Did TAS got anyone into ST?

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  1. HarryCanyon1982

    HarryCanyon1982 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It did 31 years ago when i was 4 years old watching it on Nickelodeon on reruns every afternoon and became a fan instantly.

    Oh that brings back memories of old school Nick and i remembered how i noticed the guys who did He-Man/She-Ra did the show when it mentioned "Filmation" in the end credits which i thought was nice. Kirk became one of my favorite heroes and i had a crush on M'ress.
     
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  2. Relayer1

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    No, it nearly put me off it.
     
  3. USS Firefly

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    I gave up after 6 episodes
     
  4. Kor

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    I find it quite charming. I consider it a stylized depiction of events that "really" happened in the Trek universe. I loved watching it on Laserdisc when I was little.

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  5. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Yeah, absolutely, original Saturday morning run. I was about four years old.
     
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  6. HarryCanyon1982

    HarryCanyon1982 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Would you like to see a remake?
     
  7. Relayer1

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    Yes, I really would. It would be great to see it sympathetically reanimated.

    I wasn't a kid when I saw it so don't have the kind of fond memories others do. I'm also not fond of 1970's and 1980's t.v. standard animation. TAS just looks cheap and amateurish.

    I've never watched much of it all, but read and quite enjoyed the novelizations...
     
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  8. Nebusj

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    Yeah, it's how I first got into Star Trek. I was clearly heading there anyway, mind you, but it's the first Trek I really saw.
     
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    Kulkulkan and Lucien! Sentient plants and giant Spock! Vulcan gods! Awesome stuff!
     
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  10. HarryCanyon1982

    HarryCanyon1982 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    What about having the guys who did Gargoyles do the show? well some 80's shows like Ducktales, Rescue Rangers and Gummi Bears has some nicely animated episodes by TMS of Japan.
     
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    Seems like this should be in the TOS/TAS forum...energizing....

     
  12. CorporalCaptain

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    I was already hooked on TOS, but TAS came out when I hadn't even seen half of the original. TOS was airing at odd times like Saturday night/Sunday morning at 1:05 AM. I loved both TOS and TAS, but TAS was the one airing at a much more watchable time. So, no, it didn't get me into Star Trek, but it certainly got me in deeper, much deeper.
     
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    I think I first saw TAS during its first UK run (Yesteryear, when it took over Doctor Who's Saturday 5pm slot), and was then pleasantly surprised a few months that they'd made a live action version where everyone looked so similar, before realising it was of course the other way round.
     
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    I was born in 1966, so yes, animated Trek in its first run was definitely part of my "indoctrination". I seem to recall the PSA they did about pollution ran for at least a couple years after the show ended its run.
     
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  15. Emperor Norton

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    It got me into TOS. I watched TNG, and then found the animated series on VHS, and then found out there was a real life version of that show, which was a mindf*ck to watch, by the way. It's like if Spongebob had a live action series in the 80s with the same actors.
     
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    It was the first Trek series I ever watched (original NBC run). I was in junior high school and had heard about this wonderful TV show; when I saw TAS, I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. I saw TOS a couple of years later in syndication and instantly became a fan.
     
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    Maybe if TAS had an episode with Odona in it you would have liked it better.
    :shrug:
     
  18. Christopher

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    I discovered TOS reruns in early 1974, and I think it was only a couple of weeks later that I discovered there was also a cartoon version showing on Saturday mornings. So to me, they were effectively simultaneous -- Star Trek was just this thing that was sometimes live action and sometimes a cartoon. And my first Star Trek book was Alan Dean Foster's Star Trek Log Three.
     
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    As a boy, I sought out TOS in reruns weekdays after school because of the Saturday morning airing of TAS.:vulcan:
     
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    Not personally, as I was already watching TOS years before the debut of TAS, but I've certainly heard a large number of ST fans who were first exposed / bitten by the ST "love bug" by watching TAS first run on NBC.