Sep. 08, 1973
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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Star Trek: The Animated Series

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.

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Lieutenant Hikaru.Sulu Star Trek: The Animated Series
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In 2265, Lieutenant Sulu was assigned to the starship Enterprise, serving as the head of the astrosciences department.

(TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

By 2266, Sulu had transferred to the operations division and was assigned to the helmsman station with responsibilities as shift tactical officer.

(TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver")

In 2266, Sulu, along with most of the other Enterprise crewmembers, came under the effects of the Psi 2000 intoxication. During this period he fancied himself the reincarnation of D'Artagnan, imperiling other crew members with a fencing foil.

(TOS: "The Naked Time")

That same year Sulu traveled back in time to visit Earth's past. The Enterprise was accidentally sent into the past by a near collision with a black hole. The ship was detected by the US Air Force. Captain Kirk and Sulu beamed down to retrieve the photographic evidence of the Enterprise.

(TOS: "Tomorrow is Yesterday")

In 2267, Sulu and the rest of the Enterprise crew were overcome by the effects of the spores on Omicron Ceti III. Again, along with the rest of the crew, Sulu desired to leave Starfleet to live on the planet, but was cured of the spores influence and resumed his duties.

(TOS: "This Side of Paradise")

The same year, Sulu was injured when a technical malfunction caused his console to overload in his face. Sulu was shocked unconscious by the explosion. Dr. McCoy diagnosed a heart flutter and decided to give him a dose of cordrazine, after which Sulu recovered immediately.

(TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

When the young Ensign Pavel Chekov was assigned to the Enterprise in 2267, he took over the position of tactical officer from Sulu. The two became life-long friends.

(TOS: "Catspaw")

Both the helm and navigational stations were able to access weapons and shield functions, and so accordingly both helmsmen and navigators in all three seasons of the Original Series, including Chekov and Sulu, shared this "tactical" officer function.

In 2269, the crew of the Enterprise had been reduced in size by spiroid epsilon waves emanating from a planet that was the location of the Terratin colony. While in miniaturized state, Sulu broke his leg from a fall on the bridge. Dr. McCoy, assisted by Nurse Chapel, treated his leg.

(TAS: "The Terratin Incident")

In 2270, Sulu, McCoy and Uhura were trapped in the holographic recreation room, when the ship's computer began exhibiting aberrant behavior following the Enterprise's passage through an energy cloud.

(TAS: "The Practical Joker")

Later that year, the Enterprise entered an anti-matter universe. The crew experienced accelerated reverse aging, and Sulu was reduced to infancy. Following the vessel's return to normal space, Sulu and the other crewmembers were returned to their normal ages, by use of the transporter.

(TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident")

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