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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:
It may have been forgotten,but the animated was great!!! 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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Trivia:
Though many do not consider this cartoon to be part of the "official Trek continuity", this series featured episodes that were direct sequels to popular live-action "Star Trek" (1966) episodes. The titular rogue from "Star Trek: Mudd's Women (#1.6)" (1966) and "Star Trek: I, Mudd (#2.8)" (1967) made his third appearance in "Star Trek: The Animated Series: Mudd's Passion (#1.10)" (1973). The setting of "Star Trek: Shore Leave (#1.15)" (1966) was revisited in "Star Trek: The Animated Series: Once Upon a Planet (#1.9)" (1973). "Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (#2.15)" (1967) was followed up in "Star Trek: The Animated Series: More Tribbles, More Troubles (#1.5)" (1973), which was based on a rejected script from The Original Series' third season. (TOS also intended to make a third Mudd adventure.) This tradition of revisiting previous episodes inspired the film series to make Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) as a follow-up to "Star Trek: Space Seed (#1.22)" (1967), and cameo appearances by Tribbles in numerous Trek films and television series. Another unused TOS idea, that Captain James Kirk's middle name is Tiberius, was used in "Star Trek: The Animated Series: Bem (#2.2)" (1974) and later confirmed in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
It may have been forgotten,but the animated was great!!!, 6 August 2000
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

After the cancellation of the original Star Trek TV series in 1969,network executives over at NBC came up with one of the most innovative and one of the best 'Star Trek' series ever. Even though it ran on Saturday Mornings,and was aimed directly at children,the series wasn't able to do what it precessdor would have in the original,but it had a whole lot more going than it expected being the first ever to have its own cartoon show,but also have the same cast from the original show to do the voiceovers. The animated was excellent throughout,and since it had interesting stories that went along with it,the show won several awards including two Peabody Awards during its two year run on the NBC network(from 1973-1975).

If you do catch some of episodes there are some good ones out on video that are worth seeing,including the part where Lieutenant Uhura commands the ship when Captain Kirk and Mister Spock faced great danger on a hostile planet. It may have been forgotten,but it still holds up to this day and as one of the best animated science-fiction shows ever devised for Saturday Mornings. Re-runs are out there somewhere.

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