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The Menagerie: Part I 

Spock kidnaps the crippled Capt. Pike, hijacks the Enterprise and then surrenders for court martial.


Marc Daniels, Robert Butler (uncredited)


Gene Roddenberry, Gene Roddenberry (created by)




Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
Jeffrey Hunter ... Captain Christopher Pike (archive footage)
Susan Oliver ... Vina (archive footage)
Malachi Throne ... Commodore José Mendez
Majel Barrett ... Number One / Enterprise Computer (as M. Leigh Hudec)
Peter Duryea ... Lt. José Tyler (archive footage)
John Hoyt ... Dr. Phil Boyce (archive footage)
Adam Roarke ... C.P.O. Garrison (archive footage)
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
James Doohan ... Scott
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
Sean Kenney ... Christopher Pike
Hagan Beggs Hagan Beggs ... Lt. Hansen
Julie Parrish ... Miss Piper


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. Written by Alfetta159

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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 »


Mr. Spock: [to Pike] I have never disobeyed your orders before, Captain, but this time I must.
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Alternate Versions

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 (2009) See more »


Theme From Star Trek
Written by Alexander Courage
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Cool but lousy!!
5 December 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Okay, I know my summary doesn't make a lot of sense,...but neither does the show, as the two episodes that make up THE MENAGERIE were originally the pilot for the first incarnation of Star Trek spliced apart and with added new stuff--a cheap way to use up seemingly wasted film. As a kid, I liked this two-parter, but also felt the plot made no sense--and only when I learned about the show's pedigree did I understand why. Seeing the original crew and Roddenberry's original idea for the show is really amazing--especially since it's all so "alien" since only two crew members returned for the actual series and only one of those in the same role from the original pilot (Spock). Plus THE MENAGERIE is a great episode! However, since the episode is so hacked apart and spliced together in a poor and contrived way, I DON'T recommend you see it. I also think the 'clever way' of hiding the fact that Jeffery Hunter was not used in the new material was REALLY lame! Instead, try to find the original unedited pilot episode entitled THE CAGE. This is one of the better episodes ever made and it's great seeing this alternative vision for the series.

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