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Star Trek 

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.


Gene Roddenberry
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Series cast summary:
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
Majel Barrett ...  Nurse Chapel / ... 22 episodes, 1973-1974
James Doohan ...  Scott / ... 22 episodes, 1973-1974


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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Release Date:

8 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Enterprise included some minor and subtle differences and upgrades from the ship's live action appearances. According to Gene Roddenberry, this was in response to viewer feedback. For instance, the animated Enterprise showed two turbo lift doors on the bridge. Roddenberry said he was frequently asked what would happen if the turbo lift or it's doors malfunctioned, but he never had a proper answer. The addition of more alien crew members (notably Arex and M'Ress) was also a response to viewer requests, and Roddenberry joked that they had always wanted to feature more aliens, but that there were too few of then in the Screen Actors Guild. In reality, the animated format made it easier to depict more alien looking characters. See more »


Uhura's insignia is mistakenly the Life Sciences globe. It should be the geometric emblem of Ship's Services. See more »


Referenced in Nerf Herder: Mr. Spock (2002) See more »

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It may have been forgotten,but the animated was great!!!
6 August 2000 | by raysondSee all my reviews

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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