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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2   1  
1974   1973  
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 Capt. 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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 Uhura / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Scott / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Nurse Chapel / ... (21 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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

Originally, the series was not going to include George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols due to budget considerations. However, when Leonard Nimoy learned about this, he refused to join the cast unless his friends were included. Rather than lose the most popular cast member, Filmation agreed to sign on Takei and Nichols. While Koenig could not be included because of the budget, he provided the script for Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Infinite Vulcan (1973). See more »

Goofs

Although some of the original sound effects from the original series are used, most are stock animation sounds. Most notably are the tricorders, McCoy's medical scanner and the phasers. The transporter sound used is from the very early episodes of the original series.rather then the high pitched trilling sound that later became standard for the series. Other sounds are missing entirely, such as the intercom whistle and the button tones. See more »

Connections

Followed by Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) 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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