The Pirates of Orion

Star Trek ClassicStardate 6334.1: A small epidemic of choriocytosis strikes the Enterprise crew, but it is considered a minor bug until Spock contracts the disease, which can be fatal to Vulcans. Worse yet, the antidote that will save Spock’s life is a rare substance, and the nearest source is four days away. When Orion pirates attack a ship ferrying the vital medicine to the Enterprise, Kirk embarks on a risky quest not only for Spock’s sake, but for the freedom of the space shipping lanes…but the price of securing that freedom could be the destruction of the Enterprise.

Season 2 Regular Voice Cast: William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy), James Doohan (Mr. Scott), George Takei (Lt. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), James Doohan (Lt. Arrex), Majel Barrett (Nurse Chapel)

Order the DVDswritten by Howard Weinstein
directed by Hal Sutherland
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael

Guest Voice Cast: James Doohan (Captain O’Shea), James Doohan (Orion Commander)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Bem

Star Trek ClassicStardate 7403.6: Commander Ari Ben Bem, a native of an advanced planet which the Federation hopes will soon join its ranks, accompanies the Enterprise crew for several months, though he has spent virtually all of that time in seclusion. However, when the opportunity to beam down to the newly-charted planet Delta Theta III presents itself, Bem all but takes charge of the landing party (much to Kirk’s annoyance). Delta Theta III turns out to be inhabited, and Bem quickly puts the Enterprise officers in harm’s way. When Kirk and Spock try to escape and take Bem back with them, they discover that they’re not the only intelligent beings who are interfering the the planet’s life forms.

Order the DVDswritten by David Gerrold
directed by Hal Sutherland
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael

Guest Voice Cast: Majel Barrett (Lt. M’ress), James Doohan (Commander Ari Ben Bem), Majel Barrett (Alien)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Practical Joker

Star Trek ClassicStardate 3183.3: Attacked without warning by a handful of Romulan warships, Kirk puts the Enterprise on a heading into an energy cloud of unknown origin and composition – and then things really start to go wrong. The cloud has a drastic effect on the Enterprise’s main computer, giving it a mischievious sense of humor. At first, the computer forces the crew to endure harmless pranks, but as its occupants shrug off these annoyances, the stakes are increased when the Enterprise sets itself on a not-so-funny course right back into the crossfire of the Romulan ships.

Order the DVDswritten by Chuck Menville
directed by Hal Sutherland
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael

Guest Voice Cast: Majel Barrett (Lt. M’ress), James Doohan (Romulan), James Doohan (Crewman), Majel Barrett (Computer voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Albatross

Star Trek ClassicStardate 5275.6: The Enterprise arrives at Dramia with a precious cargo of badly-needed medical supplies, but the locals want something else as well – the unconditional surrender of Dr. Leonard McCoy, renowned throughout their solar system as a mass-murderer. McCoy is stunned to learn that a previous visit to neighboring Dramia II, to innoculate its entire population against a plague nearly two decades before, resulted in most of that planet’s inhabitants dying of a subsequent plague. One of the few survivors of Dramia II steps forward in McCoy’s defense, but as the Enterprise carries him back to Dramia to testify for the doctor, the crew contracts the same plague – with the sole exception of Spock. Spock releases McCoy from his prison on Dramia with only one goal – to stop the plague once and for all.

Order the DVDswritten by Dario Finelli
directed by Hal Sutherland
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael

Guest Voice Cast: James Doohan (Kol Tai), James Doohan (Demos), James Doohan (Supreme Prefect)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

How Sharper Than A Serpent’s Tooth

Star Trek ClassicStardate 6063.4: Kirk and his crew are trying to pinpoint the origin of a vessel which recently scanned Earth’s solar system and then transmitted its finds toward unknown coordinates with a very powerful signal. But before the crew even expects to find an answer to this puzzle, an unidentified ship approaches, trapping the Enterprise in an energy field and kidnapping four officers including Kirk. The being aboard the vessel claims to be Kulkukan, a godlike creature from ancient Aztec legend – and at the moment, a rather angry one, since no one on Earth has worshipped him in many centuries. The creature challenges Kirk and the others to a test of logic. The prize if the humans win is the gift of Kulkukan’s boundless knowledge – and if they lose, the punishment is death for the entire crew of the Enterprise.

Order the DVDswritten by Russell Bates and David Wise
directed by Hal Sutherland
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael

Guest Voice Cast: James Doohan (Kulkukan), James Doohan (Ensign Walking Bear), Nichelle Nichols (Female officer), James Doohan (Male officer)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Counter-Clock Incident

Star Trek ClassicStardate 6770.3: The Enterprise is en route to Babel on a fairly routine mission, ferrying Commodore Robert April (the Enterprise’s first captain) and his wife (the ship’s original medical officer) to a retirement ceremony on Babel. When an immensely powerful ship of unknown origins blasts past the Enterprise on an apparent death dive into a nearby supernova, Kirk tries to stop it with the tractor beam – which only has the effect of dragging the Enterprise into the exploding star with the other ship. Somehow, both ships survive, but find themselves in a different universe where the laws of time and space no longer apply. The crew of the other ship originate from this dimension, where time runs backward and instead of gaining knowledge, their race is losing knowledge as each generation regresses rapidly into infancy. This temporal effect also renders the Enterprise crew too young and inexperienced to find their way back home – and Commodore April must take the Enterprise’s captain’s chair one more time to save Kirk and the current crew.

Order the DVDswritten by John Culver (a.k.a. Fred Bronson)
directed by Hal Sutherland
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael

Guest Voice Cast: James Doohan (Commodore April), Majel Barrett (Mrs. April), Majel Barrett (Karla 5), James Doohan (Karl 4)

LogBook entry by Earl Green