July 27, 2006 by Brian
On November 21st, you can own all 22 episodes of the animated series from 1973. In keeping with tradition, Paramount has grossly overpriced the set at $62.99 USD.
July 27, 2006 @ 10:28 am
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.
July 27, 2006 @ 1:38 pm
Re: Often better written than Enterpriseexactly my point
July 28, 2006 @ 5:35 am
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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July 28, 2006 @ 6:29 am
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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