Sometimes known as TAS, Star Trek the Animated Series debuted on NBC, Sat. Sept. 8, 1973. This cartoon version of the Original Series by creator Gene Roddenberry featured almost all of the voices of the cast of that series. Many of the storylines are the same whilst others are brand new stories not previously shown in The Original Series.
Last Episode02x06 The Counter-Clock Incident Aired: Oct. 12, 1974
Stardate: 6770.3 The Enterprise inadvertently locks a tractor beam on a ship diving into a nova. Then it finds itself pulled into …
Star Trek: The Animated Series: Season 2, Episode #2 - Bem
On a planetary survey mission, Kirk and Spock have to deal with a reckless observer named Bem.
Star Trek: The Animated Series: Season 2, Episode #3 - The Pratical Joker
After passing through an unusual cloud, the Enterprise computer develops a playful--and potentially lethal--personality.
Series Fun Facts
- Many of the episodes were written by veterans of the original live-action Star Trek: The Original Series.
- Sci-fi author Peter David later integrated the characters of M'Ress and Arex into his book series "Star Trek: New Frontier," starting with the novel "Gateways #5: Cold Wars."
- Gene Roddenberry decided that this animated series was not "canon" (as the live-action series movies are) because he did the show for the money, and he wouldn't have let the writers do some…
[show]Gene Roddenberry decided that this animated series was not "canon" (as the live-action series movies are) because he did the show for the money, and he wouldn't have let the writers do some of things they did if he knew Star Trek would return in live-action. Some of the writers of Star Trek: Enterprise, however, strongly disagree with Roddenberry's opinion in this matter, and in Drawn to the Final Frontier (2006) (V) they state that they regard this series as a legitimate continuation of Star Trek: The Original Series The Original Series. They point out, in those interviews, how they incorporated Trek Universe details from Star Trek: The Animated Series The Animated Series into the Enterprise prequel.