"Pirates of Orion" leaves many questions open about the nature, actions and fate of the Huron crew. Which is only understandable, as the cartoon cannot show the pirates doing the logical thing and slaughtering the poor folks; the camera looks away during the actual encounter with the raiders.
A North American cartoon of the period couldn't; a Japanese cartoon of the period could (and most likely did.) That's why I'd love it if the next Star Trek
cartoon was done in Japan, or at least by somebody with an adult sensibility, or two shows are done; one for kids, and one for adults.