Star Trek: Season 2, Episode 7

Catspaw (27 Oct. 1967)

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Very alien visitors to our galaxy try to connect with human consciousness but miss, winding up tapping into the regions of human nightmares instead.

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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 garykmcd

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James Doohan (Scotty) lost his right middle finger during World War II. Most of his scenes are shot to hide it; however, it is very noticeable here. When Scotty is holding a phaser pistol on Kirk and Spock, only two fingers are holding the butt of the phaser. See more »

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When Kirk goes back for the transmuter Scotty's position changes from when he was rendered unconscious by Spock a few moments earlier. See more »

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Captain James T. Kirk: What now? You wave your magic wand and destroy my mind, too?
Sylvia: There's no real damage to the mind, Captain. Simply a drain of knowledge and will.
Captain James T. Kirk: You don't call that damage?
Sylvia: Why should I?
Captain James T. Kirk: You'd know, if you had compassion. A woman should have compassion. But I forget you're not a woman.
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What's with this awful episode?!
7 December 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Despite my sometimes acerbic reviews of the Star Trek series, I actually do love the show and have seen the episodes again and again and again. However, unlike most reviewers, my reviews tend to run the gamut in score--from 1 to 10. And, while I score most of the episodes in the 7 to 8 range, there are just a few that are so dreadful I must admit it and score them much lower. Yes, I have seen every episode of every Trek series and all the movies, so I do have at least an informed opinion. But, because I hated STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE and STAR TREK V and loved STAR TREK II, III and others, you know my opinions can be trusted to be somewhat balanced. I think this makes me a big fan, but not a zombie-like person who loves and accepts everything provided it's Star Trek. I really think there are many out there that give an automatic 10 to anything Trek.

Now this episode is the closest thing I can think of to a Star Trek Halloween special!! The crew land on a weird foggy world and it's inhabited by a couple of freaky witches--complete with black cats and monsters, etc.. This concept is so fundamentally silly that I think this is all I really need to say about the episode. It might be interesting only if you turn off your brain and enjoy it on a completely non-intellectual level.


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