"Votec's Freedom" was the fourth 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's Log, stardate 10:18:4. We land on Moonsek, and meet the last of the Mrogars. Kirk and Spock beam down and meet Votec. He recalls how he fought in a war against the Nozda, and stayed behind to allow his people to escape. He was captured, and determined never to tell where his people were. Spock says that he can break Votec's chains with his new "ultra laser", and Votec plans to rejoin his people.
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- The Enterprise was depicted in its pre-refit configuration, while the crew were depicted in their post-refit uniforms.
- Votec wore the same style of outfit as Ilia in "Star Trek Stars" and Nyota Uhura in "Time. And Time. And Time Again."
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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.