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Episode 20

Written by: Dario Finelli

Directed by: Hal Sutherland

Airdate: Sept. 28, 1974

Stardate: 5275.6

Returning to a planet where Dr. McCoy headed a mass-innoculation program against Saurian virus 19 years earlier, the U.S.S. Enterprise crew find that McCoy is wanted for starting a plague that killed most of the planet's population following that earlier visit.

Voice Credits:

Regular Characters:
Captain Kirk William Shatner
Mr. Spock Leonard Nimoy
Dr. McCoy DeForest Kelley
Scotty James Doohan
Lieutenent Sulu George Takei
Lieutenent Uhura Nichelle Nichols
Lieutenent Arex James Doohan

Guest Characters:
Demos Lou Sheimer
Supreme Prefect James Doohan
Kol-tai James Doohan



  • In this episode the Enterprise's Shuttlecraft Hangar Doors were seen opening from the outside. This was too expensive to show on the original series since it would have entailed an expensive new model.
  • There is a page in this site that focuses on the Draman Patrol ship that was used by Deimos in this episode.
  • There was a visual error in this episode: In the last scene, Dr. McCoy is seen wearing a yellow shirt. (Picture showing this error, 35KB jpeg).
  • Nurse Chapel was referred to as "Lieutenant" in this episode.
  • A VHS video tape containing "The Albatross" and "Bem" is available for purchase from, the online bookseller.
  • "Albatross" was novelized by Alan Dean Foster in Star Trek Log Six published by Ballantine Books in March 1976. Also novelized in the book was "The Practical Joker" and "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth".


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