Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)

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The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

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 Captain James T. Kirk / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Mr. Spock / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Dr. McCoy (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
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This animated series continues the adventures of the USS Enterprise, taking advantage of the visual freedom of animation to present stories with more alien elements. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Gene Roddenberry decided that this animated series was not "canon" (as the live-action series movies are) because he did the show for the money, and he wouldn't have let the writers do some of things they did if he knew Star Trek would return in live-action. Some of the writers of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), however, strongly disagree with Roddenberry's opinion in this matter, and in Drawn to the Final Frontier (2006) they state that they regard this series as a legitimate continuation of Star Trek (1966) The Original Series. They point out, in those interviews, how they incorporated Trek Universe details from Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) The Animated Series into the Enterprise prequel. See more »

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Director Hal Sutherland was color blind and could not tell the difference between light gray and pink. In some episodes, uniforms and spacecraft which were supposed to be light gray are colored pink. See more »

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Toon Trek
11 May 2004 | by (Xanadu) – See all my reviews

Trek returns as a cartoon, a medium befitting William Shatner's acting.

This was the first attempt at reviving Trek, and for the most part, it was pretty good. It's animation, so it's limiting. It's Filmation, so it's even more limiting. Filmation was a little more low-end than their rivals at Hanna-Barbera. Stock footage was constant in their productions and the voice work was usually of lower quality. Not this time, though. The original cast, minus Walter Koenig, provided their own voices, while Nichelle Nichols and James Doohan got to play other roles. The use of animation allowed the creation of better aliens and for situations that were impossible to film with live actors or effects (or just too expensive to film). Unfortunately, it also lent the show a certain stiffness.

The stories were quite good and featured writing from several Trek veterans and even a script from actor Walter Koenig. We finally got to see Orion pirates and see Spock as a child. There were even sequels to old episodes, like the Trouble with Tribbles and City on the Edge of Forever.

All in all, the series was a fine addition to the Star Trek world and stood out on Saturday Morning. It tended to skew more to an older audience, but it kept the youngsters entertained.


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