Star Trek: The Animated Series

Star Trek: The Animated Series (also known as The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek) is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe and a continuation of Star Trek: The Original Series.

The series was aired under the name Star Trek, but it has become widely known under this longer name (or abbreviated as ST:TAS or TAS) to differentiate it from the original live action Star Trek. The success of the original 1960s live action series in syndication and fan pressure for a Star Trek revival led to The Animated Series from 1973-1974, as the source of new adventures of the Enterprise crew, prior to the live-action feature film series that started in 1979 with Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It was the first Star Trek series to win an Emmy Award.