The medicine required for Spock who has contracted a fatal disease is stolen by Orionian pirates.


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Episode cast overview:
Capt. Kirk (voice)
Mr. Spock (voice)
Dr. McCoy (voice)
Sulu / Huron lieutenant (voice)
Uhura (voice)
Nurse Chapel / Library computer / Huron lieutenant (voice)
Scott / O'Shea / Arex / Orion captain / Transporter chief (voice)


The medicine required for Spock who has contracted a fatal disease is stolen by Orionian pirates.

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7 September 1974 (USA)  »

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This takes place in 2270. See more »


When Spock enters sickbay, there is the sound of him knocking on the door. The doors are automated to open when someone comes near so knocking on them would open them. Star Trek has always had a push button out side the doors that activates a notification tone to let people know someone is outside. See more »


Capt. Kirk: Am I interrupting something?
Mr. Spock: Nothing but Dr. McCoy's gloating.
Dr. McCoy: Spock, that green blood of yours may have saved you before, but this time it almost did you in. You can't deny it.
Mr. Spock: I still prefer my physiological structure to yours.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, gentlemen, things are back to normal.
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Far better than usual
12 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Far better than usual is in reference to this cartoon series. Normally, I'd give one of the shows a 4--this time it's a bit better due to slightly better writing. As for the animation, however, it's about the same quality as usual...terrible. As always for the show, the cell count is minuscule and this means robotic movement. Also, the characters are just terribly drawn--like a group of 8th graders made the thing.

The story finds Mr. Spock ill with a disease that won't kill humans...but it does kill Vulcans. The problem is that it's too far to go to get the medicine he needs, so they need to rely on a ship to bring it towards them and they'll race to get the needed drug. Unfortunately, space pirates steal the stuff and Kirk needs to convince the pirates to be nice guys and give it back! The story ain't great and the ending is a bit limp but at least it is a story- -the type you might have actually seen on the original "Star Trek". No stupid looking aliens and nothing that would irritate Trekkies.

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