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.
Did You Know?
accepted the lead role of Captain Christopher Pike in "The Cage," the first pilot episode of Star Trek. but declined to film a second Star Trek pilot, requested by NBC in 1965, deciding to concentrate on films. Footage from the original pilot was subsequently adapted into a two-part episode called "The Menagerie" and screened in 1966. It wasn't until 1988 that it was screened intact as a filler episode in Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987) due to a writers strike. 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 Christopher Pike
I don't understand.
You will. You're a perfect choice.
A limited release theatrical version was screened in the US on 13 November 2007 and 15 November 2007 to promote the remastered version of the series. It included a message from Rod Roddenberry
, a twenty-minute "making of" documentary about the restoration process, and a trailer for Season Two of the remastered series. See more
Theme From Star Trek
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