Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 14

The Slaver Weapon

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Dec 15, 1973 on NBC



  • Notes

    • Niven's retained the rights to elements he "created" (i.e., borrowed from the short story "The Soft Weapon") for this episode. Thus the Kzinti appear here for the first and only time in Star Trek mythos and do not appear or are referenced in any other animated or live action episode (except for "The Infinite Vulcan" - see above). Task Force games produces the Star Fleet Battles boardgame and does have permission from Niven to use the Kzinti as part of "their" Trek universe/setting. (A Kzinti-like cat creature appears in the animated episode "Time Trap" but it is never identified as such.)