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The Jihad 

A team comprising various experts (Kirk and Spock among them) must recover an artifact known as the Soul of the Skorr. The theft must be kept secret or a galactic holy war could break out.


Hal Sutherland


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Stephen Kandel | 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) (credit only)
Majel Barrett ... (voice) (credit only)
James Doohan ... Sord / Tchar (voice)


Kirk and Spock accept a secret mission to a mad planet where they'll search, as two in a six-member team of specialists, for a stolen relic. Three previous expeditions have tried, failed and become lost, but if the relic isn't recovered before its people discover its absence, a holy war will sweep the galaxy. Kirk suspects a traitor in their midst. Written by statmanjeff

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After Star Trek: The Animated Series: Yesteryear (1973) and Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Slaver Weapon (1973), this is the last of three TAS episodes that do not feature any scenes set on the USS Enterprise bridge. See more »


On a mineral planet with no plant life, Sord declares he thought he saw something moving in the brush. What brush? See more »


Sord: [on the crazy planet] I like this place. It's got variety.
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References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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Say It With Me: "It's Just a Saturday Morning Cartoon"
21 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I'm not a Star Trek snob. I am, however, a fan. I'm just watching these animated things for the first time. Generally, they lack much effort from the writers. Part of it is the time limitations imposed on the episodes. You have to tell a pretty sophisticated story in about twenty minutes (if you throw out the credits). This is unfair and makes the writers jump over all kinds of exposition and foundation. The only Star Trek stuff we had when these were released were the original episodes. I would imagine the true early fans would have had a really limited understanding of the strengths and the foibles of the characters. The Klingons and the Vulcans have almost no development at this point (which is certainly made greater when "The Next Generation" comes about. Spock continues with that percentage thing at every turn. The chance we will be killed is 74.79 percent. Klingons are just humans with sort of a blackness about them. This story, "Jihad," involves a group of diverse aliens who are trying to recover some relic that, if not found, will lead to a galactic war. Never quite figured out why. Anyway, there's my two cents worth. This episode is not very interesting to be quite honest.

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12 January 1974 (USA) See more »

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