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"Star Trek" The Menagerie: Part II (TV Episode 1966) Poster

(TV Series)

(1966)

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Space Officer: Nice place you have here, Mr. Pike.

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Mr. Spock: If we start buzzing about down there, we're liable to find their mental power is so great they could reach out and swat this ship as though it were a fly.

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Vina: Let me... please you.

Captain Christopher Pike: Yes, yes, you can please me. You can tell me about them.

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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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Number One: Well, you all know the situation. We're hoping to transport down inside the Talosian community.

Mr. Spock: If our measurements and readings are an illusion also, one could find oneself materialized inside solid rock.

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Mr. Spock: [out of a landing party of 6, only 2 successfully transport down] The women!

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The Keeper: Each of the two new specimens has qualities in her favor. The female you call Number One has the superior mind and will produce highly intelligent children.

Captain Christopher Pike: All I want to do is get my hands on you!

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Captain Christopher Pike: And that's it. No apologies. You captured one of us, threatened all of us...

First Talosian: Your unsuitability has condemned the Talosian rase to eventual death. Is this not sufficient?

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Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, even if regulations are explicit, you could have come to me and explained.

Mr. Spock: Ask you to face the death penalty, too? One of us was enough, Captain.

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Captain James T. Kirk: Eh, Mr. Spock, when you're finished, please come back and see me, I want to talk to you. This regrettable tendency you've been showing lately towards flagrant emotionalism...

Mr. Spock: I see no reason to insult me, sir. I believe I've been completely logical about the whole affair.

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The Keeper: Despite its frustration, the creature appears more adaptable than our specimens from other planets. We can soon begin the experiment.

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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 table top and just as impossible to ignore.

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The Keeper: 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.

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Captain Christopher Pike: [to Vina, both of them caught in reliving his past] It's starting just as it happened two weeks ago - except for you.

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Vina: Quick. If you attack while it's not looking...

Captain Christopher Pike: But it's only a dream.

Vina: You have to kill him as you did here before.

Captain Christopher Pike: You can tell my jailers I won't go along with it. I'm not an animal performing for its supper.

Vina: It doesn't matter what you call this. You'll FEEL it; that's what matters. You'll feel every moment of when it happens to you.

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Captain Christopher Pike: And since you're not real, there's not much point in continuing this conversation, is there?

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Dr. Boyce: Their power of illusion is so great, we can't be sure of anything we do or anything we see.

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Vina: ...When dreams become more important than reality, you give up travel, building, creating. You even forget how to repair the machines left behind by your ancestors. You just sit, living and re-living other lives left behind in the thought records.

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The Keeper: You overlook the unpleasant alternative of punishment.

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Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Strange evidence from the past: How the Talosians, planning to breed a society of human slaves, tempted Captain Pike with the Earth woman they held in captivity. And as she appeared to him in many forms, each more exciting than the last, Pike was beginning to weaken.

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Vina: Now THERE'S a FINE choice for intelligent offspring!

Yeoman J.M. Colt: Offspring? As in children?

Number One: Offspring as in... he's Adam, is that it?

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The Keeper: Your ship - release me or we'll destroy it.

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Vina: Perhaps they made me from dreams you've forgotten.

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Commodore Jose Mendez: How do you plead to the charge of unlawfully taking command of this starship?

Mr. Spock: Guilty.

Commodore Jose Mendez: Of sabotaging the computers of this vessel, and locking it on a course for planet Talos IV?

Mr. Spock: Guilty.

Commodore Jose Mendez: And of forcibly attempting to transport Captain Pike to that planet?

Mr. Spock: Guilty.

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