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  • 9.0

    Spock must return to the past to save himself as a child.

    By Celedorian, Jan 23, 2011

    This is easily the best episode of the animated series and sometimes even makes those lists in magazines and websites of the top Star Trek episodes of all time. And why not? "Yesteryear" ties directly into three episodes of the best episodes of original series ("The City of on the Edge of Forever", "Amok Time", and "Journey to Babel",) guest stars Mark Lenard, who reprises his role as Spock's father, and is the only Star Trek episode to deal with an issue that anyone who has ever owned a pet cares greatly about. The episode, written by D.C. Fontana, has great pacing and dialogue and features some excellent voice acting by Leonard Nimoy.moreless

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  • 10

    Arriving from the past, Spock realizes he doesn't exist in the future. He then returns to his youth to prevent his untimely death.

    By GameraTrekkie, Jan 05, 2011

    Automatically, I knew this episode would be great when I discovered it was written by DC Fontana, arguably the best of all of the Trek writers. I thought right. We really do get a good look into Spock's past and the sad story about his pet sehlat. For those who know, the worst part of the episode is the battle with the Le-Matya. The Le-Matya's roar was Godzilla's roar. It's not that it was similar, it was the same exact roar. But, that is not a big deal compared to the genuinely fantastic story. This is the episode that Gene Roddenberry liked the most out of all of them, and it really is a great episode.moreless

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  • 9.5

    Spock travels into his own past.

    By Rattrap007, Jan 05, 2011

    A fantastic episode that really shows off good plots that Star Trek could come up with. Nimoy does a fantastic job as always.

    If I had to find a problem with the episode it is a few minor nit picks. The creature that attacks little Spock uses Godzilla's exact roar. Guess it was on hand from the other animated series the studio was making.

    The other is little Spock's voice actor. It is obvious he is been fed the lines a few words at a time. The words come out in an unsmooth manner. It is a minor problem, but it show that they used an actual kid for the role.moreless

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  • 10

    Yesteryear is a highly enjoyable and significant episode of Trek history with brilliant character development, story-telling and animation.

    By amazingwebhead, Jun 24, 2006

    Yesteryear starts off rather abruptly on a planet capable of letting users pass through time with the help of a vortex-like being. As Spock & Kirk return from a trip into the past, it is established that the future has been changed and Spock is no longer remembered by any of the crew.

    Performances for this episode from the regular actors remain top-notch with Nimoy proving to be more than capable of playing the leading role in the animated series. There are some minor problems with the performances here and there, but luckily nothing too distracting.

    The story is as fascinating and well written as it is important to the history of Spock and his species. Even though we hardly get a good view upon the Spock’s city, what we do see is fantastically animated and represented on-screen, especially for 1973.

    Overall, Yesteryear is a highly enjoyable and significant episode of Trek history with brilliant character development, story-telling and animation. If you see one anmated episode of Trek, it should probably be this.


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