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The Pirates of Orion


Series : The Animated Series Rating : 2
Disc No : 9 Episode : 17
First Aired : 7 Sep 1974 Stardate : 6334.1
Director : Hal Sutherland Year : 2269
Writers : Howard Weinstein Season : 2
Guest Cast :
George Takei as Huron helmsman
George Takei as Orion Lieutenant
James Doohan as Captain O'Shea
James Doohan as Orion Commander
James Doohan as Orion Ensign
James Doohan as Transporter Chief
Majel Barrett as Huron first officer
YATI : Kirk and crew continually refer to the Orions are 'Or-ee-on'; before and since, the word has always been pronounced 'Oh-rye-un'.
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Factoid : This is the first episode of Star Trek to show an Orion male; previously we have only seen Green Orion Slave Women.

This is one of a group of TAS episodes set after the last known Stardate for TOS.


Spock is infected with choriocytosis, a deadly Vulcan disease which can only be cured by strobolin. The Enterprise heads for the S.S. Huron to pick up some strobolin, but the freighter is intercepted by Orion pirates. Kirk must engage in a desperate battle to defeat the Orions and recover the medicine.

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