Star Trek TAS

Series Summary


Series Premise

Four years after the cancellation of the original Star Trek series, Gene Roddenberry was able to resurrect the starship Enterprise and its crew as an animated series of 1/2-hour episodes. Although Roddenberry and Paramount Pictures never considered the animated episodes to be part of the Star Trek "canon," many fans consider the two seasons of animated episodes to represent the last two years of the Enterprise's original five-year mission. The series premise was exactly the same as the original series, and many of the animated episodes were written by recognized science fiction and former-Star Trek writers. Therefore, although intended primarily as a children's program, the series produced many good Star Trek stories.

tas Cast
The Animated Series cast

[Photo copyrighted by Paramount Pictures Television]

The Main Cast

  • Captain James T. Kirk (Voice) -- William Shatner
  • First Officer Spock (Voice) -- Leonard Nimoy
  • Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Voice) -- DeForrest Kelly
  • Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (Voice) -- James Doohan
  • Communications Officer Uhura (Voice) -- Nichelle Nichols
  • Helmsman Hikaru Sulu (Voice) -- George Takei
  • Nurse Christine Chapel (Voice) -- Majel Barrett
  • Navigator Arex (Voice) -- James Doohan
  • Alternate Communications Officer M'ress (Voice) -- Majel Barrett

The Episodes

Season One

Yesteryear                                      09/15/73
One of Our Planets Is Missing                   09/22/73
The Lorelei Signal                              09/29/73
More Tribbles, More Troubles                    10/06/73
The Survivor                                    10/13/73
The Infinite Vulcan                             10/20/73
The Magicks of Megas-Tu                         10/27/73
Once Upon a Planet                              11/03/73
Mudd's Passion                                  11/10/73
The Terratin Incident                           11/17/73
Time Trap                                       11/24/73
The Ambergris Element                           12/01/73
Slaver Weapon                                   12/15/73
Beyond the Farthest Star                        12/22/73
The Eye of the Beholder                         01/05/74
Jihad                                           01/13/74

Season Two

The Pirates of Orion                            09/07/74
Bem                                             09/14/74
Practical Joker                                 09/21/74
Albatross                                       09/28/74
How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth              10/05/74
The Counter-Clock Incident                      10/12/74