Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Anyway, so I thought it would be a lark to put Star Trek: The Animation into the Netflix cue, just to see if DJ would cotton to it. We just finished watching the first disc of a 4-part set and I'm thinking, this is going to be one of the sets of cartoons I end up collecting.
DJ really, really likes it - it's almost exactly like TOS but it's somehow more simple. Part of it is the fact that it's only a half-hour so they're bite-size for 8-year-old attention spans. At the same time, it is really, really well-written, and most of the original peeps from TOS are doing the voices!
It's actually pretty awesome in that TOS kind of way - it's ultra serious with some strange Roddenberry Liberal agenda and unintentionally hilarious at all the right moments. Like I said, it is basically the Star Trek universe on a child's scale. This is one of those cartoons that I seriously missed the boat on when I was a kid - according to Wikipedia, it was on TV from 1973-1974 - I think at that time I was probably watching Speed Buggy or Scrappy Doo or some crap.
Oh well, back to work.
Got the crew pic from epguides.com