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When the beloved and now iconic original Star Trek show was cancelled in 1969, and went into syndication, nobody was expecting how much fan support was out there for the Enterprise and its crew. As it became clear to CBS that there was a great appetite for further adventures, they debuted a Saturday morning cartoon that continued that epic five-year mission, with a number of episodes penned by science fiction notables.
The Star Trek Animated Show was produced by Gene Roddenberry and featured the voices of virtually every named star, including William Shatner Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, and the rest of the crew in 22 animated episodes that are considered canon by Trekkies the world around.
This book is the first to document the animated series, each episode lovingly and authoritatively described by authors who had astonishing access to behind-the-scenes tales, original scripts, and the talent who made it all happen.

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  • Beyond the Farthest Star
  • Yesteryear
  • One of Our Planets is Missing
  • The Lorelei Signal
  • More Tribbles, More Troubles
  • The Survivor
  • Behind the Scenes: Returning Cast
  • The Infinite Vulcan
  • The Magicks of Megas-Tu
  • Once Upon a Planet
  • Mudd’s Passion
  • The Terratin Incident
  • Behind the Scenes: Music
  • The Time Trap
  • The Ambergris Element
  • The Slaver Weapon
  • The Eye of the Beholder
  • The Jihad
  • Behind the Scenes: Animation
  • The Pirates of Orion
  • The Practical Joker
  • Albatross
  • How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth
  • The Counter Clock Incident
  • Series Legacy
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