Now in its 25th Year Serving Animated STAR TREK Fans!
Chronicling the Forgotten STAR TREK Series and
Producing New Animated STAR TREK Episodes!
Big News! This year, 2020, is the 100th Anniversary of the birth of
James Doohan, talented actor behind the role of STAR TREK's Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
on televison and in the movies.
To commemorate that milestone, I just created a brand new
Animated Episode! "The Quintain" which features Scotty
in the lead role. I invite you to watch it.
Watch my New Animated STAR TREK Shows
Trailer for New Animated STAR TREK Adventures
Welcome to my guide to the
Animated STAR TREK series - the "forgotten" STAR TREK.
Here the browser can relive the memories of seeing the show as a child or
adult or discover the show for the first time. I, myself, was eleven years old when the
Animated STAR TREK first aired. I invite you to enjoy this site and please feel free to drop
me an e-mail if you have any questions or comments.
Episodes. List of episodes with
links to the individual episode pages.
Characters. List of series
characters with links to individual cast-member pages.
listing of dates and events mentioned in the Animated Star
Technology. List of ships and
devices from the Animated STAR TREK series, with links to
individual graphics/blueprint pages.
Lifeforms. List of the
aliens and creatures mentioned on the Animated STAR TREK
series, with photos and descriptions of each.
Personnel. List of all of
the Starfleet members seen and mentioned on the Animated
STAR TREK series, with photos and descriptions of
Production. Complete listing of
the writers and directors who worked on the Animated STAR
TREK series. Also complete Show Credits and a look at how the
show was produced.
References. Books used by the
author to create this Guide to Animated STAR TREK.
Chronological listing of changes made to this site. Check this page
to see what has been added recently.
about the production company that created the Animated STAR
TREK series. Also included is a chronological listing of all of
Writing for Limited Animation. Detailed treatment
of the technique of limited animation including how best to write scripts for limited animation
films especially the Saturday morning cartoon show.
New Episodes. List of the new animated
STAR TREK episodes created by Curt Danhauser with links to individual pages
to allow viewing of these new animated films.
Questions and Answers. Frequently
asked questions regarding the Animated STAR TREK series
along with their answers.
Download the Animated STAR
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Randy Hall over at Sci-Fi Pulse.Net reviewed my animated episode! Spoiler Alert! - The review gives away the story's ending.
I've gotten a nice review by Bernd Schneider from the fantastic Ex Astris Scientia site! Spoiler Alert! - The review contains details of the story's twists and ending.
Several of my New Animated STAR TREK films were shown at the Animation Supercon in Miami Florida.
My Animated episode was listed in Bakersfield Magazine's Insiders Guide in the August 2009 issue.
The Animated STAR TREK Series has been released
on DVD with Extras!
On November 21st, 2006, Paramount officially released Star
Trek: The Animated Series on DVD. The packaging is shown at
right and the suggested retail price is around $39, but it can be ordered from Amazon.com for around $24.
What is especially noteworthy is that Paramount's announcements
have listed several extras.
The extras are:
"Drawn to the Final Frontier - The Making of Star Trek: The
"What's the Star Trek Connection?"
Text Commentaries by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda
("Yesteryear," "The Eye of the Beholder," "The Counter-Clock
Other extras include commentary and/or interviews featuring:
Interview with Associate Producer/Story Editor/Writer D.C. Fontana.
Interview with Filmation Producer Lou Scheimer
Director Hal Sutherland who helmed 20 of the 22 episodes.
David Wise, the Co-Writer of the episode "How Sharper Than A
Writer David Gerrold, talking about his episodes "Bem" and the
original series tribbles sequel, "More Tribbles, More Troubles".
Judith and Garfield Reese-Stevens (STAR TREK
novelists, Enterprise Writers/Co-Producers, Co-Authors of
several non-fiction Trek books including STAR TREK: Phase
II, The Art of Star Trek and the tenth anniversary tome
STAR TREK: The Next generation - The Continuing Mission)
to discuss their perspective on the animated series' place in Trek
Walter Koenig, writer of "The Infinite Vulcan" animated
Book About Writing For Television by Animated STAR TREK writer Larry Brody!
Television Writing from the Inside Out: Your Channel to Success by Larry Brody
Television Writing from the Inside Out is a how-to book with a difference: Larry Brody is a television writer-producer who has helped shape the medium. The book is rooted in experience, and told in the breezy style that is the trademark of Brody and his award-winning website TVWriter.Com, which has helped launch the careers of many new writers. The information given by Brody and the manner in which he gives it has made him a writing guru to thousands of hopefuls.Television Writing from the Inside Out covers: what writing jobs are available; the format, structure and stages of teleplay development; tips on the writing of different genres - drama, comedy, action, the television film, soap opera, animation; and sample teleplays by Brody and others, with analyses of why they were written the way they were in terms of creativity, business, production and "insider politics."Television Writing from the Inside Out presents all that Larry Brody has learned about writing, selling and surviving in the television industry. The best-kept secret in show business has been that it is a business, but Brody's readers will know the truth - and armed with their new knowledge, they will have a significant edge as they set out to conquer this fascinating field.
Larry Brody is the author of the Animated STAR TREK episode "The Magicks of Megas-tu" and the 1995 STAR TREK: Voyager episode "Tattoo."
New Book About Filmation by Co-founder Lou Scheimer
Lou Scheimer: Creating The Filmation Generation by Lou
Scheimer with Andy Mangels
Hailed as one of the fathers of Saturday morning television, Lou
Scheimer was the co-founder of Filmation Studios, which for over
25 years provided animated excitement for TV and film. Always at
the forefront, Scheimer's company created the first DC cartoons
with Superman, Batman, and Aquaman, ruled the song charts with
The Archies, kept Trekkie hope alive with the Emmy-winning Star
Trek: The Animated Series, taught morals with Fat Albert and the
Cosby Kids, and swung into high adventure with Tarzan, The Lone
Ranger, and Zorro. Forays into live-action included Shazam! and The
Secrets of Isis, plus groundbreaking special effects work on Jason of
Star Command and others. And in the 1980s, Filmation single-
handedly caused the syndication explosion with He-Man and the
Masters of the Universe and its successors.
Now, Lou Scheimer tells the entire story to best-selling author Andy
Mangels, including how his father decked Adolf Hitler, memories of
the comics of the Golden Age, schooling with Andy Warhol, and
what it meant to lead the last all-American animation company
through nearly thirty years of innovation and fun! Profusely
illustrated with photos, model sheets, storyboards, presentation art,
looks at rare and unproduced series, and more plus stories from top
animation insiders about Scheimer and Filmation's past this book
will show the Filmation Generation the story behind the stories!
Be sure to check out the Animated Adventures of the U.S.S. Farragut, also done in the Filmation style. I contributed some backgrounds to their laudable efforts.
Here is an animation I created based on Frank Miller's Sin City.
Be sure to visit Kail Tescar's
excellent STAR TREK: The Animated Series web site:
I worked behind the camera on two small
independant film directed by my friend Mike
New STAR TREK S.C.E. Omnibus contains sequel to
"The Time Trap" [TAS].
On December 11, 2007, the third Starfleet Corps of Engineers trade
paperback collection will be published. The book collects eBooks
#43 through 49 and is entitled "Star Trek: SCE: Creative Couplings."
The book includes S.C.E. #44 "Where Time Stands Still" by Dayton
Ward and Kevin Dilmore. As the original publishing was as an eBook,
this will mark the first time this story appears in print!
The contents of the collection includes:
"Paradise Interrupted" by John S. Drew
"Where Time Stands" Still by Dayton Ward and Kevin
Dilmore (featuring the character Lieutenant Commander Curtis
Danhauser - science officer of the starship U.S.S. T'Saura!)
"The Art of the Deal" by Glenn Greenberg
"Spin" by J. Steven York and Christina F. York
"Creative Couplings" by Glenn Hauman and Aaron
"Small World" by David Mack
STAR TREK Novel is Direct Sequel to "The Time Trap"
In September 2003, STAR TREK novel authors Dayton Ward
and Kevin Dilmore contacted me to inform me that
they were working on a new Starfleet Corps of Engineers novel that
would be a direct sequel to the Animated STAR TREK
epsiode "The Time Trap". I was thrilled,
since that was my favorite animated episode. But, there was
more to their missive. They also wanted to know if it would be okay
to name a character in the book after me! One of the
Starfleet personnel in the tale, who was to work hand in hand with
the S.C.E. characters, was to be named Curt Danhauser - as a sort of
homage to me for my efforts to give long-overdue respect to the
forgotten series by creating this website and also for my work on
the Animated STAR TREK Trading Card set.
I said "Yes", of course, and to make a long story short, one year
later, in September 2004, their book was published. It is entitled
STAR TREK - Starfleet Corps of Engineers #44: Where Time
Stands Still and it is a really great read. In addition to its being
an exciting adventure story, it is also important because it is the
first novel published by Pocket Books to directly acknowledge and
tie-in with events from the Animated STAR TREK series. It
also reconciles some of the events of Starfleet's early history as
described by the Enterprise and Animated STAR
TREK series. I encourage all lovers of good adventure and
especially fans of the Animated STAR TREK to get Starfleet
Corps of Engineers #44 - if only to find out the fate of my
namesake. Below is a synopsis of the book and a handy link to
Simon & Shuster's page for the book for purchasing.
Curt Danhauser, January
Before the twenty-fourth-century adventures of David Gold, Sonya
Gomez, and the crew of the U.S.S. da Vinci came the more
rough-and-tumble Starfleet Corps of Engineers of the twenty-third
century. In the wake of an incident involving the Starship
Enterprise and the infamous Delta Triangle, Lieutenant
Commander Mahmud al-Khaled and the crew of the run-down
U.S.S. Lovell must "open" the Triangle -- and also find a
lost generation ship that was last seen entering the phenomenon.
But the mission grows even more complex when the Gorn arrive,
demanding -- at gunpoint -- that the Gorn criminals inside the
Triangle be returned to them. A gripping new twenty-third-century
drama in the tradition of Foundations! During their adventures near
the Delta Quadrant, the crew of the U.S.S. Lovell work with
the crew of the science starship U.S.S. T'Saura including
science officer Lieutenant Commander Curtis Danhauser!
A note about my involvement with the Animated STAR
TREK Trading Cards:
In August 2002, I began working with Steve Charendoff president of
Rittenhouse Archives on the creation
of an Animated STAR TREK Trading Card set. I was
employed to write the synopses and the secondary
(behind-the-scenes) text for the deluxe 198-card set. I was also
provided with several thousand screen captures
from the 22 episodes and asked to choose the 396 images that
would grace the fronts and backs of the cards.
In addition, I wrote the bridge crew biographies and provided
detailed voice credits for the James Doohan
tribute cards. I completed the writing and graphic task on Dec. 31,
2002 and the card set which was slated
for a February 2003 release finally hit the streets in March 2003.
The card set turned out beautifully, and only a few text errors made
their way into the cards after my material
was turned in. In regards to graphics, only a few incorrect images
and a smattering of incorrectly recolored
characters are evident in the final set. It is about time that the
Forgotten STAR TREK Series got the full
trading card treatment.