Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: “The Counter-Clock Incident”


We meet the first Enterprise captain, the crew is reverted to childhood, and your humble rewatcher bangs his head against the wall. The TOS Rewatch ends the animated series with quite the whimper as we do “The Counter-Clock Incident.”

An excerpt:

The episode isn’t entirely without merit. It’s fun to meet the Aprils, and I especially like that both of them are pioneers. Robert April was the first captain of the Enterprise, and Sarah April was his chief medical officer. Of course, this is still Gene Roddenberry’s original Star Trek, so every bit of progress involving women comes with an asterisk, in this case, everyone referring to Sarah April, not by her rank or her title, as is proper for someone who was the chief medical officer of a starship, but as “Mrs. April,” because obviously the fact that she’s a wife is way more important than showing her rank and position the same respect that everyone else on the ship gets.

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