Shaka Zulu wrote:
No interest whatsoever. TAS is simply an oddity to me.
worked for me if the animation was done in Japan by the same studio that did Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
(aka Battle of the Planets
in North America and Europe) or the same studio that did Macross
in North America and Europe) and shown in prime time on a TV network; as it is, it works slightly
for me, but not much.
While I love the vintage work of Tatsunoko, it would have been a bad fit for Star Trek
When adapting live action with characters / actors as universally recognized as the TOS crew, the
goal (outside of being a faithful spin-off) is to capture the essence of the actors. One of the reasons TAS quickly eased pre-release fears was the combination of a straightforward capture of actor likeness combined with a style that was not too much of a departure from the live work (unlike Filmation's My Favorite Martians
or Hanna-Barbera's Jeannie
In 1973, Tatsunoko had a defined style (as seen in Gatchaman
the previous year). I doubt the studio would have taken another approach in dealing with ST, so I have a strong feeling the usual, large eyed, somewhat exaggerated anatomy would have been force-fit over ST, rather than the style fitting the need of the content.