animated series Star Trek: The Animated Adventures © Paramount Pictures / Filmation
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Star Trek: The Animated Adventures

A continuation of the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise picking up where the famous 1966 live-action series left off. With the original cast and the original characters, Captain James T. Kirk and company continue to "boldy go where no man has gone before."

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I've now had a chance to rewatch the series, so I'm rewriting my review. The Star Trek animated series was written by many of the writers from the original series, and...
Created by: Paramount Pictures, Filmation
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
William Shatner ... Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
James Doohan ... Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott, Lieutenant Arex
George Takei ... Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Nichelle Nichols ... Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Majel Barrett ... Nurse Chapel, Lt. M'Ress
Series Created by: Gene Roddenberry
Directed by: Bill Reed and Hal Sutherland
Produced by: Norm Prescott and Lou Scheimer
Executive Producers: Gene Roddenberry
Musical Score by: Yvette Blais and Jeff Michael

animated series Star Trek: The Animated Adventures © Paramount Pictures / FilmationWith the exception of Walter Koenig (Chekov), the entire cast of the 1966 live-action Star Trek series signed on to this animated version. When looking through the guest-voice roster however you'd think that no one else signed on--the virtually all the guest characters are voiced by either James Doohan (Scotty) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) with a few by Majel Barrett (Nurse Chapel) and George Takei (Sulu) thrown in for good measure.

As for the stories themselves, since this series was animated and not limited by a tiny special effects budget, there are many more strange aliens and some of them even had recurring roles--like the feline engineering officer, Lt. M'Ress.

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