Episode: "One of Our Planets Is Missing"
Series: Star Trek: The Animated Series
Season 1, Episode 3
Original Air Date: September 22, 1973
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Among TAS episodes, "One of Our Planets Is Missing" is generally well-regarded for its adherence to basic Trek principles of respecting all life, even that which is initially perceived to be hostile. To me, the mind meld feels a bit hokey but hey, it works! My favorite part is the anatomical diagram they create for the cloud. The ship enters one end of the digestive tract and exits via the other. Reminds me of that old joke:
Q: What do you do if you get swallowed by an elephant?
A: Run around and around until you get all pooped out.
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James Doohan (Scotty) began his show biz career in radio. After his World War II military service, he found work in Canadian radio dramas. He estimated that he performed in over 4,000 radio programs. A master of voices, his Scottish accent for Montgomery Scott was just one of many he'd considered trying. He offered creator Gene Roddenberry several choices but the producer wisely let the actor choose his own favorite. This experience was invaluable when the animated series came along as Doohan was the go-to choice for miscellaneous male voices (Majel Barrett was the default choice for the females).
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