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Star Trek: The Animated Series 

Star Trek (original title)
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.

Creator:

Gene Roddenberry
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1974   1973  
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to the book "Creating the Filmation Generation", Filmation was interested in producing an animated Star Trek series as early as 1969, just after the cancellation of the original series. However, the concept for this series was quite different, being aimed at a younger audience, The Enterprise crew would mentor a new training ship called the Excalibur and would train a group of teenagers. Each of the main Trek characters would have a young protégé, with names such as Steve, Bob, Stick, Chris, Tun-Tun, Stormy and Ploof. Filmation would subsequently use the rejected concept to develop the live action children's series Space Academy. See more »

Goofs

Nurse Chapel's chest insignia is the standard oval-within-a-circle symbol for the Sciences division. However, in the live Star Trek, her uniform was unique in that she wore a red cross in place of that symbol. See more »

Connections

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A brilliant series lost in time
19 March 2006 | by pepe-121See all my reviews

This is like some lost series of Star Trek.

Carrying on from the fourth year of their five year mission this is 22 more episodes with Kirk and crew. Some episodes serve as excellent sequels to original episodes, others are absolute gems of creativity in their own right.

There is a real passion behind this series. Everything from the creative writing to the efforts put in by James Doohan doing several voices at once really gives this show it's charm.

Officially it's not part of the Star Trek time-line but that aside it does have key Star Trek elements shown for the first time.

Much like how we appreciate The Original Series today with its low-grade effects (by todays standards) - you can appreciate it for its creative value, effort and shear brilliance.


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