Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 1

Beyond the Farthest Star

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Sep 08, 1973 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • The Enterprise is captured by the gravity of a dead star while the crew discovers an ancient starship that holds an evil entity.

    The first episode of the animated series is a mystery episode that showcases a dead star and a new sort of alien ship, both of which would have difficult for the original series to create. The episode, written by Samuel A. Peeples (who wrote the pilot episode that sold the original Star Trek show) has some interesting moments and moves along nicely with a couple twists and turns. However, overall there's nothing too memorable, and the interesting bits don't add up to anything special.(I will give the episode bonus points for including some continuity touches that only a hardcore Trekker would notice, such as including Lieutenant Kyle and giving him a mustache, setting the stage for his appearance in the second Star Trek film.)