"A Pill Swallows the Enterprise" was the second of five Star Trek: The Original Series comic strips distributed in Star Trek-themed McDonald's Happy Meals in 1979, coinciding with the release of TOS movie: The Motion Picture. The strip was read by inserting it into a toy called the Video Communicator. The story was reprinted in the omnibus The Newspaper Comics, Volume 1.
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Captain Kirk is awakened from sleep and informed that the USS Enterprise has been enveloped in a capsule. Spock is at a loss to explain it, and the construct is impervious to phasers. Suddenly, the crew see a "heavy Delphus meteor" approaching. Concluding that a "retro blast" would be ineffective, the crew braces for impact. The meteor is stopped by the capsule, which then dematerializes, and Spock concludes that they have a good friend out there.
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- The Enterprise exterior was depicted in its pre-refit configuration, as well as Kirk's bridge chair, while the crew were depicted in their post-refit uniforms.
- Delphus was the name of one of the sons of Apollo, according to some Greek myths. (Delphus article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
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- Star Trek: The Motion Picture McDonald's Happy Meal Comic Adaptations - Additional comics strips provided on the boxes of the Star Trek Meals themselves.