"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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Characters[edit | edit source]

James T. KirkSpock

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Interstellar space

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanVulcan

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

Delphus meteorphaserviewscreen

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captainFederation Starfleet ranks (2270s)

Other references[edit | edit source]

assignment patchbridgemeteorquartersStarfleet uniform (early 2270s)

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

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