TV SERIES Review: Star Trek: The Animated Series S1E12 – The Time Trap ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Season 1
CBS All Access (Original TV network: NBC)
November 24, 1973
Run Time: 24 minutes

Episode 12 – “The Time Trap”

The Enterprise has entered the Delta Triangle on a survey mission. This is the space equivalent of The Bermuda Triangle. They encounter a Klingon battle cruiser, go shields up and, after being fired upon, return phaser fire. Suddenly, the enemy ship disappears.

What happened to the ship? Another Klingon battle crusier hails and holds the Enterprise responsible. They head where the ship disappeared to investigate … but what do they find?


George Takei who plays Sulu is quite obviously voicing the enemy Klingon captain’s voice. His voice is so signature that him trying to make a different voice is kinda comedic. That thick, low voice, I just kept seeing the Klingon as Sulu, which kind of ruined the tension.

This aside, the idea is kind of cool. A space-like Bermuda Triangle is believable and interesting. Yet another strength of most of these animated series episodes: thought-provoking ideas. If you can get past the low budget animation and just immerse yourself in the stories, you’ll be entertained.

Another reason to watch this episode? Gorn! (you’ll have to watch and see what this means)

Episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 

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