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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Episode complete credited cast:
Theodore Marcuse ...
Korob (as Theo Marcuse)
Michael Barrier ...
DeSalle (as Mike Barrier)
John Winston ...
Transporter Chief
Rhodie Cogan ...
Gail Bonney ...
Maryesther Denver ...
Jay D. Jones ...
Crewman Jackson (as Jimmy Jones)


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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The voices of the little creatures in the final scene are the sounds made by newly-hatched alligators calling for their mother. See more »


When McCoy steps onto the rocks at the end, they wobble under his feet. See more »


First Witch: Wind shall rise.
Second Witch: And fog descend.
Third Witch: So leave here, all, or meet your end.
[wailing witches cackle and vanish]
Captain James T. Kirk: Spock. Comment.
Mr. Spock: Very bad poetry, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: A more useful comment, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: What we've just seen is not real.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's useful.
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A giant Halloween party
16 November 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the weirdest and strangest Star Trek episodes occurs here where the Enterprise lands on some planet that looks like somebody's idea of a giant Halloween party. Of course it's anything but that.

What's causing all the problems are a pair of very powerful creatures played by Theo Marcuse and Antoinette Bower. Marcuse is first seen alone with a black cat, but the cat soon changes form and becomes Bower who looks and acts like a poor man's Joan Collins.

This particular episode I thought was inferior. All the more pity because the characters of Koreb and Sylvia that Marcuse and Bower play are quite engaging. But for the life of me at the end of the show when we see these two in their real form one cannot believe that they were quite able to accomplish all they did.

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