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The Holiest Thing - wurde im Januar 2016 veröffentlicht.

Es war ursprünglich geplant, diese Folge zum Valentinstag, den 14. Februar 2014 zu veröffentlichen. Wir hatten alles für solch einen VÖ-Termin vorbereitet aber unser ausführender Produzent, Mr. James Cawley hatte die Veröffentlichung in letzter Minute abgesagt.  Er war mit der technischen Qualität der Folge unzufrieden und wollte dies geändert haben. Was nur als kleine Verzögerung gedacht war wurde dann fast zwei Jahre. Der Videoschnitt war ursprünglich mit mangelhaften Masters vorgenommen worden und diese zu verbessern erwies sich als schwieriger, als alles neu zu machen. Es wurde entschieden, sich mehr auf die Story zu konzentrieren und einige Szenen zu ersetzen, was zu einer viel besseren Story führte. Was als gewöhnliche TOS-Story begann, wurde jetzt zu einer unserer besten - eine Geschichte auf die  wir alle sehr stolz sind. 

Die Bildqualität wurde verbessert und der Ton ist nun in drei verschiedenen Versionen verfügbar:
  • Stereo - für die Verwendung von Lautsprechern. Ideal zum schauen auf eurem TV oder am PC mit Lautsprechern.

  • Spatial Stereo - 8.1 Spatial Surround Sound zum schauen der Folge unter Verwendung normaler Stereo-Kopfhörer. Das gibt einem das Gefühl, echt vor Ort zu sein - ein faszinierendes Hörerlebnis. Funktioniert nicht so gut für Lautsprecher oder Geräusch-Reduzierende Kopfhörer.
  • 5.1 Surround sound - wenn ihr dies mit einem 5.1 Surround Sound-System schaut, ist dies die ideale Version für euch.

Die Folge beginnt mit einer neuen Szene in der ein älterer Scotty (Carl Sheldon), wie wir ihn zuletzt in der TNG Folge "Besuch von der alten Enterprise" kennen, sein Shuttle steuert, das ihm von Jean-Luc Picard geliehen worden war. Er beginnt einer jungen Kadettin davon zu erzählen, was bei seinem früheren Besuch auf dem Planeten "Lappa III" vorgefallen war.


Dies ist Captain James T. Kirks (Brian Gross) erste Begegnung mit der charismatischen Wissenschaftlerin Doktor Carol Marcus (Jacy King), die sich aufs Terraformieren spezialisiert hat. Carol ist die Frau, die eines Tages Kirks Son David zur Welt bringen wird und ebenso Kirks Herz brechen wird. Doktor Marcus führt ein Terraforming Projekt auf Lappa III das fürchterlich schief geht und den Planeten verwüstet. War es ihre Schuld? Oder steckt ein mysteriöser Schwarzmarkt dahinter? Kirk und die Crew der USS Enterprise stellen Ermittlungen an.

The Holiest Thing und der Star Trek Canon


Star Trek New Voyages veröffentlichte "The Holiest Thing"  im Januar 2016 und zahlreiche Fans wiesen auf den scheinbaren Bruch der Kontinuität hin, in Bezug auf David Marcus` Alter, der im Verlauf dieser Handlung gezeugt wird. In diesem Artikel beleuchten wir dieses Thema genau und liefern eine Erklärung, warum wir glauben, unsere Folge ist nicht nur korrekt, sondern bietet auch eine glaubwürdigere Erklärung als eine schnelllebige Affäre zwischen Kirk und Marcus auf der Akademie. Wir gehen auch auf das Auftauchen einer ganz bestimmten Alienrasse in dieser Folge ein.



SPOILER ALERT! Wenn ihr diese Folge noch nicht gesehen habt, tut dies, bevor ihr diesen Artikel lest.

 


What is Star Trek Canon?

Star Trek canon is defined as events that happened and shown on screen in any official CBS/Paramount Star Trek production. Unfortunately, even official productions sometimes get it wrong, as we will point out here. While various websites try to extrapolate when things happen from statements made in other productions, we will keep to what was actually said on screen.



Did James T. Kirk and Carol Marcus meet while at the academy?

It is commonly thought that James T. Kirk and Carol Marcus met in the academy years and that led to David’s birth in 2261. However, when we look at what was actually said in the movie, nothing about such a meeting at the academy was ever mentioned. Even David’s birth year is only assumed to be 2261, based on David’s apparent age in the movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” If you watch the movie closely, none of these points are mentioned or referenced. Not a word is mentioned about their assumed liaison being in the academy, not even David’s age is mentioned.


Some people reference Gary Mitchell who said in the episode "Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before:” 




Lt. Mitchell: Hey, man, I remember you back at the Academy; a stack of books with legs! The only thing I ever heard from an upperclassman was, "Watch out for Lt. Kirk! In his class, you either think, or sink!"

Capt. Kirk: I wasn't THAT bad, was I?

Lt. Mitchell: If I hadn't aimed that little blond technician at you...

Capt. Kirk: You what? You... you PLANNED that?

Lt. Mitchell: Well, you wanted me to think, didn't you? I outlined her whole campaign for her!

Capt. Kirk: I almost MARRIED her!


While many take this reference to be referring to Carol Marcus, there is nothing to confirm this and there are at least two other candidates: Janet Wallace and Ruth. In fact it is Janet who is the best candidate as she was Kirk’s partner for a year at the academy (Turnabout Intruder). Gary could also be referring to some other woman never shown on-screen. Additionally, Carol Marcus was a research scientist and would have been studying in university, not training to be a crew member at Star Fleet Academy. In conclusion, there is no canon confirmation that Jim and Carol even knew each other during the academy years or that David was born in 2261. While his birth year is assumed to be 2261, we have a different answer.



In which year does “The Holiest Thing” take place?

The episode has a stardate of 7713.6 which translates to around 2270-2274 on Earth. However, TOS stardates are unreliable and according to the writers guide:

We invented "Stardate" to avoid continually mentioning Star Trek's century (actually, about two hundred years from now), and getting into arguments about whether this or that would have developed by then. Pick any combination of four numbers plus a percentage point, use it as your story's stardate. For example, 1313.5 is twelve o'clock noon of one day and 1314.5 would be noon of the next day. Each percentage point (sic) is roughly equivalent to one-tenth of one day. The progression of stardates in your script should remain constant but don't worry about whether or not there is a progression from other scripts. Stardates are a mathematical formula which varies depending on location in the galaxy, velocity of travel, and other factors, can vary widely from episode to episode.


The last episode of season 3 (Turnabout Intruder) takes place in 2269, so for the sake of argument, let us assume that our season 4 episode “The Holiest Thing” takes place in 2270.

 

 

What do we learn about Carol and David from the movies?
If you carefully watch the movies Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), there are several reference points we can use:

  • In Kirk’s apartment on Earth, McCoy visits him on his birthday and gives him a bottle of Romulan Ale of vintage 2283 with the comment: "It takes a while to ferment." This means the story must take place after 2283 and most people consider the film to take place in 2285 – even though this is NOT actually stated in the movie. Based purely on this reference, the film could take place later than 2285.

  • When Khan is found on Ceti Alpha V, he mentions being marooned there for 15 years. In the episode “Space Seed,” where we originally met Khan, we are told his ship left Earth in 1996 and they were found 271 years later, which gives us the year 2267. Add 15 years to that and you have 2282 which is still 3 years too early for the movie. However, years could be longer on Ceti Alpha V than on Earth to explain this.

  • Some fans have questioned if Kirk knew about David before he met him. This is easy to explain as when Kirk first meets David in the Genesis Cave, this is what was said:
    Kirk: Where's Dr. Marcus
    David: I'm Dr. Marcus
    Carol: Jim!
    Kirk: Is that David?

  • We learn that although Jim definitely knew about David, David knew very little about Kirk who had stayed away on Carol’s request. This agrees with the end of “The Holiest Thing” where Carol tells Jim she is going to have his son and he should leave them alone.

  • When Kirk gets his first glimpse of the Genesis Cave, the following was said:
    Kirk: You did all this in a day?
    Carol: The matrix formed in a day. The life forms grew later at a substantially accelerated rate.

 

Our Explanation of David’s age:

If you assume that David is conceived in 2270 during “The Holiest Thing”, he would only be 14 at the time he reappears in the movie, yet he obviously appears to be at least 10 years older, so how can we possibly explain this?

 

Our answer is based on what we learn from the movie itself. It is well established that the Genesis device can make life forms, including Spock, grow at a substantially accelerated rate. As Carol and David have been working continuously on developing the Genesis device, it becomes obvious that the continued exposure to the Genesis-effect has also caused David to grow at a faster rate than normal, an unavoidable side-effect of using proto-matter with this technology. This could have been a gradual process or a freak accident, either way it is perfectly logical for this device to have aged him at a faster rate so that he appears to be 10 or more years older in the movie. This can also explain why Kirk was so surprised, when he first met David in the movie, as he would normally expect him to look much younger. Obviously, this premature aging will not have gone unnoticed. As Genesis was a top secret research project, David’s birth year was therefore officially “adjusted” back to the year 2261 by the authorities, in order to better match his physical appearance. We feel this answers all the canon issues regarding when Carol actually met Kirk making our story closer to canon than what has previously been believed.




Why are the Ferengi seen in this episode, when first contact was in TNG: The Last Outpost

 

First contact was actually in 1947 (DS9: Little Green Men). The Ferengi were also seen in Enterprise: Acquisition about 2151. Very little is known about the Ferengi in this time period. They have been talked about in many episodes, they do not appear in, e.g. TNG: Encounter at Farpoint. Then there was the Battle of Maxia in 2355. It is clear that the Ferengi do not only exist when they are actually seen. Additionally, the catastrophe we see here at Lappa III was an embarrassment for the Federation so the files on the case would have been highly classified. That explains why Picard does not know about this encounter when he meets them 85 years later, and assumes that his meeting with them was the first contact. In fact, his first contact was actually at the Battle of Maxia.


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