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"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.

SummaryEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

James T. KirkSpock

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

LocationsEdit

Interstellar space

Races and culturesEdit

HumanVulcan

Science and technologyEdit

Delphus meteorphaserviewscreen

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainFederation Starfleet ranks (2270s)

Other referencesEdit

assignment patchbridgemeteorquartersStarfleet uniform (early 2270s)

AppendicesEdit

BackgroundEdit

  • 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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