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The Practical Joker

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Title :
The Practical Joker
Series :
The Animated Series
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Episode :
First Aired :
21 Sep 1974
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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!
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.

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