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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According to Number 1, Vina was an adult crew member of the expedition. At the end, Vina indicates that the Talosians had never seen a human, thus had no idea how to rebuild her. Why the Talosians could not have read her mind while they were rebuilding her to see how she looked prior to the crash is never explained. Also, as a crew person on a voyage of that type, I have to believe that she would have had at least rudimentary instruction in human anatomy - which the Talosians would have been able to retrieve. See more
I read most strongly a recent death struggle in which it fought to protect its life. We will begin with this, giving the specimen something more interesting to protect.
Referenced in South Park: 4th Grade
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Written by Alexander Courage See more