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Successories: The Final Frontier of the Animated Series 
6th-Jul-2008 05:41 pm
Wolf - Sunset Howl
I haven't done a Star Trek-themed posting in a while, so I thought it would be fun to play around with two parts of the Star Trek world that many either wish never happened or just pretend never did - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (or "Why Some Actors Should Never Write and Direct Themselves") and the Star Trek Animated series (or "We'll Just Pretend it Was All a Bad Dream").







Recent past successories (both by me and ones I've found online) can be found here. The complete index of all my posted successories can be found here.

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6th-Jul-2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
I love your stuff. And -- well, I kind of love Star Trek V. ;_; For me, the Kirk/Spock/McCoy scenes make up for the utter shit that is the rest of it (plot etc.)
7th-Jul-2008 02:26 am (UTC)
Hmmm...I don't know, I think even those moments weren't enough to save any part of it for me!
7th-Jul-2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Star Trek V had about 5 minutes of top-quality star trek scenes... spread over about 17 hours of stuff so crappy it's hard to even make satire of it.
6th-Jul-2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Brilliant fun as always - and when the hell did the Enterprise have a furry officer?
(Lemme guess...Kirk was the first to yiff her? XD )
6th-Jul-2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
In the animated series they did after TOS was canceled.

6th-Jul-2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I kind of spotted the animation, but new character for the format eh? Odd idea though. Wait...voiced by Majel? My mind's picking up vague memories of the info, if not the toon itself.
7th-Jul-2008 12:53 am (UTC)
They could only afford to bring back so many of the original actors to do voice work, and Chekhov wasn't one of them-- so they had a few different characters on the helm in different episodes. M'Ress was one, and one of the others was a tripod (three arms, three legs). They never showed the latter character walking, because they weren't sure exactly how to do it.

(I've got the TAS DVDs with commentary, and there are a lot of fun behind-the-scenes bits in there. The reason why the tribbles were pink is because the guy at Filmation, whose job it was to select colors was color blind.)

Quite a bit of the animated series was cheesy and deserved to be stricken from canon (the same goes double for Voyager and Enterprise), but there were also nuggets of quality in there, and things that were continued in later series. The animated series had the first holodeck malfunction episode, for instance (although they called it a "rec room"), which became a mainstay for the lazy writers of TNG and beyond.
7th-Jul-2008 02:27 am (UTC)
I think Kirk yiffing her was a foregone conclusion...I mean, he's Kirk...
7th-Jul-2008 12:49 am (UTC)
"and the Star Trek Animated series (or "We'll Just Pretend if Was All a Bad Dream")."

Heh... you ever do the Star Wars Christmas Special?
7th-Jul-2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Now that was pure dreck, notable only for the first on-screen appearance of Boba Fett.
7th-Jul-2008 01:24 am (UTC)
I've only seen parts, online. I couldn't stomach it to finish.
9th-Jul-2008 04:48 am (UTC)
I have a DVD of it (someone took aa not too bad quality tape and transferred it to DVD, and it has spreads across the net since then).

That and the Holiday CDs are excellent for making fans run screaming from the room.
7th-Jul-2008 02:28 am (UTC)
Excellent point!
7th-Jul-2008 01:16 am (UTC)
There are some people at my job who should really take that Office Casual message to heart.
7th-Jul-2008 02:23 am (UTC)
I enjoyed STV, but then I haven't seen the original movie in a long time. I generally watch it as "In Thy Image," where it's been cut down to just over an hour in length and is presented as the first episode of the lost "Star Trek: Phase II." New series, new Enterprise. A lot of the dreck is snipped, and what's left feels just like an episode of the original series.
7th-Jul-2008 02:43 am (UTC)
TAS rocked. The stories were generally pretty good (except for The Infinite Vulcan-although I'd love to see them integrate a 20ft Spock into the cannon) and the animation was........no worse than other Saturday morning shows in the early 70s.
7th-Jul-2008 03:50 am (UTC)
LOVE the animated series ones - my sweetie and I just got done watching them with his 10 year old son via the wonders of Netflix! Now we plan to start him on live-action TOS, since he's never seen any. What a great way to relive my own childhood ;->
7th-Jul-2008 11:47 am (UTC)
I love the animated series, it has its charms :)
7th-Jul-2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
I think I actually watched more of the animated series than any of the actual series.
7th-Jul-2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I really enjoyed the Animated Series. The animation wasn't great, and the voice acting was okay, but the stories were actually pretty good. Not to mention some great dialogue exchanges.
10th-Jul-2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
I really liked the animated series.
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