Spock's court-martial board views the video stream from Talos IV of Captain Pike's imprisonment 13 years earlier and of the Enterprise's attempts to rescue him. The Talosians, using their powers of mind-reading and illusion, place Pike in worlds from both his memory and his imagination. The one constant is Vina, the beautiful blonde survivor of a crashed Earth ship (the other half of a Talosian plan for a captive Adam and Eve). Number One's attempts to liberate Pike result in her and Yeoman Colt's capture (additional breeding stock for the Talosian plan), but when the humans and Talosians learn more of each other, the situation takes a turn neither side expects. As the Enterprise approaches Talos IV once again, Kirk and the court watch the past unfold and learn the real reason for Spock's mutiny. Written by
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When Number One is in the transporter room, she is wearing a bright shade of red lipstick. Seconds later, when she materializes in Captain Pike's cell on Talos IV, her overall makeup is lighter, with a much lighter lipstick, matching Yeoman Colt's shade. See more
It was a perfect illusion. They had us seeing just want we wanted to see - human beings who'd survived with dignity and bravery, everything entirely logical, right down to the building of the camp, the tattered clothing, everything. Now, let's be sure we understand the danger of this: The inhabitants of this planet can read our minds; they can create illusions out of a person's own thoughts, memories and experiences, even out of a person's own desires - illusions just as real and solid as this ...
Referenced in South Park: 4th Grade
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