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Title -------------------- All Our Yesterdays
Writer ----------------
Jean Lissette Aroeste
Director ------------------- Marvin Chomsky
Original Air Date ------------ March 14, 1969
Order of Filming ----------------------- 78th
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 78th
Filmed ----------------- Late December 1968


Captain James T. Kirk -------- William Shatner
Lieutenant Cmdr. Spock ------ Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy -- DeForest Kelley
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott -- James Doohan


Mr. Atoz -------------------------- Ian Wolfe
Zarabeth ------------------- Mariette Hartley
Woman ------------------------- Anna Karen
Constable ------------------- Johnny Haymer
Prosecuter ------------------ Kermit Murdock
Jailer -------------------------- Stan Barrett
Fop #1 --------------------------- Ed Bakey
Fop #2 -------------------------- Al Cavens


"All Our Yesterdays"

"And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.  Out, out brief candle!"
--William Shakespeare, Macbeth


A Handful of Dust


France ---------------------------- The Past
Germany ---------------- Portal into the Past
Italy ---------------------- A Dive in the Past
Japan ------------------- Time Machine Crisis
Spain ----------------------- Our Whole Past


The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise investigate the planet Sarpeidon whose sun is soon to go nova. Upon beaming to the surface, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy discover the inhabitants gone and a library containing the planet's accumulated knowledge.

Kirk, Spock and McCoy are surprised to find a lone inhabitant on the surface, Mr. Atoz, the librarian, who mistakes them for citizens of Sarpeidon. Mr. Atoz has been transferring people into the planet's past using a machine called the "atavachron." While investigating this unique technology, Kirk leaps to rescue a woman he hears screaming and ends transported to a period fraught with superstitions and witchcraft. Attempting to follow Kirk, Spock and McCoy enter the atavachron's portal to find themselves in a different time - Sarpeidon's ice age.

McCoy, who is close to freezing to death, and Spock are rescued by a beautiful woman, Zarabeth. While close to the portals they entered from, Kirk, Spock and McCoy can communicate with each other but little more. However, this is enough to get Kirk arrested for practicing witchcraft.

Spock increasingly finds himself attracted to Zarabeth, and disturbingly more emotional and irrational, and even goes against Vulcan custom by eating meat. McCoy convinces Spock that this time in Sarpeidon's past is linked to Vulcan's primitive past and that they must return to their own time. Zarabeth insists they cannot return to the present without dying.

In jail, Kirk is befriended by a lawyer, another traveler of Sarpeidon's present, who helps him escape to find the portal, and return to the library.

Zarabeth helps McCoy and Spock to the place where she found them. By following the sound of Kirk's voice, they find their portal and leap back into the library. Mr. Atoz leaps to his own designated past and the Enterprise, with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy safely aboard, warps from orbit just as the sun explodes.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 25

(1) Library ------------------- 8.95 KB
Mr. Atoz

Just in case you didn't know:
Mr. Atoz is a librarian and his last name
is spelled A T O Z which is "A to Z."
Get it?  Pretty cool eh.

(2) Late --------------------- 35.8 KB
Mr. Atoz - Captain Kirk

(3) Yes ---------------------- 7.43 KB
Mr. Atoz

(4) Escape ------------------ 6.66 KB
Mr. Atoz

(5) Machine ----------------- 6.66 KB
Mr. Spock

(6) Thanky ------------------ 15.3 KB

Even though she has several lines of dialogue,
she wasn't given a name.  She's listed in the
credits as "Woman."

(7) Handsome ---------------- 36.3 KB
Woman - Captain Kirk

She's almost speaking a foreign language!

(8) Door --------------------- 19.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Woman

(9) Cold --------------------- 21.1 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

Here's something I've wondered about:

The viewer Kirk was looking at was probably the one
hooked into the Atavacron (it was at a table separate
from the others and closest to the portal) so Spock
and McCoy should have been sent to the same point
in time as Kirk.  I find it hard to believe the viewer
that McCoy was looking at would have been tied
into the Atavacron as it was down one of the aisles.
They can't ALL be tied into the portal.

I know, I know, it's just a TV show and without that
happening there would have been no story.

Just thought I'd let you know I notice things like that.
I'm a stickler for details.

(10) Fool -------------------- 47.2 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(11) Witch ------------------- 36.3 KB
Woman - Constable

(12) Burn -------------------- 21.1 KB

Wow, she sure changed her tune.
First she's nice to Kirk, now she's being a . . . witch!

(13) Portal ------------------- 14.5 KB

(14) Trapped ---------------- 11.7 KB
Mr. Spock

(15) Delinquent -------------- 35.6 KB
Dr. McCoy - Zarabeth

(16) Progress ---------------- 34.8 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(17) Past -------------------- 32.0 KB
Mr. Spock

(18) Vulcan ------------------ 23.4 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(19) Alone ------------------- 24.1 KB
Zarabeth - Mr. Spock

(20) Myself ------------------ 6.66 KB
Mr. Spock

That's for sure!

(21) Beautiful ---------------- 15.5 KB
Mr. Spock

Sounds strange coming from Spock.

(22) Dishonest --------------- 12.2 KB
Dr. McCoy

(23) Kill ---------------------- 5.90 KB
Dr. McCoy

(24) Impossible -------------- 50.8 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(25) Dead ------------------- 53.8 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

This is one of the better episodes of the 3rd season.
Of course, it involves time travel so I'm hooked right away!


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