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View Poll Results: Rate "Tomorrow Is Yesterday"
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Old August 22 2014, 01:44 AM   #16
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Re: Episode of the Week : Tomorrow Is Yesterday

Some favorite lines:

Christopher: I never have believed in little green men.
Spock: Neither have I.
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Kirk: All right, Colonel. The truth is, I'm a little green man from Alpha Centauri, a beautiful place, you ought to see it.
Felini: I am going to lock you up for two hundred years.
Kirk: That ought to be just about right.
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Christopher: I never thought I'd make it into space. I was in line to be chosen for the space program, but I didn't qualify.
Kirk: Take a good look around, Captain. You made it here ahead of all of them.
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Old August 22 2014, 04:06 AM   #17
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Re: Episode of the Week : Tomorrow Is Yesterday

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Best opening of any episode of TOS.
At 1 minute 20 seconds, I believe it's the shortest pre-credit teaser of any TOS episode. Nobody wanted viewers to think they'd tuned to the wrong channel, or that Star Trek had been pre-empted by some sort of military program!

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If only they hadn't added the female computer personality, that part is just embarassing.
Even back in 1967, that "seductive" computer voice made me cringe. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
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Old August 22 2014, 02:32 PM   #18
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I just wonder how it would have been if this could have stayed a 2 parter from Naked Time. I don't think it hurt either episode, but the incidence of being thrown backwards in time started to get used more and more, especially later on. But then with time warping engines that may just be a hazzard.
Bob Justman, who came up with the story outline for this classic show, was asked whether it was connected in any way to "Naked Time", and he was emphatic that it wasn't. He pointed out that it would have been too dangerous to try a two parter given that the episodes were barely making their airdates due to delays in the optical effects. You can read Justman's story outline in Inside Star Trek (Solow and Justman), and there is no reference to a two part episode.

On the other hand, Dave Eversole at the brilliant Unseen Elements of TOS website, has unearthed draft called "Naked Time Part 1". So who knows?

Is this Kyle's first appearance? I have to watch it again.
Yes it is. I always enjoyed his appearances.

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If only they hadn't added the female computer personality, that part is just embarassing.
Even back in 1967, that "seductive" computer voice made me cringe. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Justman agreed with you. From one of his memos :

Although the whacked-up Computer Voice is quite amusing by itself, I seriously doubt that it has a value for us in this type of story. The story we are attempting to tell here should be completely credible to our audience. I think, therefore, that this amusing side-play tends to distract from the believability of our tale.
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Old August 23 2014, 12:43 AM   #19
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But why does it vanish and why only at that point?
Hmm. I think we can claim the "first" Enterprise would always vanish at that point, moments after the tractor beam debacle. Thanks to Scotty getting his act together, the starship would simply outfly the interceptor; the moment's confusion from the second Enterprise interfering and disrupting the original beaming process would make Christopher miss the moment the UFO accelerated out of his sight at those typical hundreds of gees and engaged those famous radar-defeating shields of hers.

So, no instantaneous disappearance as such, just the poor pilot failing to properly comprehend what's happening. Not quite "blink and you miss it", but well within the "shake your head and do three double-takes and you miss it" realm. Note that the audience never got to see what happened to the starship at that point the first time around, as the camera followed indoors action only.

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Old August 23 2014, 03:10 AM   #20
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I just watched this episode again tonight. It gets the "Teaser most unlike the actual series it is a part of" award.

Ed Peck, who played Col. Felini in this episode, also played Sheriff ... Kirk in Happy Days.
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Old August 23 2014, 05:02 AM   #21
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I'm way in the minority here, b/c it has always been a "meh" for me. Not bad, but not one I'd choose to watch.
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Old August 23 2014, 10:51 AM   #22
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I guess it's one of those "gimmick" stories, and you either like the gimmick or you don't. There isn't much drama to it all, except the "what to do with your involuntary visitor from the past" bit - and they deliberately gloss over that one. But the gimmick gives the chance to pit Kirk against everyday phenomena (at least by Cold War standards), which probably sounded extremely good to the writers.

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Old August 23 2014, 01:22 PM   #23
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Well, they got to use current day props and locations and stock footage without yet another "Earthlike" planet.
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Old August 23 2014, 02:39 PM   #24
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Great story, great guest stars and a terrific fight scene. I love how Ed Peck plays against Shatner, post-brawl. Some very playful moments; it all adds up to fun.
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Old August 23 2014, 08:18 PM   #25
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But I like the female computer (and how Kirk is embarrassed)!

Scenes like the one where the Sargent is alone with Lieutenant Kyle are missing in seasons 2 and 3.
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Old August 24 2014, 03:26 PM   #26
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Given how they played with time in the last TAS episode (with Robert April) and that certain things would cause one to get younger, and as you got youger you lost knowledge. I take it as what happened to the two locals that were beamed back. They restarted at an earlier point an the time stream made them youngers to that point, so they forgot what happened afterwards.

Enterprise and her crew did disappear though.
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Old August 27 2014, 03:31 PM   #27
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I am in the minority I guess. This was not one of my favorites but no where near my least favorite. Ed Peck though is one of my favorites.
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Old September 16 2014, 05:18 PM   #28
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I just rewatched this one again. Probably have seen it a hundred times, but never before noticed the Colonel actually had a name.
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Old September 16 2014, 05:49 PM   #29
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To me it was an episode that did not live up to it's potential. I like the premise but the end where they beam the guys back into themselves while being way out of transporter range was just weak writing, IMO. The female computer thing bugs me but it was cool seeing the F-104 footage. Still, it could have been so much more. I give it an 8
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Old September 16 2014, 05:53 PM   #30
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Yes, that's my main problem with it as well (the "beam and forget" solution). Even when I was a kid watching it that whole part didn't make any sense. I gave it an 8 as overall it's quite entertaining.
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