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The Practical Joker


Series : The Animated Series Rating : 2
Disc No : 9 Episode : 19
First Aired : 21 Sep 1974 Stardate : 3183.3
Director : Hal Sutherland Year : 2267
Writers : Chuck Menville Season : 2
Guest Cast :
James Doohan as Search party crewman
Lou Scheimer as Romulan Commander
Majel Barrett as Computer Voice
Norm Prescott as Romulan crewman
Great Moment : Kirk is a Jerk!
Body Count :
Factoid : This is the first episode of Star Trek to feature a holodeck.

My year for this episode is estimated from the Stardate; it falls between 'The Return of the Archons' and 'A Taste of Armageddon'.


The Enterprise is attacked by three Romulan vessels and hides in a gaseous energy field. After leaving the cloud, someone begins to play a series of practical jokes on the crew. The cloud has affected the ship's computer, causing the equivalent of a "nervous breakdown". Kirk must deal with the malfunctioning computer whilst simultaneously dealing with further Romulan attacks.
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 4,774 Last updated : 4 Aug 2004