Star Trek - The Animated Series
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Star Trek - The Animated Series
First Aired: September 8th, 1973
Status: Ended
Network: NBC
Summary: This is the further adventures of the Star Trek series in a half-hour animated form. This show basically continues the adventures of the original series (presumably in the fourth year of the five-year mission), but takes advantage of the unlimited special effects provided by animation to introduce more alien crewmen (the felinoid M'Ress and the tripedal Arex) as well as introduce more elaborate adventures like an underwater adventure, the miniaturization of the crew to 1 cm., and the appearance of a giant fire-breathing two-headed dragon. The show is currently not considered "canon" by Paramount and the folks associated with the various subsequent TV shows. However, elements of the animated series have been used in subsequent shows (Sarek refers to the events of "Yesteryear" in TNG's "Reunification Pt. 1") and the Enterprise-D's holodeck seems to have been in part inspired by the holodeck we see in "Practical Joker". Also, writers such as Peter David have used some elements from t
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The Pirates of Orion
Episode 1: The Pirates of Orion
Air Date: September 7th, 1974, 12:00 AM
Summary: When Spock is stricken down by a disease fatal to Vulcans, the Enterprise is to meet a freighter with a load of drugs that provides the only cure, but Orion pirates attack the ship and Kirk must track down the Orions and the drug before it is too late.
Bem
Episode 2: Bem
Air Date: September 14th, 1974, 12:00 AM
Summary: The Enterprise has as an observer on their current exploration/contact missions - Commander Ari bn Bem of the planet Pandro. He is rude and obnoxious and dangerously independent, but Kirk is under orders to treat him well to further relations with Pandro. After six months in his cabin Bem insists on going on a landing party. Trying to rescue Bem (who claims he is observing the primitive locals), Kirk and Spock are captured. Bem has replaced their communicators and phasers with dummies to observe them under stress as well. He reveals he is a colony creature who can split his body into separate, individually independent parts. Meanwhile, a sensory anomaly is sweeping over the planet, and appears to be a ""god"" of some sort that claims responsibility over its ""children"" and insists they leave. Bem escapes and Kirk rescues him again by telling the ""god"" that he has the same responsibility to Bem it does to her children. A chastened Bem acquiesces and the planet's natives are left to develop
The Practical Joker
Episode 3: The Practical Joker
Air Date: September 21st, 1974, 12:00 AM
Summary: The Enterprise explores a mysterious cloud in space. After passing through it the ship's computer begins acting in a bizarre fashion. It replicates Kirk's shirts with ""Kirk is a Jerk"" on the back, manufacturers devices that leave a black eye ring on Spock, and shoot cream pies out of the food devices. Things take a turn for the worse when McCoy, Sulu, and Uhura are trapped in thea holodeck where they are beset by dangerous weather phenomena. They are rescued by Scotty when he bypasses the controls, but the Enterprise crew are further endangered when the Romulans attack and the ship's computer overrides manual controls. By feigning fear of the cloud, Kirk tricks the ship's computer into entering the cloud, which reverses the process. As they depart, they pick up transmissions from the pursuing Romulan ship that they are experiencing strange phenomena from their computer...
Albatross
Episode 4: Albatross
Air Date: September 28th, 1974, 12:00 AM
Summary: Dr. McCoy is arrested and held responsible for causing a plague that ravaged the planet Dramia Two, where he performed a mass-innoculation 19 years earlier.
How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth?
Episode 5: How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth?
Air Date: October 5th, 1974, 12:00 AM
Summary: The Enterprise is tracing the course of a probe that scanned Earth and sent a signal back along its course. They are attacked by a serpent-shaped energy field belonging to a feathered serpent who claims to be Kulkukan of Mayan-Aztec legend. It beams Kirk, McCoy, Scott, and Ensign Walking Bear aboard its ship to solve its puzzle before he will reveal himself. Aligning the mirrors in a strange city, they solve the puzzle and Kulkukan appears before them. It takes them to its ""zoo"" of violent creatures that now live in tranquility. Spock figures a way to break Kulkukan's force field and Kirk uses the diversion to free the animals. Kulkukan realizes that is not a god, but just a delusional old alien that once helped the younger races along. It leaves in sadness, leaving McCoy to remember the Shakespearean quote, ""How sharper than a serpent's tooth is an ungrateful child...""
The Counter-Clock Incident
Episode 6: The Counter-Clock Incident
Air Date: October 12nd, 1974, 12:00 AM
Summary: With Commodore Robert April (the first commander of the Enterprise) on board, Kirk pursues a ship plunging into a supernova, and enters a universe where time runs backwards.
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