Star Trek: The Animated Series Scripts Collection

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Star Trek: The Animated Series Scripts Collection


  • 1973-1974 (Creation)


1 Box

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This collection consists of scripts and storyboards for seven episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series. The program, produced by Filmation, aired on NBC for two seasons from 1973-1974 and the episodes were later novelized by Alan Dean Foster.

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Chronological by episode airdate.

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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Star Trek: The Animated Series was the first televised continuation of the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew following the cancellation of the original series in 1968. It aired for two seasons in 1973-1974 on NBC and ran for 22 episodes.

The series, though suffering from the cheap animation common to Filmation productions, was notable for having starred the entire cast of the original series (except for Walter Koenig [Chekhov]). The series also introduced several concepts to the Star Trek universe that were later integrated into Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successors, such as the holodeck and more frequent use of aliens as crew members.

Notably, the series was "de-canonized" by Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and thus the adventures depicted in the show are not part of the official timeline of events in the Trek universe (that is, they have been declared to have not "really happened"). The exception to this is the D.C. Fontana-scripted episode "Yesteryear", which shows Mr. Spock traveling through the Guardian of Forever (the time portal from "The City on The Edge of Forever") to rescue his younger self on Vulcan.

The series was the first Star Trek incarnation to win an Emmy Award. It won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Series for the episode "How Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth" in 1975.

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Finding Aid Authors: Cait Coker, August 6, 2012.

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© Copyright 2012 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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