Episode: "The Survivor"
Series: Star Trek: The Animated Series
Season 1, Episode 6
Original Air Date: October 13, 1973
When our friends rescue the pilot of a damaged spacecraft, they believe him to be Carter Winston, a well-known and long-lost human philanthropist. But naturally, he's actually a shapeshifting Vendorian bent on mischief. He takes the captain's form, then orders the ship into the neutral zone.
This is one of the better episodes so far, reminiscent of typical stories from TOS. The Vendorian (rather squid-like) is voiced by Ted Knight of Mary Tyler Moore Show (MTM) and Too Close for Comfort fame. I always smile inside when MTM alums turn up in other things. Knight had quite an active voice-over career in the 1970s, also performing on The Super-Friends among other shows. His voice is close to Shatner's, in fact - a drawback for some critics of this episode but I think it's fine.
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