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


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Dario Finelli | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock (voice)
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy (voice)
George Takei ... Sulu (voice)
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura (voice)
Majel Barrett ... Nurse Chapel (voice) (credit only)
James Doohan ... Scott / Dramian Supreme Prefect / Kol-Tai (voice)


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

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This installment apparently contradicts the Writers'/Directors' Guide for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), which describes McCoy as having joined Starfleet only in middle age, after he was divorced; that would mean he couldn't have worked on Dramia II during his early adulthood. Since this was never definitively stated on screen, there is some wiggle room. See more »


At 4:16, when Spock looks into the historical records of the Dramia II plague, he and Kirk seem to be the only ones on the bridge. The subsequent overhead shot at 5:24, however, shows every seat filled. See more »


Capt. Kirk: Warp 6, Scotty.
Mr. Spock: I'll pour on the coal, Captain.
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Surprisingly good.
18 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee 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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28 September 1974 (USA) See more »

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