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Star Trek Animated Series Clip

This clip from the Star Trek animated series is a perfect parody of its live-action predecessor. Kirk and Spock, as is typical, are trapped in bamboo cages on the surface of an alien planet. The backdrops expertly recaptured the cheesy two-dimensionality of the TOS’ papier-mache sets, and the animation even managed to capture the bored, drugged-out demeanor of the original actors.

But it’s the dialogue in this clip that really nails it. It perfectly reduces the plots of the show down to their essence. The whole exchange feels like something out of Sealab 2020.

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