Saturday Morning Trek 7: Steve the Vulcan / by Trek fm

Andy Mangels Interview, Part 1.

Running Time: 45 minutes 11 seconds
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Tun-Tun, Stormy, Ploof, and Steve the Vulcan. These are names every child of the late '60s and early '70s would have known if the first attempt to create an animated Star Trek show had succeeded. But as history would have it, the pencil-and-ink voyages of the USS Enterprise would take another course.

In this episode of Saturday Morning Trek, Aaron Harvey is joined by Andy Mangels, co-author of Lou Scheimer: Creating The Filmation Generation, for a journey into what might have been. Andy shares with us the real-life story behind the animated series we did get, and also helps us get to know Lou Scheimer, the man behind Filmation Productions. It's thanks to Scheimer that Filmation became the powerhouse animation company that produced everything from the first Superman cartoon to appear on TV to the '80s icon He-Man!

Check out Andy's work on his website.


Intro (00:00:00)
Toy Commercial (00:01:41)
Discovering TAS (00:02:39)
Writing the Book on Filmation (00:05:14)
Getting to know Lou (07:02.52)
How Filmation Changed Saturday Morning TV (00:09:40)
Filmation Design (00:14:12)
Kids and Educational TV (00:16:37)
The Aborted Animated Series (00:18:34)
NBC Saturday Morning Revue (00:25:55)
TAS Joins NBC on Saturday Morning (00:26:45)
The TAS Budget (00:38:52)


Aaron Harvey


Andy Mangels


Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)