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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




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 ... 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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For most of Star Trek, James Doohan ("Scotty") hides his right hand, which was missing the middle finger due to a WWII D-Day injury. While being questioned with his hand resting on some sort of lie detector scanner, his fingers are hidden by being curled around the edge of the plate. During a close-up shot of the machine reacting to an intentional lie being told, a complete five-fingered hand spread across the plate is seen - the hand is an obvious stunt double. See more »


Spock says the people of Argelius II are "as peaceful as sheep", yet their penalty for murder is "death by slow torture". On the other hand, Jaris points out that the penalty is "ancient" and "barbaric" and has "never been changed", while referring to the penalty in the past tense. Once could thus infer that the people of Argelius II have changed since the penalty was last applied. See more »


Hengist: Fairy tales. Ghosts and goblins.
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Alternate Versions

Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more »


References Thriller: Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961) See more »


Music credited to Alexander Courage
Sung by Loulie Jean Norman
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A murder mystery in space!
28 August 2020 | by argimlumaniSee all my reviews

This episode is surprisingly well written and executed it begins with Scotty not remembering murdering a woman he left a bar with and kirk and spock basically have to prove his innocence but more women keeping dying around Scotty and he has these blackouts where he remembers nothing eventually its all settled on the ship where the annoying guy with the high pitched voice is intact an evil entity is he jack the ripper its possible considering that more murders throughout history have taken place but the evil entity is vanquished in the end by kirk and crew overall an entertaining premise that works well

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