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Libbie
09-16-2009, 08:53 AM
Star Trek: The Animated Series is like so f0ckin' awesome.

You think I'm kidding, but I am so not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH_ywv9FqW4

MacAllister
09-16-2009, 08:57 AM
Retitling the thread for Google-friendlier status. :)

Libbie
09-16-2009, 09:05 AM
Oh, yeah, sorry about that. I'm all out of it because I had to wrestle/get bitten by a geriatric sheep today, and my brain isn't working like it should.

WORD UP, KIRK IS A JERK!

BardSkye
09-16-2009, 09:05 AM
And the logs of those voyages, by Alan Dean Foster, are just as good, if not better.

dpaterso
09-16-2009, 10:07 AM
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/dpat57/charlie.jpg

Charlie makes you laugh until your head explodes.

BigWords
09-16-2009, 11:30 AM
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...

KellyAssauer
09-16-2009, 03:31 PM
Oh Geez, wait until quickWit finds out that there aren't any "Tas" in this thread...

spamwarrior
09-16-2009, 03:51 PM
HAHAHAHAHHA

KTC
09-16-2009, 03:57 PM
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...

I will.

spamwarrior
09-16-2009, 03:58 PM
When was that made?

KellyAssauer
09-16-2009, 04:34 PM
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/io9/2009/05/st-voodoo.jpg



Looks like in the seventies or sumpin?

DeleyanLee
09-16-2009, 04:38 PM
When was that made?

IIRC, it was the late 1970's. I was still in high school and at the height of my Trek mania at the time.

The only thing I remember being annoyed at is that Nichelle and Majel did pretty much ALL the female voices, and it got really noticeable after a while (like about 3 episodes). For the time, it was a decent show.

dpaterso
09-16-2009, 04:44 PM
Methinks the animated series used some classic sci-fi as source material, I can remember boggling over one of Larry Niven's short stories ("The Soft Weapon"?) shakily adapted to the cartoon Trek scenario. And they had a bird-headed crewman or similar odd critter among the regulars. No insult intended to bird-headed AWers, but that was just plain wrong.

-Derek

DeleyanLee
09-16-2009, 05:01 PM
He wasn't bird-headed. He actually always looked more like a raisin head, but I'm running off old memories. IIRC, he was the navigator at times. There was also a feline officer, communications, I think she was. That never made sense to me, since I believe Nichelle did her voice, so why not just use Uhura? *shrug*

BenPanced
09-16-2009, 05:13 PM
He wasn't bird-headed. He actually always looked more like a raisin head, but I'm running off old memories. IIRC, he was the navigator at times. There was also a feline officer, communications, I think she was. That never made sense to me, since I believe Nichelle did her voice, so why not just use Uhura? *shrug*
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry did M'ress's voice.

And the animation was pretty sucktacular.

Romantic Heretic
09-16-2009, 05:28 PM
Hanna-Barbera was going through a bad phase in their animation at that time.

Most of the shows seemed to consist of the main characters running from right to left, one at a time, except for the occasional left to right.

I got really bored with it after the first fifty times.

DeleyanLee
09-16-2009, 05:33 PM
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry did M'ress's voice.

Ah! Thanks for refreshing the ancient memory.

BenPanced
09-16-2009, 05:42 PM
Hanna-Barbera was going through a bad phase in their animation at that time.

Most of the shows seemed to consist of the main characters running from right to left, one at a time, except for the occasional left to right.

I got really bored with it after the first fifty times.
ST:TAS was Filmation, an even cheaper studio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmation). If you watched enough of their shows, you could see how much they used rotoscoping over stock footage.

dpaterso
09-16-2009, 05:58 PM
He wasn't bird-headed. He actually always looked more like a raisin head, but I'm running off old memories. IIRC, he was the navigator at times. There was also a feline officer, communications, I think she was. That never made sense to me, since I believe Nichelle did her voice, so why not just use Uhura? *shrug*
Ye could be right, I looked around but couldn't see anything resembling what my disintegrating memory chips threw up.

http://www.danhausertrek.com/AnimatedSeries/Lifeforms.html

That site's got some nifty reference links.

-Derek

KellyAssauer
09-16-2009, 05:59 PM
Rotos can scope?
Who knew?
I just enjoy saying: "They are subdued! Strip them of their weapons and personal effects and remove the Voodoo pins!"

I mean really, how often do you get the chance?

Libbie
09-16-2009, 06:29 PM
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...
I will not say how bad the animation was...

The badness of the animation is like 98% of its power.

The random close-ups on 1/4 of a character's face. The total lack of expression on everybody's face; not just Spock. The way the whites of their eyes are all skin-tone. I love it so much.

MsGneiss
09-16-2009, 07:54 PM
It has the same look and feel of Sealab. Is it done by the same folks?

dpaterso
09-16-2009, 08:08 PM
On a related note, I just re-re-re-watched Futurama's brilliant "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" TOS pastiche, which had me chuckling (again).

-Derek

BenPanced
09-16-2009, 08:28 PM
It has the same look and feel of Sealab. Is it done by the same folks?
Sealab 2020 (the original, not the Adult Swim parody Sealab 2021) was Hanna-Barbera. ST:TAS was Filmation.

BigWords
09-16-2009, 08:51 PM
With all the nostalgia over bad cartoons it will only be a matter of time before the early Marvel 'animated comics' from the sixties are regarded as classics of the medium.

BenPanced
09-16-2009, 11:59 PM
I remember those, with their amazing two-cel animation and black outlines against a solid background. Adult Swim did a horrible, horrible, horrible, wretched parody called Minori-Team, and that's all I'm sayin' about it.

Romantic Heretic
09-17-2009, 12:59 AM
ST:TAS was Filmation, an even cheaper studio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmation). If you watched enough of their shows, you could see how much they used rotoscoping over stock footage.
Oop. I stand corrected. http://bestsmileys.com/blushing/5.gif

BenPanced
09-17-2009, 07:37 PM
's'okay. I know I watched more TV growing up than should have been allowed by law.