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Old August 23 2013, 08:41 AM   #1
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Star Trek: The Animated Series

Just out of curiosity, how come this forum doesn't have a dedicated sub-forum to Star Trek The Animated Series?
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Old August 23 2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

It's been asked a number of times. It would be a very dead forum for the most part, as it's not broadly watched, and it also fits pretty neatly under the umbrella of the original series.
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Old August 23 2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

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.
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Old August 23 2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

Maurice wrote: View Post
It would be a very dead forum for the most part, as it's not broadly watched, and it also fits pretty neatly under the umbrella of the original series.
I guess you´re right on both points there.

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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 only know the Tribbles epsiode (from the TOS blu-ray) and am still hesitant to purchase the DVD set. But as a (quasi) continuation of TOS I probably won´t get around it forever
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Old August 23 2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

I don't feel it has the re-watchability of the live-action episodes. There are some genuinely good stories in TAS, and some interesting ideas and elements, but it just doesn't have the depth and layers of the live-action episodes. I think the limited animation also hurts the series in some measure.
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Old August 23 2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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I don't feel it has the re-watchability of the live-action episodes. There are some genuinely good stories in TAS, and some interesting ideas and elements, but it just doesn't have the depth and layers of the live-action episodes. I think the limited animation also hurts the series in some measure.
Pretty much agree with everything in this post. Fun to watch, but not something I revisit very often.
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Old August 23 2013, 04:53 PM   #7
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IMO, TAS is just an extension of sorts to TOS and doesn't need a seperate area.
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Old August 23 2013, 11:08 PM   #8
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IMO, TAS is just an extension of sorts to TOS and doesn't need a seperate area.
Agree. TAS is basically the final years of TOS five year mission that was cut short by the NBC cancellation.
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Old August 23 2013, 11:41 PM   #9
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

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.
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Old August 24 2013, 01:00 AM   #10
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

They're in HD on Netflix, if you subscribe.
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Old August 24 2013, 01:04 AM   #11
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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.
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Old August 24 2013, 01:46 AM   #12
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Re: Star Trek: The Animated Series

I have been watching it on Netflix - still really good story wise- I heard someone wanted to redo the animation using cgi
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Old August 24 2013, 02:00 AM   #13
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I heard someone wanted to redo the animation using cgi
Ugh! I'd rather see good quality 2D animation than faux puppets running around.
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Old August 24 2013, 02:17 AM   #14
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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.

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Old August 24 2013, 02:24 AM   #15
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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.
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