My son and I had Star Trek: Generations on in the background while he was using his DS and I was catching up on last Friday's movie bloghop, when I finally got to comment on Squid's entry. I had forgotten about his Animated Trek project. My son and I had a little bit of time still before his Odyssey of the Mind meeting, so I decided to throw this week's episode on the screen.
Star Trek played a HUGE role in my life right up until about the turn of the century. The animated series was a part when I was young but I had only seen the two episodes considered "cannon" as an adult and that was about 20 years ago.
In this episode, which was the third of the animated series, the Enterprise must contend with a massive space cloud that eats planets, now targeting a Federation colony of over 82 million.
I had dismissed the animated series a little while back. If the episodes are all as strong as this one, perhaps it will join Star Trek Voyager and Enterprise in my son's and my Trek television rotation. I thought the story was strong, the animation was acceptable, and the voice work top notch.