The Enterprise is transporting its first Captain, Robert April to Babel where he will reluctantly accept his retirement. When they attempt to stop an unidentified vessel on a collision course with the Beta Niobe nova, they accidentally pass into an alternate dimension where time flows in the opposite direction. Thus, the crew of the Enterprise rapidly begins to grow younger in age and soon becomes unable to man the consoles. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
This episode introduces Robert April, a character from unused Star Trek
(1966) scripts. Due to Gene Roddenberry
's later request that the animated series not be considered canon, however, it has never been made part of "official" Star Trek continuity that Captain April was the first captain of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. See more
When some of the crew are changed into smaller children, their clothes change size to match their smaller bodies. See more
Commodore Robert April
What a blessing to be able to live ones life over again. If the life you've led has left you unfulfilled. No Sarah, I don't want to live it all over again. I couldn't improve one bit on what we've had together.