Star Trek: The Animated Series: Season 2, Episode 4

Albatross (28 Sep. 1974)

TV Episode  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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Dr. McCoy is arrested and charged with causing an alien plague.


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Episode cast overview:
Capt. Kirk (voice)
Mr. Spock (voice)
Dr. McCoy (voice)
Sulu (voice)
Uhura (voice)
Nurse Chapel (credit only)
Scott / Dramian Supreme Prefect / Kol-Tai (voice)


Dr. McCoy is arrested and charged with causing an alien plague.

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This takes place in 2270. See more »


Before beaming up from Dramia II, Kirk, Spock and two Dramians all exchange standing positions between wide and close angle shots. When they materialize aboard the Enterprise, they have switched again, back to their original positions. See more »


Mr. Spock: You realize doctor, if you go and fail to find an antidote, you too will die.
Dr. McCoy: I'm a doctor, Spock. A doctor! Get us beamed aboard!
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Surprisingly good.
18 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Albatross" is a surprisingly good episode of "Star Trek the Animated Series". Now I am NOT saying it's well-animated. No, as usual the animation really sucks as the characters move in a very robotic fashion and the quality of many (but not all) of the drawings is suspect. But the story itself is MUCH closer to the style of the original "Star Trek"--something severely lacking in many of the cartoons. Many feel like they are more designed for kids and not for Trek-lovers--which was probably the case back in 1974. This one, on the other hand, could have been hashed out into a decent script for a live-action show.

As for the show, Dr. McCoy helps a race of beings on a far off planet. For his troubles, he is arrested--and charged with killing off a race on a nearby planet 19 years ago! So, it's like the old saying "No good deed goes unpunished" and McCoy and his BFFs need to reconstruct events to determine if McCoy's vaccinations of these people long ago led to a plague (Jenny McCarthy, take note).

Overall, not great because of the craptastic animation. But tolerable because of the good script.

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