"Star Trek - The Animated Series" now on Prime
When I said, a few posts back, that all "live action" Star Trek tv shows stream free on Prime, I inserted that qualifier because free Prime streaming originally didn't include the animated episodes of the original series - written by the original writers and voiced by the original cast except for Walter Koenig (who did, however, write one of the episodes) - so Checkov is replaced by an alien navigator. They aired in the early 1970s while Trek was "in the diaspora" after the cancellation of the original series.
I don't know when it changed, but all 22 animated episodes are now available for free Prime streaming.
These stories are considered "canonical" along with the live action stories (unlike the paperback novels, which are not "canon"), so they're worth watching. They're 24 minutes apiece. They may have aired during the kids' cartoon block, but they were as serious as the live action stories.
Last edited by Philnick; 08-19-2015 at 10:59 PM.