Monday, November 20, 2006
Star Trek: The Animated Series
In this 40th anniversary of Star Trek we almost forget the indivual anniversaries. I am speaking mostly about Star Trek: The Animated Series. This is the 33rd anniversary of the Animated Series. It premired in the Fall of 1973. Since then it has been a point of contention with Star Trek fans. Of those on film the regular shows and the movies are considered part of the Star Trek legacy but many fans don't consider the animated series part of it. I however do. I mean why not? I also consider the novels and the comic books part of it. My those Enterprise crew members were a busy group. The cartoon series was aired from 1973 to 1974. I could be wrong but I remember seeing it in 1975. Perhaps they reran it for a year after it won an Emmy. Yes it won the coveted award that even the original series didn't win. Most of the cast came back as voice actors for the series. Some of them could not been in the studio when it was recorded. Most cartoon series gather the whole cast together for recording sessions but in this case they recorded seperately. DeForest Kelley said that he recoded his in the car on a cassette recorder when he was in traffic. If you want to enjoy some Star Trek stories that you probably haven't seen before then you can buy it now. The Animated Series is released on DVD in the stores tomorrow. You can get it at Amazon.com. Just click on one of the links on the right to take you there.