Star Trek (1966–1969)
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Wolf in the Fold 

Kirk and the Enterprise Computer become detectives after Scotty is accused of murdering women on a pleasure planet.


Joseph Pevney


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
John Fiedler ... Hengist
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Jaris (as Charles Macauley)
Pilar Seurat Pilar Seurat ... Sybo
James Doohan ... Scott
George Takei ... Sulu
Charles Dierkop ... Morla
Joseph Bernard Joseph Bernard ... Tark
Tanya Lemani ... Kara (as Tania Lemani)
John Winston John Winston ... Transporter Chief
Virginia Aldridge Virginia Aldridge ... Lt. Karen Tracy
Judith McConnell ... Yeoman Tankris (as Judy McConnell)
Judi Sherven Judi Sherven ... Nurse


While on shore leave on the planet Argelius II with Dr. McCoy and Captain Kirk, Chief Engineer Scott finds himself accused of murdering an exotic dancer he met in a nightclub. He has no recollection of the incident but is found standing over the girl with a bloody knife in his hand. For Mr. Hengist, the chief administrator, the case is cut and dried, but Jaris, the planet's leader, suggests that his wife chair a séance to identify the killer. Tragedy strikes again, still pointing to Mr. Scott as the culprit. Kirk suggests they retire to the Enterprise where they can use its computers to determine if Scott is lying and who the real culprit may be. Written by garykmcd

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22 December 1967 (USA) See more »

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Uhura and Chekov do not appear in this episode. See more »


Obvious double for Mr. Hengist in the final chase. Notice the stunt double is wearing a complete bald cap whereas actor John Fiedler has hair on the back and sides. See more »


Voice of Redjac: I am without ending. I have existed from the dawn of time, and I shall I live beyond its end! In the meantime, I shall feed, and this time I do not need a knife. You will all die horribly in searing pain!
Mr. Spock: It is attempting to generate terror, Captain.
Voice of Redjac: I can cut off your oxygen and suffocate you!
Sulu: Captain.
[McCoy injects Sulu with a hydrospray, Sulu immediately becomes euphoric]
Sulu: Whoever he is, he sure talks gloomy.
[starts to rise from chair]
Captain James T. Kirk: [pushing Sulu back into his chair] Man your post, Sulu.
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to depend on some spooky mumbo-jumbo..
8 May 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Star Trek

Wolf In The Fold

A cultural hub and by far one of the most loved and respected tale, Star Trek is created by Gene Roddenberry who wrote this brilliant concept, ahead of its time and is probably why it still doesn't fail to entertain us after these many years. It was written "for the future" in many aspects as it even though is smarter, wiser and powerful it still seeks for emotion and the force that binds it all. The relation between Spock and Kirk; despite of its premise, is the most human thing in this majestic tale where the adventures are endless. Encountering this original series, at this stage makes the execution look petty and a bit loose (the small technical aspects can be negotiated) but the writing is smart, gripping and hence completely overpowers it.

After a good run on its first season, the second season has more expectations to fulfill and hopefully they will try to develop the character a bit more and focus on the relations between the crew members on the enterprise to blend in and communicate easily with the audience despite of just focusing on more mind-numb missions that sometimes feel like they are filling their time and work in.

It's always interesting and entertaining to encounter lead multiple characters sit around a table while discussing a topic or solving or deducting a case which is delivered in a large amount and the rest of it works due to its newer format or structure of the plotline.

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