Below are several books that were used in the creation of this Animated STAR TREK web site. By and large, the contents of the site come directly from video tapes of the show. Some behind the scenes information, the airdates, some voice actor credits and some still images came from other sources. After each reference below, I have indicated how the reference was used in creating this site.

Several of the books below are still in print and can be purchased at a discount from The rest of the books are out of print, but they can usually be obtained from Advanced Book Exchange ( which is an association of many dozens of used book stores throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The book images below link to or

New Book About Filmation by Co-founder Lou Scheimer
Now Released!

Lou Scheimer: Creating The Filmation Generation by Lou Scheimer with Andy Mangels

Hailed as one of the fathers of Saturday morning television, Lou Scheimer was the co-founder of Filmation Studios, which for over 25 years provided animated excitement for TV and film. Always at the forefront, Scheimer's company created the first DC cartoons with Superman, Batman, and Aquaman, ruled the song charts with The Archies, kept Trekkie hope alive with the Emmy-winning Star Trek: The Animated Series, taught morals with Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and swung into high adventure with Tarzan, The Lone Ranger, and Zorro. Forays into live-action included Shazam! and The Secrets of Isis, plus groundbreaking special effects work on Jason of Star Command and others. And in the 1980s, Filmation single-handedly caused the syndication explosion with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and its successors.

Now, Lou Scheimer tells the entire story to best-selling author Andy Mangels, including how his father decked Adolf Hitler, memories of the comics of the Golden Age, schooling with Andy Warhol, and what it meant to lead the last all-American animation company through nearly thirty years of innovation and fun! Profusely illustrated with photos, model sheets, storyboards, presentation art, looks at rare and unproduced series, and more plus stories from top animation insiders about Scheimer and Filmation's past this book will show the Filmation Generation the story behind the stories!

Alexander, David. Star Trek Creator - The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry. New York: ROC Books, 1995.
Contained some information about Gene Roddenberry's early involvement with the animated series and his thoughts about translating the show to Saturday morning. It also made mention of the events surrounding the birth of Gene's son Eugene.

Dillard, J.M. Star Trek: Where No One Has Gone Before - A History in Pictures New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
Contained a brief treatment of the animated series and some live action still images.

Doohan, James, with Peter David. Beam Me Up, Scotty - STAR TREK's Scotty in his own words. New York: Pocket Books, 1996.
Great book. A very touching account of an actor's life. From this book I gained anecdotal information about Mr. Doohan's involvement with the Animated STAR TREK series. He mentioned, in particular, how he was very happy to be able to do so many voices for animated characters.

Engel, Joel. Gene Roddenberry: The Myth Behind the Man Behind STAR TREK New York: Hyperion, 1994.
This unauthorized biography contained some extra information about how Leonard Nimoy stood his ground and ensured that George Takei and Nichelle Nichols were invited back to reprise the voices of their animated characters.

Klein, Malcolm C. "To the limits of Imagination: Animating Star Trek." Starlog, Jun. 1977, pp. 43-47.
This article contained in-depth behind-the-scenes information and a still image of the animated series cast.

Koenig, Walter. Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe. Dallas: Taylor Publishing, 1997.
A very interesting and well written account of the author's acting and script-writing careers. From his book, I used Mr. Koenig's account of the circumstances surrounding his writing of the animated episode "The Infinite Vulcan" and also how he learned about the Animated series from a fan at STAR TREK Convention.

Mandel, Geoffrey, and Doug Drexler. U.S.S. Enterprise Officer's Manual. New York: Interstellar Associates, 1980.
I used the images of the Long Range Shuttlecraft and Heavy Shuttlecraft from this book. However, I did not use the Bonaventure, cargo drone or Aquashuttle profiles because they were too inaccurate when compared to the vehicles as seen on video. This book is like Bjo Trimble's Concordance as it was one of my favorite manuals from the late 70's/early 80's.

Marshak, Sondra, and Myrna Culbreath, eds. STAR TREK: The New Voyages 2. New York: Bantam Books, 1978.
An excellent collection of short stories written about the adventures of Kirk and his crew during the first five-year mission. This book included "The Patient Parasites" by Russell Bates which was his first story treatment for the animated series back in 1973. I used information from the author's introduction to his story for the episode notes on the "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth" page.

Nichols, Nichelle. Beyond Uhura - STAR TREK and Other Memories. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1994.
A great book about the beautiful and multi-talented performer's exciting show business career. Of particular note was her account of how her Uhura character was so inspiring to the black community in the 1960's, a time when her people were often treated as second-class citizens. In regards to the Animated STAR TREK series, Ms. Nichols remembers the show fondly and was particularly enamoured of the episode "The Lorelei Signal" chiefly because in it Uhura had a large role - she actually took command of the Enterprise in order to rescue Kirk, Spock and McCoy!

Niven, Larry. Playgrounds of the Mind. New York: Tor Books, 1991.
A great treat for fans of the geatest science fiction author of our age. It is Niven's second volume of notes, exerpts and essays related to his long and storied career, the first being N-Space. This is an excellent book that I only discovered recently. In a section devoted to lost story ideas, Mr. Niven describes that he wrote three treatments for the animated STAR TREK series. This information was used to augment the page devoted to Niven's animated episode "The Slaver Weapon" which was his third story treatment. This is also an excellent book for Animated STAR TREK fans because it reprints "The Soft Weapon" and "The Borderland of Sol." The former was rewritten into the episode "The Slaver Weapon" and the latter was written based on Niven's first Animated STAR TREK story treatment.

Okuda, Michael, and Denise Okuda. Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future. New York: Pocket Books, 1993.
Some entries in my Animated STAR TREK Timeline were cross referenced with this book. I used this book's format to format this web site's Timeline page. This is, by far, my favorite STAR TREK book. I have several copies of it and refer to it all the time. A MUST for any STAR TREK enthusiast! The revised edition of 1996 is even better as it covers more material and features full color pictures throughout.

Okuda, Michael, Denise Okuda and Debbie Mirek. Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
The definitive reference to the Official STAR TREK Universe. Comments made by the authors in their introduction to this book elaborate on how the animated series had been deemed non-canon by the powers that be. Main character background information came from this book. Available in both hardback and trade paperback. Another MUST for any STAR TREK enthusiast. Again, the latest edition published in 1999 (pictured) features many more episodes and is in full color.

Reeves-Stevens, Judith and Garfield. The Art of Star Trek. New York: Pocket Books, 1995.
Fantastically beautiful coffee-table book full of priceless pictures. This book contained some good information about the development of the animated series, and the preproduction conceptual sketches shown on the Series Background page came from this book.

Rioux, Terry Lee. From Sawdust to Stardust - The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy. New York: Pocket Books. 2005.
The recent authorized biography of the beloved actor. This book contained information about the gentle actor's involvement with the animated series.

Sackett, Susan, and Gene Roddenberry. The Making of STAR TREK The Motion Picture. New York: Pocket Books, 1980.
An excellent look into the creation of the first Star Trek feature film. It is fascinating for all of the detailed production information and is especially interesting due to the optimistic tone which the authors employ - they obviously hope that the film might resuscitate the ailing Star Trek concept - which of course it did. This book included some good information about the animated series and some quotes from Gene Roddenberry.

Shatner, William, and Chris Kreski. STAR TREK Movie Memories. New York: Harper Collins, 1994.
The actor who portrayed Captain Kirk's second set of STAR TREK memoirs contained information attesting to Gene Roddenberry's limited involvement with the animated STAR TREK series.

Swanigan, Michael, and Darrell McNeill. Animation by Filmation. Simi Valley: Black Bear Press, 1993.
A very good source of background information about Filmation, the company that produced the animated series. Also this book contained information about the making of the animated series.

Takei, George. To The Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei - STAR TREK's Mr. Sulu. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
An excellent book! From his book, I used Mr. Takei's account of his 1973 political campaign in my explanation of why the animated episodes aired in a different order in Los Angeles than in the rest of the country. Mr. Takei's book is especially noteworthy for its socially important and long-overdue treatment of life in the unconstitutional Japanese internment camps during World War II. This book is a must-read for Sulu fans and the civic minded. I, for one, am a big Sulu fan and I created the STAR TREK: Excelsior - The Adventures of Captain Sulu web site.

Trimble, Bjo. Star Trek Concordance. New York: Ballantine Books, 1976.
This book was very important to me as a young STAR TREK enthusiast. I used to pour over it for hours. Thank you, Mrs. Trimble! Airdates of the animated series came from this book and some voice actor credits. Several character voice credits in this book were listed as (Unknown), those missing credits were found in her 1995 Concordance. (See below). Also the spelling of some names and terms came from this source.

Trimble, Bjo. Star Trek Concordance: The A-To-Z Guide to the Classic Original Television Series and Films. New York: Citadel Press, 1995.
This is an updated reference work with an overall different design. This new volume has much shorter episode synopses compared to the 1976 book. I prefer the original, but this book had some voice actor credits not found in her 1976 book. This fact made the book very useful for the purposes of creating this site.

Whitfield, Stephen E. The Making of Star Trek. New York: Ballantine Books, 1968.
A treasure trove of background information on the original series. Another of my favorite STAR TREK books. I used this as a source of character background information. The profile drawings of the U.S.S. Enterprise and Klingon/Romulan ship came from this work. Also, information for the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge page of this site also came from this book. (Shown at right is the original 1968 cover of the book).