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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 Sulu / ... (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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8 September 1973 (USA)  »

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Star Trek: TAS  »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Filmation rotoscoped three live action USS Enterprise shots from the original Star Trek (1966) show to use as stock animation. The shots rotoscoped were the ones where the Enterprise is coming toward camera in orbit (used in most of the original shows), the shot where the camera zooms in on the top of the Enterprise (where the bridge is) seen in full on Star Trek: The Cage (1986) and a shot of the Enterprise zooming toward camera which also came from "The Cage" and was used rarely as stock footage. 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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Followed by Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) See more »

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The forgotten series
16 March 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

In between the time of the original Star Trek series' cancellation by NBC and Star Trek: The Motion Picture's release date, Star Trek was growing in popular at a fast pace. One can assume the purpose of this show's existence was to cash in on Star Trek's popularity. Well maybe that's why NBC ran it, but the people behind appreciated the Original Series and it showed. This series had some interesting stories, but suffered a major setback from day one. Being animated and aimed at little children, this series wasn't able to do the kind of stories the Original Series and the following series were able to. The show was not cheaply done. Animation was excellent, with all the characters looking like the actors themselves. The series probably could have succeeded in prime time. Catch the reruns where ever you can.


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