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Old September 9 2013, 11:03 AM   #8
Therin of Andor
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Re: Your TAS memories

I've mentioned my TAS memories here before. Knowing very little about TOS, I recall watching TAS in b/w on Saturday mornings in Sydney, Australia. I guess we were way behind the US screenings. "Yesteryear", "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth", "The Time Trap", "The Counterclock Incident" and "Albatross" were particularly memorable. My brothers and I were intrigued by the Auroral Plague and wondered what colours the crew were turning.

Colour TV arrived Down Under in late 1975, when I was almost 17, and TAS began rescreening daily on breakfast television the next year(?), interspersed by unrelated live-action segments, music, prize wheels, etc. Yes, we finally got to see the Auroral Plague colours - and the tribbles were pink!

Yesteryear by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

Next memories involved desperately searching toyshops for the "Mr. Spock's Time Trek" View-Master reels, admiring the beautiful Tuttle & Bailey TAS sericels advertised in 1980 issues of "Starlog" (and reprints of Bantam TOS books), realising that TAS adaptations were in the Ballantine "Logs", and my visit to Perth in about 1983, and meeting members of Westrek, who had random eps (some I'd never seen, including "The Slaver Weapon" with the end bit missing!) on off-air home videotape. Perth got multiple screenings of TAS in the early 80s and the east coast didn't.

TAS frames by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

Best TAS thing that happened:
Arex and M'ress suddenly turning up on the bridge in DC Comics' post-ST IV comic!

Return of Arex and M'Ress by Therin of Andor, on Flickr
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