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
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When the animated series premiered on September 8, 1973, stations in Southern California ran a different first episode than that seen in the rest of the country: (Star Trek: Yesteryear (1973). George Takei (Sulu) was running for a local political office, and area stations were afraid that running an episode (Star Trek: Beyond the Farthest Star (1973)) in which Sulu appeared, would require them to give "equal" air time to Takei's opponents under the "fairness" doctrine then enforced by the FCC. Instead, they ran the Yesteryear episode because Sulu did not appear in that one. See more »
Uhura's insignia is mistakenly the Life Sciences globe. It should be the geometric emblem of Ship's Services. See more »
People say that Star Trek had no life between 1969 and 1979, boy are they wrong! In the early 1970's Star Trek was very much alive, in the form of animation! The stories told in this series are absolutely amazing and fun and seeing the crew we're come to love and cherish in cartoon form is what makes it all the better! The missions are more detailed, and all your favorite characters are there! I recommend anyone -- even non-Star Trek fans -- to check this series out, you will be blown away at the adventure and imagination these episodes have to offer.
When I first heard of the cartoon, I thought it was going to be lame, but after watching it, man was I wrong! Given the fact that the live-action series had budget setbacks, the animated series gave Roddenberry the power to present Star Trek in a way that more fitted his dream. I just got the entire DVD set for Christmas and I can't put it down! The episodes are just amazing and I love them! Long live Star Trek: The Animated Series!
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