Saturday Morning Trek 5: Canon Fodder / by Trek fm


Running Time: 52 minutes 43 seconds
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Sarek, Amanda, Vulcan, sehlats, The Guardian of Forever, taunting Vulcan children. This famous episode of TAS has it all, and stretches back to TOS with ramifications that affect the future and even alternate timelines.

In this episode of Saturday Morning Trek, hosts Aaron Harvey and Darren Moser are joined by Melodic Trek's Brandon-Shea Mutala to discuss the quintessential TAS episode "Yesteryear," in which Spock must travel back in time to his childhood to keep his younger self from dying. In the process, he sets into motion a chain of events that lead to his being replaced on the Enterprise by an Andorian—and giving future writers numerous gems to work with in the process.

We also discuss the recording sessions, the fan-inspired sehlat design, the consequences of time travel, and the the many, many ways this episode cements The Animated Series as Star Trek canon. So after you've watched "The Door to Winter" from Season Six of Enterprise, join us as we explore Spock's childhood and the dawn of the Orion civilization.


Mego Commercial (00:04:34)
Episode Synopsis (00:05:05)
Airdates & Production Order (00:07:49)
Dorothy Fontana (00:09:27)
Guest Voices and Recording Sessions (00:10:21)
Episode Reaction (00:14:35)
Sehlat Design (00:30:11)
Star Trek Canon (00:31:36)
TAS Tech (00:35:40)
Listener Challenge (00:37:53)
Bloopers (00:40:47)
Mego Commercial (00:44:02)
Lessons Learned (00:44:34)


Aaron Harvey and Darren Moser


Brandon-Shea Mutala


Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)