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Filmation Associates, Norway Productions William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley Hal Sutherland Lou Scheimer, Norm Prescott, D. C. Fontana , Yvette Blaise, Jeff Michael
  • 1973
  • Filmation Associates, Norway Productions
  • Paramount Studios
  • Star Trek Episode Guide
  • Cartoon Characters: Mr. Spock, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, Lieutenant Uhura, Chuft Captain, Kzin Soldier, Computer, Kzinti Telepath, Slaver Weapon Computer.
  • Vocal Talent: William Shatner (Captain James Tiberius Kirk [credit only]), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy [credit only]), James Doohan (Chuft Captain, Kzin Soldier, Computer, Kzinti Telepath), George Takei (Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura), Majel Barrett (Slaver Weapon Computer).
  • Directed By Hal Sutherland.
  • Produced By Lou Scheimer, Norm Prescott.
    Associate Producer: D. C. Fontana.
  • Animated By Robert Bentley, Jim Brummett, Bob Carlson, Rudy Cataldi, Jesse Cosio, Zeon Davush, Lil Evans, Paul Fennell, Otto Feuer, Ed Friedman, Fred Grable, Lee Halpern, LaVerne Harding, Lou Kachivas, Marsh Lamore, Lawrence Miller, Fred Myers, Jane Nordin, Bill Nunes, Joe Nunez, Casey Onaitas, Jack Ozark, Bill Pratt, Len Rogers, Virgil Ross, Sonia Ruta, Don Schloat, Ben Shenkman, Larry Silverman, Brad Smith, Hank Smith, Reuben Timmins, Bob Trochim, George Waiss, Ron Westlund, Kaem Wong.
  • Written By Larry Niven.
    Adapted from the 1967 short story "The Soft Weapon" By: Larry Niven.
    Story Editor: D. C. Fontana.

Additional Crew:



  • STAR TREK created by: Gene Roddenberry.
  • Art Director: Don Christianson.
  • Background Director: Ervin Kaplan.
  • Executive Consultant: Gene Roddenberry.
  • General Manager: Rock Benedetto.
  • Special Effects Animation: Reuben Timmins.
  • Storyboard: Sherman Labby, Paul Fennell, Dale Hale, Jack Miller, Michael O'Conner, Louise Sandoval, Ken Southworth, Dawn Huntley.
  • Key Assistants: Mike Hazy, Bill House.
  • Key Layout: Herb Hazelton, Albert De Mello, Kay Wright.
  • Layout: George Wheeler, Lorna Smith, Les Kaluza, George Jensen, Dick Hall, Warren Marshall, Wendell Washer, Martin Muller, Christopher Lane, Glen Keane, Maria Bennett, Ken Leonard, Wes Herschensohn, Jim Willoughby, Cliff Voorhees, Robert Kline, Virgil Raddatz, John Perry, Carol Lundberg, Malcolm Weizer, George Goode, James Koukos, Tom Burton.
  • Director of Color: Ervin Kaplan.
  • Background Artists: Paul Xander, Maurice Harvey, Don Peters, Tom O'Loughlin, Pat Keppler, Curt Perkins, Boris Gorelick, Rolando Olivia, Janet Brown, Karen Shaffner.
  • Checking Supervisors: Marion Turk, Jane Philippi.
  • Xerography and Paint Supervision: John Remmel, Betty Brooks.
  • Camera Supervision: R. W. Pope.
  • Camera: Thane Berti, Joseph Ponticelle, Don Dinehart, John Aardal, Bill Kotler, Fredrick T. Ziegler, Earl Benedetto, Gene Gropper, Dean G. Teves.
  • Editorial Supervision: Joseph Simon, Doreen Dixon.
  • Film Coordinator: June Gilham.
  • Background Music: Yvette Blaise, Jeff Michael.
  • Music Publisher: Sherman Music Co. A.S.C.A.P.
  • Music and Sound Effects: Horta-Mahana Corp.
  • Color by: Technicolor.


  • Produced by Filmation Associates
    in association with NBC-TV

    A Filmation Production
    © Copyright 1973-1974 Filmation Assoc., Norway Prod.


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The shuttlecraft Copernicus lands on a planet to investigate a stasis box from the extinct Slaver race; but the crew is captured by Kzinti raiders who hope to find...  (more)

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"The Slaver Weapon" was an actual re-write of a pre-existing Niven short story. The characters were changed to make them Trek-friendly; for example, the detestable-to-the-Kzinti (for being a vegetarian) Puppeteer became the...  (read more)

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This was the most unusual of the 22 animated Star Trek episodes from Filmation/Paramount. It only had three characters from The Enterprise: Spock, Sulu, and Uhura, a very good trio who could have been the basis for many stories. Despite the studio credits,...  (read more)

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