Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 2 Episode 4


Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Sep 28, 1974 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • McCoy is blamed for causing a plague on a planet he was once on many years ago. He is also the only one who can cure this disease when the crew of the Enterprise get the disease themselves and are dying.

    This is a truly amazing episode that could have been one of the original series episodes. It's writing is superb and the acting is truly great. Albatross is one of those episode that you forget that you are watching a cartoon and it really does feel like a full-fledged episode of Star Trek. The disease is interesting since it makes those who get the disease change their skin color before they die. The start off blue, then green and finally red before death. Overall, this is a highly recommended episode of this series. As I said, a great episode that truly is Trek!
  • When the Enterprise delivers medical supplies to Dramia II, Dr. MCoy is arrested and charged with the murders of millions of inhabitants.

    This is another diamond in the rough. More than twenty years before Deep Space Nine turned a similar story idea into one of the series' best episodes, the animated series did its version and did it well. "Albatross" has it all: a cool alien design, a great guest voice in Lou Scheimer (who was actually an employee of Filmmation) and best of all, an exciting script that engages the viewer from beginning to end.

    The animators deserve special credit for dealing with the color changes demanded by the script consistently; however, at the end of the episode they finally mess up and put McCoy in a gold shirt!