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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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Captain Christopher Pike (archive footage)
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Vina (archive footage)
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Number One (archive footage) (as M. Leigh Hudec)
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Lt. José Tyler (archive footage)
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Dr. Boyce (archive footage)
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Yeoman J.M. Colt (archive footage)
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C.P.O. Garrison (archive footage)
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Dr. McCoy (credit only)
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Scott (credit only)
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Uhura (voice)
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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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Sean Kenney took over the role of Pike from Jeffrey Hunter. Kenney also appeared as DePaul in TOS Season 1. Because Malachi Throne was cast as Commodore Mendez, it was necessary to re-dub The Keeper's dialogue by altering the pitch of the actor's voice. Throne later played Romulan Senator Pardek in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (1991) and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification II (1991). See more »

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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 »

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Dr. Boyce: 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 ...
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Kirk Observes his Predecessor in Action - part two
28 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This continues the plot of part one, with most of the episode consisting of Spock, Kirk, commodore Mendez and the crippled Pike (played by another actor, not Jeff Hunter) seated in a conference room watching movies of one of Pike's past missions. This may sound quite boring, but viewers had the opportunity to see how two separate suspenseful plots would conclude - the one with Pike in the past and the one with Kirk and Spock. This doubled impact was especially true if a viewer had never seen the original pilot "The Cage." Footage from "The Cage" dominated this second part, consisting of about 70% of this episode (whereas this was the case for the wraparound portion in the first part).

There was at least one unexplained delay during the showing of these space home movies as the 3rd act ended, as the images stopped being transmitted. This allowed the script to throw in some more jeopardy as Spock was found officially guilty by the 3 ranking officers as they waited for the show to continue. Yep, things still looked pretty grim at this point: Spock still seemed to have betrayed his current captain

  • Kirk - and faced a death penalty (I do wonder how it was done in the


23rd century - death by phasers? That would probably be painless). But, to Roddenberry's credit, he managed to throw in a little whammy towards the end of his wraparound tale which probably surprised the audience and made complete sense in view of what kind of aliens Pike had faced during his past mission. I think Kirk forgave Spock a bit too quickly as the episode ended and all the 'death penalty' threats evaporated too easily, but Pike's final scene and final fate here is about as good as science fiction gets.


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