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?
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!