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.
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This is the first episode to feature all 7 of the "classic" cast members who would be brought back for future big screen adventures: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov, although they do not all appear in the same scene together. See more
The initial landing party makes no sense. Kirk almost always leads the landing party himself; since the planet is seemingly uninhabited and has sparse plant life, if he doesn't go himself, he would send Spock with a team of professional scientists with a heavy concentration in geology and meteorology. Instead, Kirk sends an engineer, an amateur botanist, and a command-track officer--not a blueshirt in the bunch. See more
You like to think of yourselves as complex creatures, but you're flawed. One gains admittance to your minds through many levels. You have too many to keep track of yourselves. There are unguarded entrances to any human mind.
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