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

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Star Trek: The Animated Series: Season 2: Episode 6 -- The Enterprise tries to save an unidentified ship plunging into a supernova but is dragged into a universe where time runs backwards. Their only hope to return home is a retired first commander of the Enterprise.
Star Trek: The Animated Series: Season 2: Episode 5 -- The Enterprise crew encounters an alien who visited Earth in ancient times and became known as the Mayan god Kukulkan.
Star Trek: The Animated Series: Season 2: Episode 4 -- Dr. McCoy is arrested and held responsible for causing a plague that ravaged the planet Dramia Two, where he performed a mass-inoculation 19 years earlier.
Star Trek: The Animated Series: Season 2: Episode 3 -- After passing through an unusual cloud, the Enterprise computer develops a playful--and potentially lethal--personality.
Star Trek: The Animated Series: Season 2: Episode 2 -- On a planetary survey mission, Kirk and Spock have to deal with a reckless observer named Bem.

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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 »
NewsDesk:
(18 articles)
Leonard Nimoy Dies Age 83
 (From The Hollywood News. 27 February 2015, 11:49 AM, PST)

Leonard Nimoy Has Passed Away
 (From DailyDead. 27 February 2015, 10:26 AM, PST)

Leonard Nimoy Dies Age 83
 (From Obsessed with Film. 27 February 2015, 9:36 AM, PST)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 9)

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:
The first recording session for the series took place at Filmation's studios in Reseda, California, and featured the entire cast together. This was the first time the cast had been reunited since the end of the original "Star Trek" (1966) series. The cast recorded three episodes ("Star Trek: The Animated Series: Beyond the Farthest Star (#1.1)" (1973), "Star Trek: The Animated Series: Yesteryear (#1.2)" (1973), "Star Trek: The Animated Series: More Tribbles, More Troubles (#1.5)" (1973)). After that, the cast would record their lines separately whenever their schedules permitted.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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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
For philosophers and little kids ONLY, 28 July 2006
Author: rooprect from New York City

Some consider this to be the ho-hum followup to a great show. I couldn't disagree more.

Aside from the fact that it's a cartoon and the episodes are rushed in 30 mins, I found this to be a philosophical cut above the Trek of the late 60s. Here in the animated series, we catch a glimpse of some amazingly progressive ideas such as non-violence, compassion and tolerance. Kirk & Spock aren't so quick to set phasers on kill as they were before. Klingon/Federation confrontations in space are resolved without bloodshed. In one episode (my favourite), Kirk defends Lucifer's right to live, because Lucifer--for all his past crimes and flaws--is a living entity. Folks, this is some advanced stuff.

Of course that means we don't see as much "action". Not many shootouts. Nothing violent really. The red shirts don't get wasted as bad. You may find yourself screaming at the TV, "Kirk, you WUSS! I woulda KICKED HIS ASS!" But that, I believe, is the whole point of Gene Roddenberry's visionary creation--that humans of the future would be a much more evolved, diplomatic and nonviolent species. This was evident in the original '66-'69 Trek, but we get it full force in the '74-'75 animated series.

If it means anything to you, both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were vegetarians for ethical reasons during the production of this show, and they still are today. (Edit 7 years after my original post: I'm pretty sure William Shatner has been poundin down the pepperoni pizzas lately, but Nimoy is still a veggie)

So if you're looking for zap-zap, kill the monster, good vs. evil stuff, you'll be disappointed. If instead you're ready for a truly philosophical mind trip, bordering on Hindu spiritualism, then this will rock your socks.

And the music is primo.

9/10.

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