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.
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The only 2-part story in Star Trek: The Original Series. All Star Trek spin-offs had many two-part stories. See more
The closeup of Kirk, Spock and McCoy first arriving at Starbase 11 shows a low hedge to their right. This is not present on the previous matte shot where Miss Piper walks out to meet them. See more
I have never disobeyed your orders before, Captain, but this time I must.
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
Referenced in Castle: Ghosts
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