Star Trek (1966–1969)
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Very alien visitors to our galaxy attempt to connect with human consciousness but miss, winding up tapping into the regions of human nightmares instead.

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Joseph Pevney

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Robert Bloch
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Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Antoinette Bower ... Sylvia
Theodore Marcuse ... Korob (as Theo Marcuse)
James Doohan ... Scott
George Takei ... Sulu
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Michael Barrier Michael Barrier ... DeSalle (as Mike Barrier)
John Winston John Winston ... Transporter Chief
Rhodie Cogan Rhodie Cogan ... First Witch
Gail Bonney ... Second Witch
Maryesther Denver Maryesther Denver ... Third Witch
Jay D. Jones Jay D. Jones ... Crewman Jackson (as Jimmy Jones)
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When Captain Kirk and his landing party arrive on Pyrus VII, they are met by eerie mists, a dark castle, wailing witches, zombies and a black cat. They soon learn that they are under the influence of a wizard, Korob, who tries to bend them to his will. They also soon learn that the black cat they saw is more than she appears and is in fact a powerful witch in her right. This beautiful witch, Sylvia, who wears a diamond pendant on her black dress, explains that they are explorers from another galaxy. However, Kirk and Spock must find a means to escape their grasp before they return to the Enterprise. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1967 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

James Doohan (Scotty) lost his right middle finger during World War II. Most of his scenes are shot to hide it; however, it is very noticeable here. When Scotty is holding a phaser pistol on Kirk and Spock, only two fingers are holding the butt of the phaser. See more »

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The skeleton in the dungeon has a hinge on its skull, showing that it is not real. Probably a educational model skeleton. See more »

Quotes

Captain James T. Kirk: What now? You wave your magic wand and destroy my mind, too?
Sylvia: There's no real damage to the mind, Captain. Simply a drain of knowledge and will.
Captain James T. Kirk: You don't call that damage?
Sylvia: Why should I?
Captain James T. Kirk: You'd know, if you had compassion. A woman should have compassion. But I forget you're not a woman.
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Alternate Versions

Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song. Highlights include a wider establishing shot showing the entire castle, not just the front door. See more »

Connections

Edited from Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966) See more »

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Witches, Castles, Dungeons, Wizards & A Black Cat
8 January 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Season 2, episode 7. The Enterprise is at Pyrus VII. Sulu, Scotty & Crewman Jackson has beamed down to investigate. The Enterprise has lost contact with them for awhile but Jackson communicates he is ready to beam aboard and when he does, he is dead. A strange voice is heard coming from Jackson so Kirk, Spock and Bones beam down to find out what is going on and what has happened to Sulu & Scotty. When the 3 beam down, they see thick fog, 3 witches, an eerie castle and a black cat upon entering the castle. They meet Korob & Sylvia, end up in a dungeon and find that Scotty and Sulu are in a trance of sorts and obeying the will of the two sorcerers. The sorcerers use their magic against the Enterprise, Bones ends up in a trance-like state while Kirk & Spock try to figure out a way to beat the sorcerers and save their ship & crew. Sylvia becomes very cruel and disputes with Korob. Korob decides to help Kirk and his crew because he feels that Sylvia is going way to far.

One of those "fun" episodes. It first aired just before Halloween in 1967... it really does make a great Halloween show. I still love this episode even though it is not as popular nor rated as high as some of the others.

9/10


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