Thursday, December 10, 2015

TV Review: Star Trek - The Animated Series

The Story: Most of the actors from Star Trek: The Original Series lend their voices to this animated continuation of their live action space adventures. As with the Original Series, the Enterprise and its crew-members, such as Captain Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy, travel throughout the galaxy exploring its wonders, helping people, and battling evil.

My Thoughts: The concepts in the Animated Series equal and occasionally, due to the creative freedom offered by animation, exceed those of the Original Series. The writing overall, however, is not as good, but it’s far enough above typical children’s cartoons that most fans of Star Trek will likely find it fairly entertaining.

Although the episode “The Magic of Megus-Tu” may be a contender for the worst Star Trek episode ever made, many others such as “Beyond the Farthest Star,” “Yesteryear,” and “The Ambergris Element” are as fun as any of the live action episodes. If you’re a fan of Star Trek and you like animation, then the Animated Series is well worth trying.

Content Overview: Safe for any viewers able to sort out the complicated worldview issues that one would expect from Star Trek. There’s just minor violence.

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