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Promazine pills

For the actress with the same last name, please see Alison Pill.

A pill was a small dosage of medicine.

Miri unfavorably associated pills with doctors when questioned by Kirk where the doctors used to work. (TOS: "Miri")


While attempting to find Pavel Chekov at Mercy Hospital in 1986, McCoy gave a powerful pill to an elderly woman that regenerated her kidney. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

When Leonard McCoy was having trouble sleeping after returning from M-113 in 2266, Kirk suggested he take one of the red pills McCoy had given him last week. (TOS: "The Man Trap")

To prevent Spock from following him in his pursuit of Gary Mitchell and Elizabeth Dehner, Kirk instructed Dr. Mark Piper not to give him a pill to bring him out of his unconsciouness until after he'd left. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

Negative use

After going for a period of time without the Venus drug, Magda and Ruth demanded the pills from Harcourt Mudd. He found them in his mattress. Later, Eve took what she believed to be the pills, only to find out that they had been replaced with colored gelatin. (TOS: "Mudd's Women")

The Orion captain attempted suicide via a poison pill, but Kirk stopped him before he could take it. (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion")

Metaphorical usage

Spock referred to the as-yet-unknown to him cure-all agent that Leila Kalomi was taking him to see as a "happiness pill", something which he believed a scientist like her would know to be impossible. (TOS: "This Side of Paradise")

When McCoy described his odd meeting with Alice and the White Rabbit on the Shore Leave Planet to Kirk, he mistook it for a ruse to get him to come down, calling it a "McCoy pill, with a little mystery sugar-coating". (TOS: "Shore Leave")

Eleen's unusually cooperative attitude towards McCoy's ministrations prompted Kirk to ask him whether he'd given her a "happy pill". (TOS: "Friday's Child")

See also

In the script for "Encounter at Farpoint", the 21st century Army uniform was equipped with a slender tube which contained at least one pill. The individual would take the tube, make an adjustment to it, and put the pill into their mouth. They would then bite the pill. This was later changed to a system where the drug was administered through a vapor sprayed into the nose. [1]

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