Star Trek: The Animated Series

The Pirates of Orion

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 9/7/74
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  • Episode Description
  • When Spock is stricken by a disease fatal to Vulcans, the Enterprise is to meet a freighter with a load of drugs that provides the only cure, but Orion pirates attack the ship and Kirk must track down the Orions and the drug before it is too late.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Leonard Nimoy

    Mr. Spock

  • DeForest Kelley

    Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy

  • George Takei

    Lt. Hikaru Sulu

  • William Shatner

    Capt. James Tiberius Kirk

  • James Doohan

    Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott / Lt. Arex

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • While Spock lies ill, Orion pirates hijack the drug shipment desperately needed to save his life.

    By Celedorian, Feb 19, 2011

  • The Orions have stolen the cure that Spock needs or he will die

    By GameraTrekkie, Nov 28, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Kirk: It'll hurt seeing him like that. McCoy: I know. As much as it might seem at times that I can't stand that point-eared encyclopedia, I don't want to see that happen to him.

    • McCoy: This won't hurt a bit, Spock. Spock: An unnecessary assurance, Doctor, in addition to being untrue. McCoy: That's the last time I waste my bedside manner on a Vulcan. Spock: Such restraint would be welcome.

    • McCoy: Blasted Vulcan. Why couldn't you have red blood like any normal human?

    • McCoy: What's the use of being a doctor anyway? We're only as good as our drugs and technology make us. Underneath all the tricks, I might as well be practicing in the Middle Ages. Kirk: If you really believed that, Bones, you wouldn't still be a doctor after 25 years.

    Trivia (10)

    • When Spock first collapses on the Bridge, McCoy is suddenly standing next to Kirk--making Kirk's call to Sickbay redundant.

    • When McCoy briefs Kirk on Spock's illness in the briefing room, there's a brief shot of McCoy from the shoulders up and a tricorder strap can be seen on his left shoulder, although he's not carrying one in previous or subsequent shots.

    • In one scene on the bridge, McCoy calls Captain Kirk from sickbay for Spock to get another injection. When Kirk orders Spock to go in the next shot, McCoy is standing next to him at the captain's chair. Then when Spock walks by Kirk, McCoy has disappeared.

    • Just before McCoy shows Captain Kirk the analysis of Spock's blood, the insignia on his uniform is missing.

    • The door to the conference room should have automatically opened when Spock approached it. He wouldn't have had to knock on it.

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