A formless, malevolent entity takes control of the Enterprise, but Kirk lures it into an imploded star mass to save the galaxy.
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Howard Weinstein began writing Star Trek stories in high school for his friends and his perseverance over the years paid off when a story written during his senior year was finally purchased and aired on The Animated Series.
Weinstein credits a Star Trek book as his inspiration to become a writer. “When Trek started in 1966,” he said, “I was twelve, and already interested in the real space program, so Trek grabbed me – both the stories and the characters. Stephen Whitfield‘s book The Making of Star Trek, one of the best making-of books ever, really inspired my desire be a TV writer.”
David Gerrold shared his thoughts recently on the two shows he penned for The Animated Series and explained how James Kirk got his middle name.
When he heard about The Animated Series, Gerrold wanted in on the action. “I’d heard about The Animated Series and I’d dropped notes to Gene [Roddenberry] and Dorothy [Fontana] that said, ‘I’m available if you need me. I’d love to do one.’ Dorothy called me and said, ‘Well, of course you’re going to do the Tribble episode that we didn’t get to do during Star Trek’s third season.’ So I went in and we blocked something out that we thought would work and we had a lot of fun with it.”
For Walter Koenig, writing The Infinite Vulcan was an often frustrating process.
Although Koenig wasn’t included in the voice work for Star Trek: The Animated Series, he was able to contribute to the series although contributing meant having to deal with Gene Roddenberry‘s many changes to his script.
In the early 1970s, twenty-two episodes of an animated Star Trek series aired Saturday mornings on NBC and Hal Sutherland directed all but the last two episodes.
Sutherland had a great deal of responsibility when it came to the animated series. “I retained absolute control of every faction of the production,” he said.
Mulgrew in Iowa
As reported by The Telegraph Herald, Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway,) will be the keynote speaker at the Dubuque County (Iowa) Democrats’ annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Tuesday, April 28.
Mulgrew’s father, T.J., will be inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame.
Tickets at the door are &_#36;40, and the reception and banquet will be held at Happy’s Place, 2323 Rockdale Road, Dubuque. (more…)