tomorrow is Yesterday". In an earlier draft of this script, Kirk was to order a hyperbolic course back "the way we came... toward Earth." As it turned out, the two episodes were shot as stand-alone ventures. --GNDN 04:01, 2 September 2006 (UTC)


The article states that this episode contains the last close-up of George Takei. But, I remember another one in "The Lights of Zetar", although it was printed backwards in that episode. - Adambomb1701 14:09, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

My reading of this bit is that it is unique in that the episode is the only one in which the last close-up in the episode is one of Takei, rather than being Takei's last close-up. -- Hawaiian717 15:50, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Nuclear Warheads?Edit

"Aircraft is an interceptor, equipped with missiles, possibly armed with nuclear warheads. If he hits us with one, he might damage us severely." -Spock

I pretty sure a modern F/A-18 does not carry missiles "armed with nuclear warheads", much less an F-104 in 1969. Christopher was never truly a threat, and having been taken a bit by surprise, Spock was simply erring on the side of caution. I think this is an important story point, and the summary should reflect that. --Tombstone 01:36, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
Actually, while modern interceptors do not carry nuclear warheads, they in fact DID in the 1950s, 60s, and into at least the 70s. F-102 and F-106 fighters carried nuclear versions of the Falcon air-to-air missile, and F-101 and F-104 fighters could carry the AIR-2A Genie nuclear air-to-air rocket. These weapons were designed to take down entire formations of Soviet bombers with a single weapon, but were retired when the threat shifted from bombers to ICBMs, and when it was realized that the EMP from these weapons could be crippling to our own air-defense systems. --OuroborosCobra talk 01:50, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Spock line re trust?Edit

Hi. Should be any easy question. What was the episode where Spock disables some guy that is trying to escape and Jim say "So you didn't trust him", and Spock says "I trusted him completely." Always one of my fav quotes. I think the guy was an astronaut and there was time travel and a visit to Earth involved.

What was the episode and what was the quote exactly?

Thanks The preceding unsigned comment was added by Questionisto (talk • contribs).

"Tomorrow is Yesterday"--31dot 19:51, October 11, 2009 (UTC)

Removed Edit

I removed the following as an uncited similarity; it needs proof that it was deliberate:

  • * The concept for this episode is similar to "The Premonition", a 1965 episode of The Outer Limits, a show Justman worked on. That episode, directed by Gerd Oswald, also features a fighter jet pilot whose memory is erased when he returns to the present after going through a time warp.

Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 01:22, March 31, 2010 (UTC)

I removed the following as a nitpick.
  • When the air police sergeant materializes in the transporter room, he is holding only a single communicator and not any of the other equipment from the belts he collected from Kirk and Sulu. The belts themselves disappear, too. 31dot (talk) 20:39, July 30, 2012 (UTC)

1969 never mentioned? Edit

I've just seen this episode on CBS Action, and I could have sworn the year 1969 was specifically mentioned... maybe I'm getting it confused in my head with the new Doctor Who episode that was on two days ago, however. Still, can someone confirm or deny this? Muzer 14:05, April 25, 2011 (UTC)

I've just remembered I heard Kirk mentioning the late 1960s - so it must have been originally intended to be set in '67, '68 or '69 (as it was aired in '67). So it did actually predict that the moon shot would be before the conservative estimates... Muzer 14:25, April 25, 2011 (UTC)


  • The trophy case seen in the hallway of the building Kirk and Sulu transport into is labeled "498th Air Base Group-Air Defense Command." As the installation the two Starfleet officers have beamed onto is presumably Offutt AFB, Nebraska, this was NOT an ADC base. It was, actually, the headquarters of the Strategic Air Command. The SAC insignia is seen on the berets of the Security Police enlisted men, and on the pistol belt buckles of the enlisted men and Lt. Col. Fellini. On Captain Christopher's flight suit, however, IS an Air Defense Command proficiency insignia (left sleeve).

Removed the above, largely due to the "is presumably" statement. There may be some way to have the language about the inconsistent insignia(if it is truly inconsistent)--31dot 02:11, June 22, 2011 (UTC)

  • The Security Police Staff Sergeant's rack of ribbons is NOT accurate for a USAF non-commissioned officer in that specialty. His ribbons are as follows: Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service (awarded for serice prior to 7 December 1941), Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Cross. The sergeant was NOT a flyer, and was thus not eligible for the Air Medal or DFC; the ADS ribbon is a WWII-era award, and the two foreign unit citations are not commonly worn in the USAF. The Air Force Cross is second in precedence only to the Medal of Honor.

Removed the above as a nitpick, but even if it isn't one, it should go on the page about the character and not the episode page.--31dot 01:59, July 9, 2011 (UTC)

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