I missed TAS during its initial run since I would have been about 4 at the time. But, around 1977 or 1978 when I would have been 8-9 years old, they started showing it during the local Saturday morning cartoon run - except that they showed it first, starting at 6:30 am - so for years I associated TAS with getting up extra early on weekends
- even to this day I don't think that association has completely left me.
One of my two first ST books was Star Trek Log Ten
- my mom bought it for me in a garage sale around 1979 or so. It's still one of my favorites. Alan Dean Foster did an outstanding job on all of those books.