TV SERIES Review: Star Trek: The Animated Series S2E3 – The Practical Joker ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Season 2
CBS All Access (Original TV network: NBC)
September 21, 1974
Run Time: 24 minutes

Episode 3 – “The Practical Joker”

While on a routine geological mission, studying various asteroids, a trio of Romulan ships attack the Enterprise for crossing into their territory. Captain Kirk orders their escape into a nearby energy storm that shorts out the ship computer and makes it play a bunch of practical jokes on the crew.


This one has classic adventure, suspense and a little Star Trek humor. Everything a good original series included. The solution is a bit predictable, so took away a little bit from the rating there, but an otherwise enjoyable episode. Some of these stories, especially this one, feel like they would have been better extended a bit.

Episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 

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