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Old October 22 2013, 11:32 PM   #46
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Re: Is TAS worth watching?

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Yes, TAS is worth watching.

And yes, it's dated.

However, for THAT alone, it's worth watching.
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It technically isn't canon, so if you miss it, you miss nothing.
This is a myth. Roddenberry issued a memo in 1989 that basically distanced the canon from TAS, but that was because Filmation was going through bankruptcy at the time and Paramount couldn't make use of its shows. But once Roddenberry died, his definitions of canon were no longer binding, and Paramount/CBS resolved the copyright issues ages ago. There have been numerous TAS references in later canon works, like a mention of the Klothos in DS9, the various "Edosian" plants and animals mentioned in ENT, and references to Vulcan's Forge in TNG and ENT. TAS is included equally alongside the other shows on StarTrek.com's reference pages and on Memory Alpha, which limits itself to canonical sources. So there is no reasonable basis for the idea that TAS isn't canon. That was true for a couple of years, but that was decades ago.
Agree. TAS=canon
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Old October 22 2013, 11:46 PM   #47
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Yes, TAS is worth watching.

And yes, it's dated.

However, for THAT alone, it's worth watching.
So is TOS, but that's part of the charm
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Old October 23 2013, 01:20 PM   #48
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You can stream them for free on startrek.com so I'd watch a couple there before I shelled out money on the DVDs.
It´s geo-locked. Hmm...seems I need to go thru the hassle of setting up a TOR environment again....;-)
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Old October 24 2013, 01:42 AM   #49
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I agree a lot of modern Trek has TAS references, but some of TAS may have trouble been classified as canon (like the whole Kzinti/Larry Niven backstory) where Earth has been involved in wars with the Kzinti. I think if you drop those episodes, then you can include some i.e Yesteryear has been referenced so many times....
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Old October 24 2013, 01:56 AM   #50
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I agree a lot of modern Trek has TAS references, but some of TAS may have trouble been classified as canon (like the whole Kzinti/Larry Niven backstory) where Earth has been involved in wars with the Kzinti. I think if you drop those episodes, then you can include some i.e Yesteryear has been referenced so many times....
If Enterprise wasn't cancelled they supposey were going to include a kzinti I. Season 5
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Old October 24 2013, 02:14 AM   #51
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I agree a lot of modern Trek has TAS references, but some of TAS may have trouble been classified as canon (like the whole Kzinti/Larry Niven backstory) where Earth has been involved in wars with the Kzinti.
Sure, there have been episodes of TAS that later Trek has contradicted. But you can say the same about episodes of live-action shows, like TOS: "The Alternative Factor" (which contradicts both prior and subsequent Trek in its portrayal of antimatter and dilithium) and VGR: "Threshold" (which has been renounced as apocryphal by its own writer). Or about The Final Frontier, whose portrayal of the center of the galaxy being just 20 minutes' travel away was thoroughly ignored by DS9 and VGR. Sometimes a canon reinterprets or disregards parts of itself that don't fit later ideas.
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Old October 24 2013, 08:19 PM   #52
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^ I'm willing to listen to any and all theories under which The Final Frontier would not be canon.
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Old October 25 2013, 11:00 PM   #53
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If Enterprise wasn't cancelled they supposey were going to include a kzinti I. Season 5
I have a hard time believing that.
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Old October 25 2013, 11:43 PM   #54
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If Enterprise wasn't cancelled they supposey were going to include a kzinti I. Season 5
I have a hard time believing that.
They were definitely considering it. Whether they could've worked out the permissions with Niven is uncertain, but it would've been in keeping with the show's growing use of CGI creatures like the Xindi Insectoids and Aquatics in season 3 and the Gorn and Tholian from "In a Mirror, Darkly."
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