I was five. I'd only recently discovered TOS, and one Saturday morning I was playing in the backyard and my mother came out and told me that Star Trek
was on. I was puzzled that it was on in the daytime rather than the evening. I'm not sure it mattered to me much that it was a cartoon rather than live-action; it was Star Trek
. Since I was discovering both shows at once, they sort of blended together in my mind. Later on, there were things I thought I remembered from TOS that were really from TAS.
The first novel I ever owned was a used copy of Star Trek Log Three
with the front cover torn off. It was the first book I ever read that wasn't on a child's reading level. I was six, I think.