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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 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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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 »

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Nurse Chapel's chest insignia is the standard oval-within-a-circle symbol for the Sciences division. However, in the original series, her uniform was unique in that she wore a red cross in place of that symbol. See more »

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A brilliant series lost in time
19 March 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is like some lost series of Star Trek.

Carrying on from the fourth year of their five year mission this is 22 more episodes with Kirk and crew. Some episodes serve as excellent sequels to original episodes, others are absolute gems of creativity in their own right.

There is a real passion behind this series. Everything from the creative writing to the efforts put in by James Doohan doing several voices at once really gives this show it's charm.

Officially it's not part of the Star Trek time-line but that aside it does have key Star Trek elements shown for the first time.

Much like how we appreciate The Original Series today with its low-grade effects (by todays standards) - you can appreciate it for its creative value, effort and shear brilliance.


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