Heres to the Galaxy's Greatest Ninjas, Bloggies and Trekkies who beamed by to say hi!
Three years after NBC cancelled Star Trek the classic series, studio executives admitted they had made a mistake. In 1973, Star Trek was resurrected and the Animated Series was born. Often referred to as the "fourth season," trek's " saturday morning" cartoon featured most of the original cast aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 minus Ensign Chekov - Being a good sport, Walter Koenig wrote "the Infinite Vulcan"
Apparently the cast mailed in their voice overs from separate cities from around the world. Its fun knowing Nichelle Nichols and Majel Barrett voiced a total of 30 parts between them. The shows creator Gene Roddenberry teamed with Television Writer D.C. Fontana who got the shows story editor and producer job, hardly surprising considering she fleshed out the scripts and wrote Yesteryear.
Today Star Trek The Animated Series is just a few clicks away. Depending on your fancy, remastered boxsets or original footage with black dirt, hair and mismatched colours of the 70's can all be yours, for only $14.58. So if you haven't seen TAS, then I highly recommend the experience. The 4 disc boxset has lots of tasty bonus features!
Got a favorite/worst Star Trek animated episode? How many alien voices did James Doohan "Scotty" record during the course of the series? Isn't it cool Romulans, Klingons and Vulcans put in an appearance, which one is your favorite?
Live Long and Prosper, bloggies, trekkies and trekkers!