Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 2 Episode 3

The Practical Joker

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Sep 21, 1974 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • How could a hot air balloon fly in space and in a straight line. And if a balloon were hit by a Romulan plasma energy torpedo wouldn't it vaporize instead of just popping--what was it made out of? (editor's note: clearly the casual reference to the decoy as a "hot air balloon" is a simplification of a much more complex phenomena. The novelization by Allan Dean Foster sheds some light on this.)