Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 13

The Ambergris Element

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Dec 01, 1973 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Kirk and Spock become water breathers, thanks to an underwater society.

    This is another installment of the cartoon series that explores an idea the live action series (and even films) would not have been able to do: an underwater episode. And the animation here is quite nice for Filmation. The story itself is a bit cliché and predictable, but that's mostly because the animated show isn't really the right place to reinvent the wheel; viewers would have to wait until the films and Star Trek: The Next Generation for more ambitious stories. This one, in the meantime, is a solid animated offering with Majel Barrett and James Doohan nicely giving voice the aliens.