[TAS] Season 1, Episode 2: Yesteryear
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This episode was clearly a large influence for the writers of the first Abrams movie, and rightly so. They do a good job of explaining Vulcans in this episode, and they do a decent job at giving us some insight into Spock’s character.
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It’s the Guardian portal, but it’s explained in kind of a strange way: “We are in orbit around the planet of the time vortex, the focus of all the timelines of our galaxy.” ??
We see Kirk, Spock, and some other guy come back from an observation mission. Oh yeah, and a bird man.
But no one recognizes Spock! The animation in this scene is ridiculous.
Their first officer is a grey Andorian.
They ask this really sad guy to do some research on what happened to Spock in this timeline.
They figure out that Spock died when he was really young.
Spock remembers that event. He was saved by his “cousin” who happened to look exactly how Spock looks now. I guess since they were messing around with time during the period when Spock saved himself, he couldn’t be at the right place to save himself…I’m not sure what’s going on here actually. In the original timeline, how would he even have survived in order to save himself? I can’t think about this anymore.
This Guardian is a lot more helpful than it used to be. It pulls up the exact time and place Spock needs to go.
The other Vulcan children pick on Spock: “Your father brought shame to Vulcan. He married a human”
Line from Star Trek (2009): “He’s a traitor you know? Your father. For marrying her, that Human whore”
Is there something weird going on with Spock’s eyes or have I just been looking at this picture too long?
Spock had a pet saber-toothed bear dog. Also, I guess Vulcan boys all dress like He-Man.
“The time draws near when you will have to decide whether you will follow Vulcan or human philosophy.” Spock has a survival test coming up, and I guess that will decide if Spock has what it takes.
Line from Star Trek (2009): “You are fully capable of deciding your own destiny. The question is, which path will you choose?”
Young Spock and his drunk dog sneak out so that Spock can test his survival skills.
But then they get attacked by a green cat!
Spock comes to the rescue!
Spock teaches his younger self the ways “Vulcans do not lack emotion, it is only that ours is controlled. Logic offers a serenity humans seldom experience in full”
Line from Star Trek (2009): “Emotions run deep within our race. In many ways more deeply than in humans. Logic offers a serenity humans seldom experience.”
Their dog was poisoned.
Young Spock makes the journey to the healer’s house.
The healer can’t save his dog, but this turned out to be a decent test for Spock. Now he’s ready to be a Vulcan.
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