Episode: "Mudd's Passion"
Series: Star Trek: The Animated Series
Season 1, Episode 10
Original Air Date: November 10, 1973
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TAS's main title theme was composed by Yvette Blais and Jeff Michael. Both of those names are pseudonyms.
Yvette Blais was born Ray Ellis on July 28, 1923 in Philadelphia. His varied career included arranging and producing for the likes of Billie Holiday, Johnny Mathis and Bobby Darin. His television credits are extensive. As the main composer for Filmation, the studio which produced TAS, he provided music for such Saturday morning fare as The Brady Kids, Shazam! and Fat Albert. Yvette Blais was actually his wife's name. Ellis died in 2008 from complications due to melanoma.
Jeff Michael began life as Norman Zachary Pransky, though professionally, he used the name Norm Prescott. He was born January 31, 1927 in Boston. Primarily a television producer, he was actually one of the co-founders of Filmation. Jeff and Michael were the names of his sons. As Norm Prescott, he also occasionally provided his voice talents to TAS. He and co-producer Lou Scheimer won a Daytime Emmy for the show, the first such award claimed by any Star Trek series. Prescott died in 2005 from natural causes.
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