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Old 01-02-2009, 01:16 PM
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Question Star Trek: the animated series

I've seen all 20 something episodes and I thought it was ok.

The thing that bothers me is that it is almost never mentioned. I got a copy of the 25th anniversary special and TAS was never mentioned as the video detailed the history of Trek up to 1991. It's as though everyone's too embarrassed to talk about it. Is it canon?
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I've seen all 20 something episodes and I thought it was ok.

The thing that bothers me is that it is almost never mentioned. I got a copy of the 25th anniversary special and TAS was never mentioned as the video detailed the history of Trek up to 1991. It's as though everyone's too embarrassed to talk about it. Is it canon?
Here is a quote from the product description at Amazon:

"Star Trek: The Animated Series lasted just barely over one season, but it won the franchise's only Emmy (for Outstanding Entertainment Children's Series in 1975) and some of its ideas were embraced by future series. Trekkers who know it only by reputation will find it a valuable part of the Star Trek canon"
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Canon again eh? Unnngh...

I'd call it part of the legend myself but maybe I'm in the minority... I liked it fine... it is what it is. The tribble episode was kinda funny... though the thing that ate them was a big fat meanie...
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Canon again eh? Unnngh...

I'd call it part of the legend myself but maybe I'm in the minority... I liked it fine... it is what it is. The tribble episode was kinda funny... though the thing that ate them was a big fat meanie...
Let it be known that I didn't say it ("CANON") I quoted it from the product description. I personally don't get it ("CANON"). I have not seen an episode of TAS as an adult so don't remember it, but ..... An Emmy! The only emmy won in ALL the series? I didn't know that or that future trek series tied into it. I kinda want to check it out now.
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Let it be known that I didn't say it ("CANON") I quoted it from the product description. I personally don't get it ("CANON"). I have not seen an episode of TAS as an adult so don't remember it, but ..... An Emmy! The only emmy won in ALL the series? I didn't know that or that future trek series tied into it. I kinda want to check it out now.
The animation is typical of the seventies. The style of the animation is like Captain Nemo. But because it wasn't live-action they could do some stories that would have been impossible otherwise. All the orginal actors came back to voice their character's except Chekov (who doesn't appear in the series)
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Filmation had a definite style to its animation that carried over from show to show. I watched it every week in its run and thought it wasn't too bad. There were worse shows produced by Filmation.

Ultimately, the animation issues came down to budget. Never heard that in a Trek story before, have you?
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I loved TAS, at the time I was just a kid of course, but it still holds a special place in my heart.
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I mentioned this in another thread. I thought it would be cool if they did a "Remastered" ST:TAS where all the animation was replaced with CGI (Like clonewars) or better animation. The original voice acting would be used so the original cast work on that series would be preserved. That way a younger audience would be attracted and the series wouldn't feel as "dated". What do you think?
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That idea is not new and has been bounced around for awhile.
It's certainly possible... but if you're going to do an animated series I would think a complete fresh start would be best.
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