While visiting Starbase 11, the Enterprise is hijacked by Mr. Spock, leaving Captain Kirk behind while abducting the recently crippled Captain Christopher Pike, former commander of the Enterprise. The destination: Talos IV, off limits by Federation order since the Enterprise first visited the planet thirteen years earlier while then under the command of Captain Pike. After Kirk and Commodore Mendez, the Starbase commander, intercept the Enterprise, a court martial against Spock's apparent treachery is convened. Spock's only defense is a video feed showing Pike's capture and imprisonment by the inhabitants of Talos IV. Written by
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When Spock presents himself for arrest, he states; 'Lt. Hanson is in operational control.' No in-universe reason is given for command not falling to 3rd in command Lt. Commander Scott (Scotty). See more
The younger Spock shows emotion by smiling and gazing in wonder or awe when touching the humming leaf when on the scout mission at the beginning. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
[stranded in a shuttle
Part of me is hoping that the Enterprise WON'T come back for us. We step on that deck, Spock is finished, court-martialed, disgraced.
Commodore Jose Mendez
He's DEAD if he makes it to Talos 4.
Edited from Star Trek: The Cage
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Written by Alexander Courage See more