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Great for a fan, but not for any one else.
on 4 November 2008
The Animated Series blasts off where the original series was cancelled, with further, continuing chapters of Kirk, Spock & Bones.
Most of the real stars did there own voices, the stories are well crafted, plus scripted by many of the TOS writers and Gene Roddenberry still had a hand in the creative process. So in the 1970's, when there was nothing else but Star Trek re-run's, it was excellent to have something new.
The dissapointment for me, was the show had very little thrills or suspense it should of had. This plainly fails to come across and is caused by a rather flat animation style. In most scenes their faces remain emotionless, bar the occasional eyebrow wiggle.
The DVD box does have a few audio commentaries on some of the episodes, which unlike the other Star Trek box sets don't have! Furthermore the packaging has lovely retro feel to it, so there are some redeeming qualities.
But unless you have a real hunger, to see EVERYTHING from the TOS era, buy the original 'live' series first and leave this till later.