Sep 21, 2020
Star Trek (TAS) “The Survivor” (part 1 of 2)
I’m a huge Star Trek fan, and when I discovered one of my local libraries had the animated series on DVD, I geeked. Now, some may have heard TAS is bad, and it’s true the animation is lacking, the music is repetitive, and some of the actors sound like they’re sleepwalking through their lines (Majel Barrett is not even trying to sound like different people), but despite all of this, I’m very fond of the series. Because this was my first introduction to Star Trek, seeing it on Saturday morning television.
And yes, despite that, I’m a Star Trek fan.
So I thought I’d give recapping an episode of TAS a try (because what the world really needs are more internet recappers). The episode I’ve chosen is not “so-bad-it’s-good”. This is just bad. I give you “The Survivor”, written by James Schmerererer… erer…
Let me make one thing very clear before I jump into this recap: it’s going to be very Trek-heavy, which means there are going to be many references to various past Star Trek episodes from the various series. You have been warned.