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TOS or TAS?

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McTrekkin

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Report this May. 21 2011, 7:44 am

TOS. I feel it had, for the most part, better stories to work with. Though I did admire TAS for its imagination.

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Report this May. 21 2011, 10:04 am

Why is this question being asked?


There really has to be no doubt that TOS was superior. More innovative being the first, better stories (Yesteryear was AS GOOD but not better), longer running time per episode, and TAS was aimed at kids so really, it was not going to compete with big bro in any way, shape or form.


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Report this May. 21 2011, 10:15 am

TOS


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Report this May. 21 2011, 10:29 am

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>CBS is now in charge of Star Trek so what is their take on canon.

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TAS begs that a new term be invented for it. Like provisional canon. I mean, it's one thing to fogive the discrepancies of TOS in general (specially the first episodes) such as Starfleet not being called Starfleet, Spock's burst of emotion in The Cage, or Enterprise firing with photon torpedo effects in 'Balance of Terror' when Kirk asked for phasers.


But TAS just takes it to a whole new level with The Galactic Center in 'The Magics of Megas-Tu' and its Bonaventure class in 'The Time Trap'. And let's not forget the #1 TAS offender: 'The Slaver Weapon'.


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Report this May. 22 2011, 5:13 am

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ May. 21 2011, 10:29 am

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>CBS is now in charge of Star Trek so what is their take on canon.

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TAS begs that a new term be invented for it. Like provisional canon. I mean, it's one thing to fogive the discrepancies of TOS in general (specially the first episodes) such as Starfleet not being called Starfleet, Spock's burst of emotion in The Cage, or Enterprise firing with photon torpedo effects in 'Balance of Terror' when Kirk asked for phasers.

But TAS just takes it to a whole new level with The Galactic Center in 'The Magics of Megas-Tu' and its Bonaventure class in 'The Time Trap'. And let's not forget the #1 TAS offender: 'The Slaver Weapon'.


No need the very best concepts in TAS made it into canon by being included in the series and films that followed.


It is not easy to take a one hour adult science fiction series and make it play out in 22 mins while at the same time trying to entertain children.


I like TAS it was alittle taste of Trek on TV after a very long drought.


 


 


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Report this May. 29 2011, 10:03 pm

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> TAS was clearly above the writing of other cartoons of it's time such as "The Brady Kids," "Lassie's Rescue Rangers" and "Josie & The Pussycats."

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While that is true, I still think TOS is better.


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Report this May. 30 2011, 12:27 am

Indeed. I don't see how, in general, it could be said that TAS was above TOS. There are occations where the medium opens it up to be creative enough to compete, but overall it does not supass the original.


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Report this May. 30 2011, 7:31 pm

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>Indeed. I don't see how, in general, it could be said that TAS was above TOS. There are occations where the medium opens it up to be creative enough to compete, but overall it does not supass the original.

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I don't think there was any intention to surpass but to compliment the original.

Yes, I believ that is so. Ironic since it won an emmy, of course it was in the kids tv category, and there wasn't much competition.


But still, it's weird how it can be take out of context and one can say "TAS has an emmy and TOS doesn't"


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Report this Aug. 12 2011, 3:09 pm

Quote: Six of Nine @ May. 03 2011, 6:22 pm

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>From what I have seen of TOS ill say TAS

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Explain.


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Report this Sep. 15 2011, 4:55 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ May. 05 2011, 5:37 am

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>You have to remember ive only seen 5 or so episodes of TOS.

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Then 1 you shouldn't have bothered with TAS. You might as well watch voyage home without wrath of kahn or search for spock and 2 how can you vote in the subject without having watched both series?


I have seen all the movies, TWOK and Voyage Home being my favorite.


Now that I have finished TOS I must say, so much better than TAS. 


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Report this Nov. 14 2011, 8:15 pm

TOS is obviously superior,However if they had put a bit more time and effort into TAS i think they could have ended up with something that would have riveled any TOS episode. Instead of making TAS mature and thoughfull they took the cheap way out and half assed the whole project (with a few exceptions) At least that is my opinion

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Report this Nov. 17 2011, 11:59 pm

It's a difficult question as you cannot compare a live-action episode lasting 40 minutes to a cartoon for kids, lasting 20 minutes..
But I really enjoyed watching TAS, the animation wasn't that stunning, but hey, consider the plot! Each episode had a great history to tell! 

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Report this Dec. 20 2011, 1:44 pm

Quote: finka @ Nov. 17 2011, 11:59 pm

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>It's a difficult question as you cannot compare a live-action episode lasting 40 minutes to a cartoon for kids, lasting 20 minutes..
But I really enjoyed watching TAS, the animation wasn't that stunning, but hey, consider the plot! Each episode had a great history to tell! 

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The TOS episodes are actually 50 minutes.


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Report this Dec. 29 2011, 3:27 pm

A giant Apollo didn't seem that out of place on TOS, so why would a giant Spock be that far out of the question ?


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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 9:51 am

Technically, I think TAS is just more TOS presented as a cartoon. You gotta admit, it sure saved the producers money on special effects.

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