Kirk and crew find themselves placed in an alien zoo.

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Capt. Kirk (voice)
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Dr. McCoy (voice)
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Sulu (voice) (credit only)
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Lt. M'Ress / Randi Bryce (voice)
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Scott / Tom Markel / Arex (voice)
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Kirk and crew find themselves placed in an alien zoo.

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5 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Hard-core Star Trek (1966) fans are quick to point out that Markel and Bryce - not Enterprise crew - shouldn't be wearing the "arrowhead" Enterprise insignia. However, since the Star Trek movies and later TV series show all of Starfleet using the symbol, some fans postulate that perhaps its use indicates it had already been adapted as the universal Starfleet emblem. (Of course, since the animated series is not considered "canon", it's a fairly pointless argument anyway.) See more »

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The shot of Kirk, Spock and McCoy's reflections in the water is not mirrored; their "arrowhead" insignia are still on their left when they should appear to be on their right. See more »

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Captain James T. Kirk: A captain of a ship, no matter his rank, must follow the book.
Mr. Spock: A capability I'm afraid out of the reach of most humans.
Doctor McCoy: You Vulcans are the most impossible, unimaginative...
Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, that's not helping the situation.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Eye of the Beholder (1994) See more »

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One of the better cartoons of the series.
11 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I was surprised by this particular episode of the animated "Star Trek" series...it didn't suck. While the quality of the animation was horrible, as usual (and DON'T attack me for saying the obvious-- -it IS among the ugliest and worst animated TV shows ever), the story was interesting and seemed to fit into the style of the previous TV show much more than most of the animated shows.

Enterprise is looking for the crew of a scientific expedition. Their ship is in orbit but the crew beamed down to a planet and haven't been heard of since. When the usual three beam down, they find a strange planet which seems artificial because it has so many different terrains and geological features in such a small area. Only when it's too late do they realize it's a zoo...and they are the new exhibits!

The plot was clearly inspired by a "Twilight Zone" episode with a similar idea. But, the show was intelligently executed and kept my interest throughout. Now brilliant but for the cartoon series, it was a high point.


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