Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 16

The Jihad

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Jan 12, 1974 on NBC

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  • Kirk and Spock are chosen to join a party attempting to retrieve a religious relic that was stolen.

    Like "The Savage Curtain" (Original Series, third season), this episode's premise is that Kirk and Spock have more or less made the intergalactic equivalent of an "All Star" team, and they get to join the other all stars in a quest. Unlike "The Savage Curtain", this one is a solid episode all the way through, with an interesting twist along the way. Writer Stephen Kandel, who wrote "Mudd's Women", "I, Mudd" and "Mudd's Passion", delivers his best Star Trek script here – and Harry Mudd is nowhere to be found. Perhaps Kandel should have been writing dramas instead of comedies all along.