Series: The Animated Series
Air Date: Sep 7, 1974
Written by: Howard Weinstein
Directed by: Hal Sutherland
After catching a fatal disease, the only hope for Spock is a medication that happens to have been stolen by Orion men.
So, it turns out that the entire crew came down with some kind of sickness, but Bones was able to cure everyone in time. Everyone except Spock. When Spock starts showing symptoms, Bones reveals that the sickness is deadly to Vulcans. So, instead of asking why Bones kept this information a secret until it was a probelm, Kirk tries to figure out how to get his hands on a cure.
The closest planet with the needed ingredient for the cure would take four days to get there and Spock is going to die in three days. So Kirk arranges to meet another vessel halfway. Unfortunately, the other vessel gets attacked by Orions. Male Orions. These guys are pirates. They don't destroy the ship, but they take everything on it. Including Spock's medicine.
|Yeh, brah. Totally snagged the bud.|
Well, the Orion and Kirk get into a fight on the Sweet Cuppin' Cakes asteroid while back on the Enterprise, Scotty locks on to the antimatter bomb and beams everyone up safely. With everyone safe, they get the cure for Spock, everyone lives happily ever after and learn a valuable lesson on how to pronounce "Orion".
Apparently everyone was mispronouncing Orion in this episode because there was no pronunciation guide with the script as there was with every other script. But it was really, really annoying. I didn't know whether to include them with the sexy female Orions or see them as a completely new race. The rest of the story wasn't so bad, although it may have been a little drawn-out.