Star Trek: The Trouble With Time

Star Trek: The Trouble With Time

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Star Trek: The Trouble With Time
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Three classic episodes, one new three parter!
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Original Release Date:
1966
Original Running Time:
150
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Fanedit Running Time:
150
Time Cut:
10
Time Added:
10
Brief Synopsis:
This edit combines together the stories ‘The Naked Time’, ‘Tomorrow is Yesterday’ and ‘Assignment: Earth’ into a three-weekly story arc, with each episode leading into the next, with the premise that the Enterprise is stuck in time, or is at odds with time.
Intention:
Originally conceived as a two-parter back during the first season of Star Trek, this edit finally brings together the two episodes 'The Naked Time' and 'Tomorrow is Yesterday'. This edit now concludes 'The Naked Time’ with a cliffhanger leading directly into ‘Tomorrow is Yesterday’, and the crew becomes trapped in orbit of 1960s Earth, after using an untested formula to escape destruction from the planet Psi 2000. Initially, I decided to keep the edit as a two-parter, but I then decided to attempt to bridge the end of ‘Tomorrow is Yesterday’ somehow with ‘Assignment: Earth’, the only other 1960s Earth-set episode of the original series. The finished edit actually turns out rather plausible, with the Enterprise intercepting Gary Seven’s transporter beam after having dropped off two unfortunate passengers from the previous episode. Sure, Chekhov is in the latter episode, but not the former two, but 400 crewmen are rather a lot to man a starship!
Other Sources:
Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection
Star Trek: Sound Effects
Release Information
  • AVI/MKV
  • MP4/M4V/MOV
Cuts and Additions:
A summary of the most prominent cuts/alterations is as follows:

‘The Naked Time’

All in-episode credits have been re-created and are now placed after the opening credits.

The end bridge sequence has been re-edited to avoid Kirk's uniform being ripped open, using clips from 'This Side of Paradise', 'The Changeling', 'Spock's Brain', 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield' 'The Lights of Zetar', and 'Turnabout Intruder'.

The closing moments have been cut; instead the ship violently rocks, courtesy of footage from ‘The Changeling’ and ‘Balance of Terror’.

Several music additions and alterations.

This edit removes a nitpick - removing Act II's Captain’s Log and replacing it with new music. In the original episode Kirk refers to a "new and unusual disease" being unknowingly brought aboard...if it is unknown to the crew, Kirk should not mention said disease in his log!

'Tomorrow is Yesterday’

All in-episode credits have been re-created and are now placed after the opening credits.

The first Captain’s Log and subsequent references to the ‘black star’, including Kirk’s orders to Uhura during the opening scene.

Kirk and Christopher walking through a corridor after the latter has beamed aboard, with Christopher subsequently surprised at a woman being on board. This was purely a cut of personal taste.

All references to the female computer voice. Whilst cute, these moments could potentially create continuity problems in that the computer’s unusual behaviour isn’t referenced in either bookend episode.

An adjustment has been made to the comic moment when Capt. Christopher is intrigued by Spock’s ears; the new music frames the scene in a slightly more poignant tone.

A panning shot revealing McCoy on the bridge as the ship leaves Earth’s orbit, replaced by reaction shots of Kirk and Spock ('By Any Other Name'). This was to avoid any possible continuity problems.

The closing moments of the episode.

Several music additions and alterations, including the removal of several Captain’s Logs.

‘Assignment: Earth’

All in-episode credits have been re-created and are now placed after the opening credits.

The opening Captain’s Log.

Seven and Isis attacking the crew in the transporter room, and Seven being knocked out. Kirk’s following Log has thus been modified to account for its removal.

Several music additions and alterations, including the removal of several Captain’s Logs.

The ending has been modified, so that the Enterprise once again orbits and breaks from the sun to travel forward in time, this time successfully returning to it’s own time.

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.4
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10.0  (1)
Visual Editing 
 
8.0  (1)
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8.0  (1)
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9.0  (1)
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10.0  (1)
Overall rating 
 
9.4
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

I have many joys for hobbies, two of them begin with a "T", Time Travel and Trek. Here, we get three specially edited episodes from editor The Warlord interconnecting several missions the Enterprise crew find themselves on as they find themselves dealing with temporal problems. The connective tissue is expertly handled, with the stories truly feeling like they come one after the other. The climax with the Enterprise sling-shots back to the present is a little clunky, but holds together.

I can't help but feel this could have been best served as a two parter rather than a trilogy, "The Naked Time" does not deal outright with the premise of being trapped in the past, instead it deals with a virus that causes our character to behave erratically. Perhaps it would have been more adventurous to have had the virus break out after the Enterprise had travelled back through time, and for it to have been a sub plot while other things were going on...it certaingly would have spiced up the third instalment, which is mostly a backdoor pilot for another character.

These edits were made in 2014, but are of a high quality standard. There is a few times the audio can be a little rough and spring out at you unexpectedly, and there are moments where the mix of scenes are accompanied only by straight music and no other sound FX, but perhaps that could not be helped.

As a Trekkie, and a time travel fan, I very much enjoyed what I could, the second episode is the strongest example of how well this concept works.

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