CBS All Access (Original TV network: NBC)
January 12, 1974
Run Time: 24 minutes
Episode 16 – “The Jihad”
On the asteroid Vedala, Kirk and Spock are summoned to assist a group of aliens on an adventure to find a religious artifact. Some creative alien creatures include a golden eagle, a lizard Gorn-like creature and a green bug
The expedition takes the group to a planet filled with traps, including erupting volcanoes, extreme temperatures. Several previous expeditions have failed, will this one succeed? This is an action-packed, adventure episode. Will they successfully find and retrieve the Soul of the Skorr”?
This is the last episode of the first season run. The second season only had 6 episodes, bringing the entire series run to a grand total of 22 episodes.
Always good seeing Kirk and Spock working together, and their motley crue of fellow explorers makes this episode even more entertaining. This would have made a really exciting live action episode. Maybe someday this will be adapted. Recommended.
Episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️