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Old September 10 2013, 05:18 PM   #24
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

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They really did seem to try and present good stories, but with perhaps 22 minutes to work with, there wasn't a lot they could do for characterization.
Depends on the character. I daresay Uhura was given more to do in TAS than she was in TOS. Sulu also got to be pretty prominent.
Agreed, Christopher. By necessity they had to have a greater focus on the narrative of the episodes because they had much less screen time to tell their stories than they did in TOS, but I do think there are some sections of fandom which tend to downplay just how well TAS serviced the main characters, particularly the ones outside the 'big three'. It did a great deal more with the characters than some would have us believe.
I think it was David Gerrold referring to "Bem" who said that they really didn't need to cut anything out of his live-action script to fit the 22 minute running time. You can put a lot of action and characterization in to an animated show.
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