Season 1 episode 16 “The Jihad” 5683.1 January 12, 1974 written by Stephen Kandel directed by Hal Sutherland.
The USS Enterprise arrives at the Vedala asteroid, where Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock have been summoned to learn about a stolen religious artifact, the “Soul of the Skorr”, whose theft could ignite a galactic holy war. Generally I think “The Animated Series” is the weakest of the Star Trek universe. They have great writers, the whole cast except for Chekov but James Doohan and Majel Barrett do a good job of voice acting for extras. The repetition of shots and over re-used music can pretty boring at times. I would give this about a 6 out of 10, I wouldn’t give any TAS episode more than an 8. Kirk and Spock go on a mission to retrieve a stolen religious artifact. They assemble a team of experts to get the job done. The thing I do like about TAS is they have more freedom to do different aliens, not just a human with some ridges or some appliance tacked on. Also it’s fun to observe Captain Kirk keeping it together with Huntress Laura always hitting on him, c’mon Laura he has dated a green chick, the big eyebrows are not you.