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Old August 24 2013, 08:00 AM   #16
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

I don't think there would be enough interest to justify a TAS only board. I think a lot less people have seen them than the other series. I don't think they've been seen here at the End of the Universe on TV much past there original run decades ago. TOS has been barely seen here in the past decade.
I bought the boxset for $88 and I think they're now $20. My child likes them and at $20 for 20 odd TOS/TAS stories thats pretty good value for money. Cheaper than buying the novelisations.
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Old August 24 2013, 03:00 PM   #17
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I've never watched it aside from a couple of episodes as a kid. However, I just bought the entire series on DVD, so I plan on finally getting it watched.
I've always enjoyed it and I hope you will too.

Happy watching!
Same here. I have the boxed set and still watch them all every year or so.
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Old August 25 2013, 01:44 AM   #18
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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.
Yeah, I just rewatched "The Slaver Weapon" last night and had forgotten that the entire episode was done with only Spock, Sulu, Uhura, and the Kzinti.
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Old August 25 2013, 02:10 AM   #19
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Yeah, I just rewatched "The Slaver Weapon" last night and had forgotten that the entire episode was done with only Spock, Sulu, Uhura, and the Kzinti.
Which is because it was a very faithful adaptation of Larry Niven's Known Space novella "The Soft Weapon," whose main characters were Nessus the Pierson's Puppeteer and the human couple Jason and Anne Marie Papandreou.
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Old August 25 2013, 06:32 PM   #20
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I recently watched the series for the first time on Netflix and was pretty impressed with it. A lot of the episodes were really entertaining, and I wasn't really put off by the animation at all. Some of the episodes I really loved were "Yesteryear," "The Magicks of Megas-tu," "The Time Trap," "The Slaver Weapon," and "The Counter-Clock Incident."
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Old August 25 2013, 10:34 PM   #21
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I recently watched the series for the first time on Netflix and was pretty impressed with it. A lot of the episodes were really entertaining, and I wasn't really put off by the animation at all. Some of the episodes I really loved were "Yesteryear," "The Magicks of Megas-tu," "The Time Trap," "The Slaver Weapon," and "The Counter-Clock Incident."
Agree. Good episodes.
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Old August 26 2013, 02:19 PM   #22
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Yesteryear is my personal favorite.

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Old September 8 2013, 03:28 PM   #23
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

Just rewatched "The Counter-Clock Incident," the final episode, and noticed that the very last line of dialogue made a great epitaph for the whole Animated Series:


"It gave all of us a second life."

Certainly better than the equally-appropriate epitaph for TOS:


"If only..."


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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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Old September 11 2013, 01:04 AM   #25
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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.
Indeed you can and they did a good job of doing so.
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