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"Star Trek: The Animated Series" (1973) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1973-1975

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Writer:
Gene Roddenberry (created by)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
8 September 1973 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Lost classic See more (30 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 10)

William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk (22 episodes, 1973-1974)

Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1974)

DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy (22 episodes, 1973-1974)

George Takei ... Sulu / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1974)

Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1974)

James Doohan ... Scott / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1974)

Majel Barrett ... Nurse Chapel / ... (21 episodes, 1973-1975)
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Series Directed by
Hal Sutherland (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bill Reed (6 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
David Gerrold (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Len Janson (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Stephen Kandel (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Chuck Menville (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Margaret Armen (2 episodes, 1973)

Series Produced by
D.C. Fontana .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Norm Prescott .... producer (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lou Scheimer .... producer (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Ray Ellis (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Norm Prescott (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Christensen (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Production Management
Rock Benedetto .... general manager (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Art Department
Paul Fennell .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Dale Hale .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mike Hazy .... key art assistant (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bill House .... key art assistant (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Dawn Huntley .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Sherman Labby .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jack Miller .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Michael O'Connor .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Louise Sandoval .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ken Southworth .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Reuben Timmins .... special effects animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Aardal .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Earl Benedetto .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Thane Berti .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Don Dinehart .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Gene Gropper .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bill Kotler .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Joe A. Ponticelle .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
R.W. Pope .... camera supervisor (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Dean G. Teves .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
F.T. Ziegler .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Animation Department
Maria Bennett .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Bentley .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Betty Brooks .... xerography and paint supervisor (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Janet Brown .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jim Brummett .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Tom Burton .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bob Carlson .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Rudy Cataldi .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lorna Cook .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jesse Cosio .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Zeon Davush .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Alberto De Mello .... key layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lillian Evans .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Paul Fennell .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Otto Feuer .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ed Friedman .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
George Goode .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Boris Gorelick .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fred Grable .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Dick Hall .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lee Halpern .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Laverne Harding .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Maurice Harvey .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Herb Hazelton .... key layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Wes Herschensohn .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
George Jenson .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lou Kachivas .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Les Kaluza .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ervin L. Kaplan .... color director (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Glen Keane .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Pat Keppler .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bob Kline .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
James Koukos .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Marsh Lamore .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Chris Lane .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ken Leonard .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Carol Lundberg .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Warren Marshall .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Larry Miller .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Martin Muller .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fred Myers .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jane Nordin .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bill Nunes .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Joe Nunez .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Tom O'Loughlin .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Rolando Oliva .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Casey Onaitis .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jack Ozark .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Curt Perkins .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Perry .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Don Peters .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jane Philippi .... checking supervisor (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bill Pratt .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Virgil Raddatz .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Remmel .... xerography and paint supervisor (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Len Rogers .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Virgil Ross .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Sonja Ruta .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Don Schloat .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Karen Shaffner .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ben Shenkman .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Larry Silverman .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Brad Smith .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Hank Smith .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Reuben Timmins .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bob Trochim .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Marion Turk .... checking supervisor (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Cliff Voorhees .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
George Waiss .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Wendell Washer .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Malcolm Weizer .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ron Westlund .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
George Wheeler .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jim Willoughby .... layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Kaem Wong .... animator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Kay Wright .... key layout artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Paul Xander .... background artist (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Editorial Department
Doreen A. Dixon .... editorial supervisor (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Joseph Simon .... editorial supervisor (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Other crew
D.C. Fontana .... story editor (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
June Gilham .... film coordinator (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Gene Roddenberry .... executive consultant (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Star Trek: TAS" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
"Star Trek: The Animated Adventures" - USA (alternative title)
"Star Trek: The Animated Series-The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek" - USA (DVD box title)
"The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
30 min (22 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Because this animated series was deemed to be aimed at children, many of the darker elements in the scripts had to be excised, to the chagrin of Gene Roddenberry and other writers. This led to the "Star Trek lite" accusations against this series by disappointed fans of the live "Star Trek" (1966).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Uhura's insignia is mistakenly the Life Sciences globe. It should be the geometric emblem of Ship's Services.See more »
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34 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Lost classic, 17 February 2005
Author: George Mussman (GEM-20) from Washington State

Many fans have looked negatively on this series. That is too bad, and they do not give it the attention and credit it fully deserves. Sure there is an episode or two that was simply okay, but overall, I enjoyed all of it.

Gene Roddenberry, the creator of "Star Trek", was paid money for this series. He said that it was not part of "official" Star Trek. I think that is ridiculous, since he had the final approval of all of the scripts, and there were some great ones.

If anyone faulted the animation of this show, it must be remembered of what the state of animated films was in 1973. Even Disney had cut back considerably by that time; look at Disney's "Robin Hood" to see what I mean.

Because "Star Trek - The Animated Series" had a limited budget, there was not enough money to bring back Walter Koenig to play Chekov. But the show is a fine example of how "Trek" could work in animation.

And that is its finest accomplishment of all.

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