The Enterprise is transporting its first Captain, Robert April to Babel, where he will reluctantly accept his retirement. When the Enterprise attempt to stop an unidentified vessel on a collision course with the Beta Niobe nova, the ship accidentally pass into an alternate dimension, where time flows in the opposite direction. The crew of the Enterprise rapidly begins to grow younger in age, and soon become 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
The entire crew of the Enterprise becomes younger at an alarming rate, even Mr. Spock who says he ages the slowest. However, Commodore April and his wife cease to become younger after he's taken command. They too should have become children by the time the ship was out of danger. 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.