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