March 14, 1969
"All Our Yesterdays"
It was a heart-tugging and poignant third season episode. And only the second time we would see Mr. Spock fall in love. The fans would likely love it. But what did NBC have to say? Donald Bays, speaking for the network, wrote Fred Freibeger:
And then they cancelled the series.
Mariette Hartley said, “Trekkers love Zarabeth. I think, because they love Spock. She was really classically drawn, a lost soul who was desperate, and there was a passion about her.... There was something mysterious and kind of wonderful with Spock finally, obviously, falling in love.... Beautiful love story, very well-written, very well-directed....
It was a fabulous show.”
Director Marvin Chomsky said, “The third one I directed -- the one in the library -- I loved that show. A wonderful cast; a marvelous concept.”
“I love that episode,” Producer Fred Freiberger said. “One of my favorites.”
Read all about the writing and making of “All Our Yesterdays,” and about every episode of Star Trek third season in These Are the Voyages, TOS [The Original Series]: Season Three.
* While some of the images in the excepts are shown in color, all images in the book are in black and white.