by Larry Brody
Years and years ago, during a Writers Guild strike that took place near the beginning of my career, I took a gig on NBC’s first sequel to the then-recently cancelled STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES. The name of said sequel?
STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES
No way could I refuse to do an episode of what had been one of my all-time favorite series. Not only was writing animation not a breach of the strike rules, this new NBC half-hour Saturday morning offering was in, hip, and trendy.
All the best writers were doing it, including D.C. Fontana, Story Editor of ST:TOS itself, but also some guy named Gene Roddenberry, who sat in the Executive Producer chair on his newest baby.
I’ve written about my experience writing the episode called THE MAGICKS OF MAGUS-TU in some detail, HERE, so I’m not going into it again. Instead – finally – I’ll get to the point of this post. Recently, Brooks Wachtel, a sensational writer, magician, and artist, found what for me is kind of a holy grail: Storyboards he created for his first pro gig as an artist.
Storyboards for – you know what’s coming, right? – STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES
So here they are, direct from Brooks’ Facebook Page and straight to our hearts:
And yes, these will be included on TVWriter™’s Star Trek mini-site as soon as I have some time.
UPDATE FROM LB: If you’re into all things ST, you may want to check out our Star Trek mini-site on my experiences working with Gene and his creative heirs.
Meanwhile, enjoy, True Believers. Live long and prosper and all that beloved ST stuff!