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Old 11-28-2016, 03:34 PM
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Josh has reviewed 'Star Trek: The Animated Series'. He says fans should find a lot here to savor here. Recommended.

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The Chekov role was replaced with a new navigator named Lt. Arex, an alien with three arms and three legs.
Couldn't they just turn Chekov into a non-speaking character, if they wanted to cut costs?
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:37 AM
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Great read! I hear this doesn't look much different from the DVDs, owing to the show's general ugliness. But I still wanna get it sometime.

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Couldn't they just turn Chekov into a non-speaking character, if they wanted to cut costs?
They'd probably still have had to pay for his likeness.
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One pedantic comment. The music in the show - 30 mins. worth in total - was written for the series by Filmation's regular composers. It's "original" music, per se, albeit obviously pastiche on the style of the TOS music.
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Couldn't they just turn Chekov into a non-speaking character, if they wanted to cut costs?
Many times, you also have to pay actors to use their physical likeness. I would assume if he was a non-speaking character, he still would have had to have been paid.
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In fact, the original plan was to just have Shatner and Nimoy reprise their roles. When it was discovered that Filmation would be using the likenesses but not the voices for the rest of the cast, Nimoy quickly intervened.

One thing I appreciate about TAS: In TOS's run the 'head writer' position rotated between John DF Black, Gene Coon, John Meredith Lucas and Fred Freiberger. For TAS it was finally Dorothy Fontana's turn.
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In fact, the original plan was to just have Shatner and Nimoy reprise their roles. When it was discovered that Filmation would be using the likenesses but not the voices for the rest of the cast, Nimoy quickly intervened.
Yep, Nimoy was the reason we got any of the other actors at all. Guy was a class act!

Believe it or not, I've never seen ANY of these animated episodes...waiting for the price to be around $25 on this set and then I'm all-in.
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Many times, you also have to pay actors to use their physical likeness. I would assume if he was a non-speaking character, he still would have had to have been paid.
Hm, true. They could have slightly altered his physical likeness Just like some toy companies do.

Han Solo looked like Harrison Ford in the 'Power of the Force II' line, but the 'Crystal Skull' Indiana was a mere deformed Harrison Ford-esque character. The Indiana Jones figure sold in Disneyland (next to the attraction) also looks nothing like Harrison Ford. For shame, of course.
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One pedantic comment. The music in the show - 30 mins. worth in total - was written for the series by Filmation's regular composers. It's "original" music, per se, albeit obviously pastiche on the style of the TOS music.
I have removed that line. Thanks for the clarification.
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"the franchise's first visit to Spock's Vulcan homeworld."

Speaking of pedantic comments, what about "Amok Time"?

Somehow I've only seen clips, maybe the first episode. Will have to finally check them out.
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