Star Trek (1966–1969)
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The Menagerie: Part II 

At Spock's court martial, he explains himself with mysterious footage about when Capt. Pike was kidnapped by powerful illusion casting aliens.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Christopher Pike (archive footage)
Vina (archive footage)
Number One (archive footage) (as M. Leigh Hudec)
Lt. José Tyler (archive footage)
Dr. Phil Boyce (archive footage)
Laurel Goodwin ...
Yeoman J.M. Colt (archive footage)
C.P.O. Garrison (archive footage)
Dr. Leonard McCoy (credit only)
Scott (credit only)
Uhura (voice)
Hagan Beggs ...


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 Tom D.

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24 November 1966 (USA)  »

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This takes place in 2267. See more »


Number One's briefing room comment "So we just THOUGHT we saw survivors there" should not have been in the first person plural (we), since Number One herself was on the Enterprise during the referenced incident. See more »


Vina: Let me... please you.
Captain Christopher Pike: Yes, yes, you can please me. You can tell me about them.
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Edited from Star Trek: The Cage (1986) See more »


Theme From Star Trek
Written by Alexander Courage
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Spock's Strange Behavior Explained
22 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Season 1, episode 12. A 2-part episode. We pick up where part 1 left off. Spock is at his court martial hearing with Kirk, Mendez and Pike. We are still watching parts of The Cage episode on the screen at the hearing. We learn what the Talosians were really wanting and why they captured Pike. In the end, all is explained including the strange behavior of Mr. Spock.

The second part of this episode is good... but not quite as good as the first part to me - but almost. The ending might come as a surprise to first time viewers - a very pleasant one.


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