by Larry Brody
For reasons so personal that it’s embarrassing, I admit to being thrilled to learn that startrek.com, which is a genuine, real life CBS-owned official Star Trek site, has issued a timeline for the entire Trek universe, including all its alternate dimensions and casts.
This in itself is a very cool thing for Trekkers and even casual fans, but here’s what’s so wonderful to me:
STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES
IS NOW CANON!!!
And as canon, its stories now are genuine records of events that happened during the last year of the 5 year mission to go where no
man one had ever gone before of a certain star ship called The Enterprise, commanded by this dimension’s Capt. James T. Kirk.
And the icing on the cake here is that although over the years I’ve been employed (that means paid) to write several episodes of different versions of ST, the only one that ended up getting shot with me being the sole writer was an episode of ST:TAS called “The Magicks of Megas-Tu.”
And, yeah, I fucking love that!
All my thanks to the CBS/StarTrek.Com powers-that-be.
The 2-minute timeline video can be seen HERE
The full episode of “The Magicks of Megas-Tu”, albeit with terrible sound quality, is HERE
Info on some of my ST work including the background of how “Magicks” came to be is HERE