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Old October 15 2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Is TAS worth watching?

Simple question, is TAS worth watching? Ive seen part of an episode ages ago here in germany and it was really awfull. I just found out that the reason for that was that when TAS was dubbed into german it was heavily edited, shortend and dialogs changed for really awful jokes.Its really quite unwatchable.

Im thinking about getting the DVD set, so what is TAS originally like?
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Old October 15 2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

I thought it was quite enjoyable. Saturday morning fare for sure, but enjoyable. The Alan Dean Foster adaptations were good reads, especially the later log series where he continued the plots, or characters into new tales. My favorite continued from the end of 'Eye of the Beholder' where Kirk and Co. go on a trip outside the galaxy to help their former zoo captors.
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Old October 15 2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

I love TAS, but I must admit it's mostly awful and for die-hards only.
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Old October 15 2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

Yes, it's not perfect but it is certainly better then most of what the last two tv series put on the screen.
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Old October 15 2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

TAS is like having an extra 22 episodes of TOS.

You've got to take into account its in 70s cartoon format - not a Clone Wars type cartoon.

I once saw a list of the best 20 episodes of Star Trek and I was surprised to see a TAS episode in the list.
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Old October 15 2013, 02:50 PM   #6
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I think the animated series is well worth watching - I enjoy it very much.
If you have access to Netflix, you can try it there without investing in the DVD set.
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Old October 15 2013, 03:24 PM   #7
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I love TAS. I got the boxed set years ago and still re-watch the series every year or so.

There are some true gems in the animated series that shouldn't be missed.
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Old October 15 2013, 03:29 PM   #8
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

FreddyE wrote: View Post
Simple question, is TAS worth watching?
Simple answer: YES!
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Old October 15 2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

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Im thinking about getting the DVD set, so what is TAS originally like?
They're like shortened episodes of TOS done in really cheap animation with three members of the original cast impersonating everybody's voices.
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Old October 15 2013, 03:33 PM   #10
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

Simple question, is TAS worth watching?
The animation is not that great by today's standards. If you grew up on reruns like I did, and hadn't seen it in a long time, it definitely is worth seeing.

If you never saw it, it really depends on how much of a fan of TOS you are, and if you are a completest, or not. It technically isn't canon, so if you miss it, you miss nothing. It is a mixed bag, though, and I will put it this way: the best episode of TAS is about as good as a medium episode of TOS. I am going to say you should see at least an episode, and decide for yourself, if you want to continue.


I think if they ever took the audio tracks of the actors lines, and reworked it to a modern CGI animation, and updated the sound FX, it would be a lot better. But this will never happen.
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Old October 15 2013, 03:36 PM   #11
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

I had never seen TAS either until just recently when it was put on Netflix streaming. While I'm not a huge fan of Filmation's animation, I will say that TAS has far more of an actual "sci-fi" theme than TOS ever did. If you can get past the animation (or if that's no an issue for you), I recommend watching it.
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Old October 15 2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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It technically isn't canon, so if you miss it, you miss nothing
That's been debated more than a hundred times over...
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Old October 15 2013, 03:50 PM   #13
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...dialogs changed for really awful jokes.
Are you sure the dialog was changed?
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Old October 15 2013, 03:50 PM   #14
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

A thousand times, yes! Even if only to see how many voices James Doohan and Majel Roddenberry do. If you're on the fence, start with "Yesteryear."
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Old October 15 2013, 05:18 PM   #15
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

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It technically isn't canon, so if you miss it, you miss nothing
That's been debated more than a hundred times over...
And considering later series found way to include TAS references then It strengthens the argument for it being canon. Not that it really matters either way for if you enjoy it then you can count it anyway.
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