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"The Practical Joker"
Star Trek: The Animated Series episode
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Scotty has problems with the food replicator
Episode no. Episode 019
Written by Chuck Menville
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Production no. 019
Original airdate September 21, 1974
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"The Practical Joker" is an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series.

Plot outline

When the U.S.S. Enterprise is attacked by three Romulan D-7 class battlecruisers, Kirk takes the ship into a nearby gaseous energy field to hide.

The cloud affects the Enterprise computer and it begins to play practical jokes on the crew, making glasses leak and utensils turn to rubber, and covering decks with ice. As these practical jokes become more and more dangerous, McCoy, Uhura, and Sulu get trapped in the Enterprise's malfunctioning holodeck.

In this episode, the holodeck made its first appearance in the Star Trek series and is simply called a "rec room."[1] No episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series showed any form of a holodeck. The holodeck was reintroduced in the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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