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Star Trek: The Cartoon Series, abbreviated The Cartoon Series or TCS, is a fan series by CaptFredricks, acted out between 19 August and 16 December 2007. It consists of four episodes within a single season.

The Cartoon Series was not filmed and no episode scripts exist. The only documentation of the series is a few handwritten notes containing episode titles and descriptions. A list of all of the series' characters was lost at some point before being documented on this wiki, therefore, only characters appearing in episode descriptions are listed here.

Summary

The Cartoon Series takes place in the mid 2350s and covers the events of Jean-Luc Picard's time spent as captain of the USS Stargazer. The story begins with him as first officer under Captain Harry, who leaves for another command. Picard then takes command of the Stargazer, beginning his long and memorable Starfleet career.[a]

Season 1

Main article: TCS Season 1

The first season of TCS contains four episodes (with fifteen others having been planned). The episodes were acted out between 19 August and 16 December 2007. Thirteen of the episodes have titles; the last six remain unnamed.

# Title Stardate Acted out
1 "Violations, Part I" 33108.3 19 August 2007
The Klingons accuse the USS Stargazer of violating the peace treaty.
2 "Violations, Part II" 33108.3 19 August 2007
The USS Stargazer gets some new crew members.
3 "There's No School Like the Old School" 33297.5 2007 (planned only)
Big Jack doesn't want to go to the Academy.
4 "Alone" 33165.0 20 August 2007
Big Jack thinks no one cares about him.
5 "Escape!" 33351.6 2007 (planned only)
The crew is stranded on a mysterious planet.
6 "Shore Leave" 33472 2007 (planned only)
The captain goes on shore leave.
7 "Chief" 33516.8 2007 (planned only)
Commander Chief is assigned to the USS Titan.
8 "The Armory" 33264.9 16 December 2007
Big Jack is assigned to the armory.
9 "A Testing Time, Part I" Unknown 2007 (planned only)
10 "A Testing Time, Part II" Unknown 2007 (planned only)
11 "The Darkest Hour" 33552.1 2007 (planned only)
Lieutenant Commander Sukel comes aboard.
12 "Preemptive Strike, Part I" 33798.4 2007 (planned only)
Together, the captains Harry and Picard fight off two Klingon Birds-of-Prey.
13 "Preemptive Strike, Part II" Unknown 2007 (planned only)
14 No title 33932.2 2007 (planned only)
15 No title 33885.6 2007 (planned only)
16 No title 34011.7 2007 (planned only)
17 No title Unknown 2007 (planned only)
18 No title Unknown 2007 (planned only)
19 No title Unknown 2007 (planned only)

Season 2

At least eleven episodes were planned for the second season, but no titles were ever written. It would appear that CaptFredricks had lost interest in the series by this point.

Appendices

Background and trivia

  • The Cartoon Series was originally planned for January 2007, but it was later changed to August of that year.

Notes and references

  1. This creates a continuity error with canon, as Picard had been captain of the Stargazer since well before the 2350s.

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