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  • Directors: Hal Sutherland, Bill Reed
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, German, Danish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Castilian, Finnish, Dutch, English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Mar. 2009
  • Run Time: 660 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001R65FMY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,736 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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22 episode first season of the animated version of Gene Roddenberry's seminal sci-fi series. In 1973, at the peak of the original series' success, Roddenberry made an animated version of Star Trek for NBC featuring the voices of nearly all of the original cast members. Here, the entire series is re-mastered with updated audio quality.

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Star Trek: The Animated Series is often referred to as Star Trek's "fourth season" because it was created in 1973, four years after the third and final season of the original series, and because most of the original cast provided the voices. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, and Majel Barrett reprised their characters, and some contributed other voices as well. The only major omission was Walter Koenig's Chekov, who was replaced at the navigation console by Lieutenant Arex, the three-armed alien who most prominently represented the series' freedom to create non-humanoid characters. (Koenig did write an episode.) And while the animation is crude at best, the stories are solid sci-fi (penned by some of Star Trek's veteran writers including DC Fontana and David Gerrold, all of whom received prominent opening credits), explored the Star Trek mythos, and elevated the series above typical Saturday-morning fare. For example, "Yesteryear" goes back to Spock's early years on Vulcan, continuing some explorations from the original series' "Journey to Babel," and offers the familiar voice of Mark Lenard as Sarek. "One of Our Planets Is Missing" raises some interesting philosophical questions about the value of life, and "More Tribbles, More Troubles" and "Mudd's Passion" revisit favorite characters. Star Trek: The Animated Series lasted just barely over one season, but it won the franchise's only Emmy (for Outstanding Entertainment Children's Series in 1975) and some of its ideas were embraced by future series. Trekkers who know it only by reputation will find it a valuable part of the Star Trek canon. In addition to the series' 22 half-hour episodes, the DVD set includes "Drawn to the Final Frontier: The Making of Star Trek: The Animated Series," a 24-minute featurette including interviews with the producers and writers (but not actors) on how the series was created and why it still holds up; "What's the Star Trek Connection?", a glossary of characters and themes common to the animated series and other series; a storyboard gallery; and a brief text history. Writer David Gerrold and producer David Wise contribute audio commentaries on three and one episode, respectively, and the ever-reliable Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda provide text commentary on three other episodes. --David Horiuchi

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jer on 27 Aug. 2010
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I didn't think I would like this but wow was I surprised! Turns out it's my favourite season of the original series. Yes I consider it a season, it has all the original actors, Gene Roddenberry, and even a few cross-overs to earlier episodes. The animation style is very basic, but it still allowed for things that just weren't possible or would have cost too much to do in live action. Like the life support belts, or the living ship, or my favourite a glimpse of a Vulcan city. I never considered the animated series to be a "real" part of Star Trek; I stand corrected. Give it a chance, you won't be disappointed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mischief TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 April 2011
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Well, this is indeed an oddity, and not something I'd ever even heard of before seeing it here on Amazon. A follow-up to the classic / okay / past-its-best (delete depending on your point of view) TV show from the 60's, Star Trek: The Animated Series isn't so much a sequel to, as it is a continuation of, that idea. It features the voice talents of all of the original cast (with the exception of Walter Koenig as Chekov, who was left out apparently for budget reasons) as well as similar settings and story lines, and the same old mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, etc...

The overall quality of the print is excellent and the sound is also first-rate, I would guess virtually as good as the day the show was first aired. There are very few motion artefacts to detract from the viewing experience or to betray the show's age, in fact the only give-away is that the animation is of the classic 70's style, the kind you may well have seen in Hanna-Barbera shows of the same period. And although making a cartoon (I use that term loosely) did allow the makers to explore plots that would have been prohibitively expensive for a live-action show, a lot of the time settings and backgrounds are, understandably, overly colourful but lacking in detail, so don't expect the kind of quality you might see in a big-budget animated movie or even in some of today's cartoons. What it does give you is more of the classic series but in a different form, and rather than it being Star Trek on-the-cheap, I think that you'll quickly see this as nothing less than the original show in slightly different trousers.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Reina H. Watt on 3 July 2009
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I've always wanted to watch this series and until today I never got the chance beyond two full episodes and a minute or two of other episodes, I had always been interested in getting the DVD box set that had come out several years ago, but at the time I wasn't able to afford it.
With the release of the remastered Original series, which I'm almost finished completing at the time of writing this, the Animated series box set got a re-release.

Now most likely a lot of those who have bought this series got the earlier metal box set and so didn't feel that this was anything worthwhile, and I guess if I had bought that set I would agree, but I hadn't. So I may as well explain what this set is like.

Unlike with the Original series remastering, this series hasn't been cleaned up at all, it's still it's original footage. That means all the dirt, hair, animation errors, mismatched colours and more has remained.
I'm sure there'll be people scoffing at that, but I think it's cute to see the footage not remastered and cleaned up, it shows how animation was back in the 70s.

All the episodes are shown by broadcast date and not by stardate, it does seem messy, but again that's just just due to how things were when the series was made.
The sound is the same as ever and the action is as you would expect for a cartoon of the 70s.

The box itself is plastic, fairly solid, the same size as the Original Series Remastered box sets, minus the metal casing addition. The four discs are placed on two plastic discs and are back to back, with neither touching the main disc section. They're easy enough to remove and put back in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S Connor on 7 Oct. 2013
First and foremost, I think it is important to clarify the DVD details, because at the moment of writing this review Amazon's description does not appear to be accurate.
I am assuming, although obviously I cannot be 100% certain, that the box-set I have (a gift, and I don't think purchased on Amazon) is the standard one, so the same as sold here on Amazon: re-packaged, Region 2, 4 discs, released by CBS DVD in 2011.
Well, it happens to have:

LANGUAGES: English (5.1); French, German, Italian, Spanish (Mono).
SUBTITLES: English SDH, English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish.
COMMENTARY AND TEXT COMMENTARY SUBTITLES: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

The 4 discs contain 22 episodes of approximately twenty minutes each, and the following Special Features:
Audio Commentaries (only to some episodes)by David Gerrold or David Wise; Text Commentaries (only to some episodes) by Michael and Denise Okuda; Storyboard Gallery; featurettes "The Infinite Vulcan", "Drawn to the Final Frontier", "What's the Star Trek Connection?", "Show History".

All the actors from the Original Series cast, including Majel Barrett but with the exception of Walter Koenig, reprise their original roles, dubbing their characters. Walter Koenig, while not present as Chekov, penned an episode.
The animated characters are all quite resemblant to the physical appearance of the actors, apart from Scott, who looks nothing like James Doohan.
The stories themselves are good quality, overall, very similar, in tone and general mood, to the Original Series: if you liked that, you will probably enjoy this Animated Series, too. However, if you weren't a fan of Roddenberry's series in the first place, then maybe this is not for you (or in any case not the place to start your Star Trek adventure with).
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