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Old April 23 2011, 05:05 AM   #11
CorporalCaptain
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Re: The Jihad vs. The Lorelei Signal

I spotted the Mad Genesis Planet connection too.

Well said points so far, everyone. I'll just add some additional ones.

Frank Herbert's Dune and Dune Messiah, in which crusade-like jihads figure so prominently, predate TAS: The Jihad by several years. I wonder whether this had any influence on the usage of the term.

The Jihad writer Stephen Kandel also has story or teleplay credits on all three TOS/TAS Mudd episodes.

Corrected voice credits for Lara and the Vedalan are given at http://www.danhausertrek.com/AnimatedSeries/Ji.html, with an explanation. Apparently, it was not Majel Barrett, but rather Jane Webb, who voiced them both. Em/3/Green was of course voiced by none other than David Gerrold. I find the characters in The Jihad remarkably vivid.

Personally, I think both of these episodes exhibit relatively mature themes for Saturday morning cartoons, like many TAS episodes.
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