Star Trek: The Animated Series

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Star Trek: The Animated Series
Premiere September 8, 1973
Finale October 12, 1974
Creator Gene Roddenberry
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute animated sci-fi
Company Filmation Associates,
Paramount Television
Distributor Paramount Television (1973-2006)
CBS Paramount Television (2006-2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007-2021)
CBS Media Ventures (2021-)
Seasons 2
Episodes 22
Origin USA

Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated continuation of the adventures of Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew. The show was voiced by most of the actors from Star Trek: The Original Series and billed as a Saturday morning children's show. Ultimately, it failed, and only ran for one season (although it did win an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Animated Program), plus a protracted extension into a second of six episodes. Gene Roddenberry had stated that with the possible exception of the episode "Yesteryear," the show should not be considered canon. CBS Television Studios (successor-in-interest to Paramount Television, distributor of the DVD set and the current Star Trek rights owner), has since stated that it should.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2
William Shatner Capt. James T. Kirk * *
Leonard Nimoy Cmdr. Spock * *
DeForrest Kelley Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2
Majel Barrett Nurse Christine Chapel * *
Lt. M'Ress * *
James Doohan Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott * *
Lt. Arex * *
Lt. Kyle *
Lt. Gabler *
Nichelle Nichols Lt. Nyota Uhura * *
George Takei Lt. Hikaru Sulu * *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 8, 1973 January 12, 1974 16
Season Two September 7, 1974 October 12, 1974 6


At a Glance: Additional information about the series

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region 1)
Star Trek: The Animated Series November 21, 2006 4

External Sites

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