"Starlight, Starfright" was the last 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.
On a viewscreen, Kirk shows McCoy subplanet 897-JOJ. McCoy is then abducted by transporter and is informed that a Doctor is needed for experiments. Spock offers that the Argontrons are afraid of darkness, so the Enterprise arranges for darkness and rescues McCoy with a shuttlecraft.
The Enterprise directs a beam of energy toward a celestial body to cast 897-JOJ in darkness.
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- The Enterprise was depicted in its pre-refit configuration, while the crew were depicted in their post-refit uniforms.
- The Enterprise may be tractoring a small celestial body to create an eclipse, or spinning the planetoid to face away from its sun. The beam emits from the bottom of the saucer section. This strip implies that Class F shuttlecraft remain standard-issue in the 2270s.
- The title was a play on words of the 19th century English nursery rhyme "Starlight Starbright". (Starlight Starbright article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture McDonald's Happy Meal Comic Adaptations - Additional comics strips provided on the boxes of the Star Trek Meals themselves.