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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. Boyce (archive footage)
Laurel Goodwin ...
Yeoman J.M. Colt (archive footage)
C.P.O. Garrison (archive footage)
Dr. McCoy (credit only)
Scott (credit only)
Uhura (voice)
Sean Kenney ...
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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"The Menagerie, Parts I" and "II" constitute the only two-parter in the run of Star Trek (1966). Combined, the two parts of this script only run to 64 pages, shorter than the scripts for many one-hour episodes. This is due to the heavy use of footage from Star Trek: The Cage (1986), which only had to be briefly noted by scene designations in the script format. See more »


When fighting the Kaylar in the illusion of Rigel 7, Pike holds the Kaylar off with a staff as he backs up the stairs. The staff appears to have a metal blade. When the blade is pushed against the Kaylar's body, the blade flexes like rubber. See more »


Captain James T. Kirk: That's Vina, again, as the green Orion slave girl?
[Captain Pike beeps affirmatively]
Commodore Jose Mendez: They're like animals. Vicious, seductive. They say no human male can resist them.
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Edited from Star Trek: The Cage (1986) See more »


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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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