When Kirk and his landing party arrive on the planet below, they are met by eerie mists, a dark castle, witches, zombies and a black cat. They soon learn that they are under the influence of a wizard, Korob, who tries to bend them to his will. They also soon learn that the black cat they saw is more than she appears and is in fact a powerful witch in her right. It is left to Kirk and Spock to find a means to escape their grasp. Written by
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The title of this episode, "Catspaw", is a term that describes a person used by another as a dupe. As McCoy points out, Scott and Sulu are used as catspaws to lure more crewmen down. See more
While in the dungeon, Spock mentions something about Jackson just before he collapsed. Spock was not present when Jackson collapsed. See more
Mr. Chekov, recalibrate your sensors. If you need help...
I can do it, sir. I'm not that green.
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