4 replies on “Star Trek: The Animated Series on DVD”

  1. Timeshredder says:

    Often better written than Enterprise

    Despite poor animation, it works fairly well. They had better-than-average scripts (including, most famously, one by Larry Niven) and original cast voices. Paramount apparently doesn’t consider this "canon," but it has been referenced in "canonical" material, and it does give us a passable final two years of the series’ five-year mission.

    • marvel says:

      Re: Often better written than Enterprise
      exactly my point

    • chad says:

      Re: Often better written than Enterprise

      They had better-than-average scripts (including, most famously, one by Larry Niven) and original cast voices.

      I remember exactly one episode, where Spock went back in time and met himself as a child. Was that the one written by Niven?

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      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Often better written than Enterprise

        I remember exactly one episode, where Spock went back in time and met himself as a child. Was that the one written by Niven?

        You’re thinking of Yesteryear by D.C. Fontana, who wrote for the original show and developed a lot of the Vulcan culture and history. Niven wrote "The Slaver Weapon" which basically takes his Known Space story "The Soft Weapon" and inserts Trek characters.

        The Spock time-travel one is the ep most likely to be considered "canon" by fans because it references so much of the Original Series. The Niven one may be one of the reasons Paramount cannot consider the series canon, since it features the Kzinti to which Niven has the rights.

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