Star Trek (1966–1969)
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The Menagerie: Part I 

Spock kidnaps the crippled Capt. Pike, hijacks the Enterprise and then surrenders for court martial.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Captain Christopher Pike (archive footage)
Vina (archive footage)
Number One / Enterprise Computer (as M. Leigh Hudec)
Lt. José Tyler (archive footage)
Dr. Phil Boyce (archive footage)
C.P.O. Garrison (archive footage)
Sean Kenney ...
Hagan Beggs ...
Lt. Hansen
Miss Piper


While visiting Starbase 11, the Enterprise is hijacked by Mr. Spock, leaving Captain Kirk behind while abducting the recently crippled Captain Christopher Pike, former commander of the Enterprise. The destination: Talos IV, off limits by Federation order since the Enterprise first visited the planet thirteen years earlier while then under the command of Captain Pike. After Kirk and Commodore Mendez, the Starbase commander, intercept the Enterprise, a court martial against Spock's apparent treachery is convened. Spock's only defense is a video feed showing Pike's capture and imprisonment by the inhabitants of Talos IV. Written by Alfetta159

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This is the first time that the trio of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down unaccompanied by any security guards or other personnel. Other episodes in which this occurred are Star Trek: The Devil in the Dark (1967), Star Trek: Catspaw (1967), Star Trek: Amok Time (1967), Star Trek: Bread and Circuses (1968), Star Trek: A Private Little War (1968), Star Trek: A Piece of the Action (1968), Star Trek: The Paradise Syndrome (1968), Star Trek: And the Children Shall Lead (1968), Star Trek: The Empath (1968), Star Trek: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky (1968), Star Trek: Plato's Stepchildren (1968), Star Trek: Requiem for Methuselah (1969), Star Trek: All Our Yesterdays (1969) and Star Trek: Turnabout Intruder (1969). See more »


Spock is referred to as a lieutenant commander, rather than his actual rank, as shown by the braids on his sleeves, of full commander. See more »


Captain James T. Kirk: Miss Piper, a Vulcan can no sooner be disloyal than he can exist without breathing. That goes for his present commander as well as his past.
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Featured in The Chronic Rift: Star Trek's 25th Anniversary (1991) See more »


Theme From Star Trek
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Mr. Spock Hijacks The Enterprise & Kidnaps Christopher Pike
22 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Season 1, episode 11. A 2-part episode. Mr. Spock says there is a message from Christopher Pike and the Enterprise heads to Starbase 11. Kirk, Bones and Spock beam down and learn that former Captain of the Enterprise  Christopher Pike is confined to a futuristic wheelchair and can only communicate through a light: a flash once for yes and 2 flashes for no via his brainwaves. There is no way Pike made a "call" to the Enterprise.  While Kirk speaks with Commodore Mendez about this strange occurrence, Spock beams aboard the ship, overrides the all the computers, has tape recordings of Kirk giving commands, has Bones to beam aboard, beams up Pike and takes off in the Enterprise toward the forbidden planet of Talos IV leaving Kirk behind. Mendez and Kirk jump into a shuttle craft to follow, Spock gives the command to beam the two aboard the Enterprise and orders Bones to arrest him. A court martial follows and Spock pleads guilty to mutiny.  The cliffhanger is in the middle of Spock's court martial hearing.

This episode ties into the original pilot episode The Cage, with parts of The Cage being shown by Spock at his own trial.

I really like this particular episode.. it's different. Spock's behavior is intriguing but will be fully explained in the second half of this episode.


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