Tag Archives: Star Trek TAS

FArF: The Lovely Backdrops of Star Trek: The Animated Series

In reviewing the old Star Trek animated series it was clear that a lot of the best art was in the creative and colorful backgrounds made for the planets.  Characters  silhouetted against the backdrops made an even a stronger impact.  The Original Series had lovely painted backdrops too, but in TAS, the imaginations soared, creating scenes the original couldn’t afford.  A shame there were only  22 episodes. I  especially like the re-creation of the Guardian of Forever in Yesteryear, and the planet Vulcan.  There’s a lovely image of Uhura resting by a lake in Once Upon a Planet. And the curvy architecture of the palace in The Lorelei Signal reflects its female inhabitants.  Which are your favorites?

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Spock heads back to his arid hometown in “Yesteryear’

The Daily Scrapbook 11/26/12 Trek Animated Cells for Sale!

Good Morning, Scrappers! Here’s today’s flashback:  At the convention I came across this flyer advertising original animated Cell art from the Star Trek Animated Series (From Filmation Studios)  I was tempted to buy one, but since I had neither a job nor a terrible high allowance at the time, it was out of the question.   Here they’re for sale for a mere $ 20.00 each.  I just checked their current value and these go anywhere from $80.00 to $275.00!  Alas, another opportunity missed!