Wednesday, November 18, 2009
STAR TREK (1973)
The new Star Trek movie came out on DVD and Blu-Ray yesterday, and that's cool, and all. I like it fine, but it's not the real Star Trek. Actually, to me, The Original Series really isn't, either. The 1973 Saturday morning cartoon version of Star Trek was probably the very first Trek I ever saw, and that's why it'll always be the real Trek for me. I was eight years old, and I don't believe I ever missed an episode.
Not only did this show spur a voracious appetite for more Star Trek (further fed by James Blish and Alan Dean Foster Trek prose adaptations in paperback, Gold Key comics and the Christmas gift of Bjo Trimble's Trek Concordance long before I ever saw the original live-action series), but it ignited a general fascination for spacebound science fiction and a life-long love of Filmation cartoons as well.
You know, I still really dig this theme music....