Spock’s Vulcan physiology usually saves the day (inner eyelid, copper-based blood, etc) but this time it makes him the only one susceptible to a disease. There’s an antidote, but it is too far away! Starfleet sets up a rendezvous with a dilithium cargo ship that can pick up the drug, but the window is tight — certainly too tight to fight off any Orion Pirates! Holy ticking clock, Batman! And these Orion Pirates are such jerks! Don’t they know Spock is about to drop dead? I really got into this one — I practically moved a few centimeters toward the edge of the couch, hence slightly stirring me from my near comatose state of all-day marathon Animated Star Trek viewing. I then belched, scratched myself, and slipped further into lethargy.