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The Time Trap 

The Enterprise and a Klingon ship are trapped in space-time warp where only their cooperation will allow them to escape.


Hal Sutherland


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Joyce Perry | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock (voice)
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy (voice)
George Takei ... Sulu / Kuri (voice)
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura / Devna / Kali / Magen (voice)
Majel Barrett ... (voice) (credit only)
James Doohan ... Scott / Kor / Bell / Clayton / Gabler / Kaz / Xerius (voice)


Sent to explore the vast Delta Triangle (a veritable Bermuda Triangle in space where vessels have disappeared for centuries), the Enterprise encounters three Klingon ships. Hostilities commence. First a Klingon ship then the Enterprise disappears into a pocket universe, where both discover a Utopian society of cooperation comprising over a hundred races in trapped ships. Both newcomers are welcomed to join but must refrain from any form of violence whatsoever or suffer a harsh penalty. Only together can the Enterprise and the Klingon ship escape, but the Klingons have a devious additional plan in mind. Written by statmanjeff

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Many of the vessels in the graveyard of ships were unapproved early designs for the insectoid ship from Star Trek: The Animated Series: Beyond the Farthest Star (1973). See more »


Sulu falls out of his chair, but at the very next change of camera angle (an overhead shot of the entire bridge) he is seen still sitting in his chair. See more »


Mr. Spock: I can not tell you how impressed I am by your splendid spirit of cooperation.
Kor: Mr. Spock!
Mr. Spock: Forgive me, Commander. I was overcome by the moment. Goodbye.
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Featured in Drawn to the Final Frontier (2006) See more »

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The Space Ship's Graveyard
20 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Enterprise finds itself moving into a kind of time portal as it faces off against some Klingons and comes into a kind of junkyard of old ships. These are what's left of centuries of misguided guidance systems. Because these folks couldn't leave, they have formed their own society where a council runs things. They don't believe that escape is possible, but they hadn't counted on the diligence of Captain Kirk. The Klingons are willing to form an alliance with Kirk because Spock has figured out that if the two of the ships work together they can burst through. Of course, we know the Klingons aren't the stellar citizens that are aboard the Enterprise. An average episode at best. Good idea but dull conclusion.

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