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The Menagerie: Part II 

At Spock's court martial, he explains himself with mysterious footage about when Capt. Pike was kidnapped by powerful illusion casting aliens.

Directors:

Robert Butler, Marc Daniels (uncredited)

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry, Gene Roddenberry (created by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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 (archive footage) (as M. Leigh Hudec)
Peter Duryea ... Lt. José Tyler (archive footage)
John Hoyt ... Dr. Phil Boyce (archive footage)
Laurel Goodwin ... Yeoman J.M. Colt (archive footage)
Adam Roarke ... C.P.O. Garrison (archive footage)
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy (credit only)
James Doohan ... Scott (credit only)
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura (voice)
Sean Kenney ... Christopher Pike
Hagan Beggs Hagan Beggs ... Lt. Hansen
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Storyline

Spock's court-martial board views the video stream from Talos IV of Captain Pike's imprisonment 13 years earlier and of the Enterprise's attempts to rescue him. The Talosians, using their powers of mind-reading and illusion, place Pike in worlds from both his memory and his imagination. The one constant is Vina, the beautiful blonde survivor of a crashed Earth ship (the other half of a Talosian plan for a captive Adam and Eve). Number One's attempts to liberate Pike result in her and Yeoman Colt's capture (additional breeding stock for the Talosian plan), but when the humans and Talosians learn more of each other, the situation takes a turn neither side expects. As the Enterprise approaches Talos IV once again, Kirk and the court watch the past unfold and learn the real reason for Spock's mutiny. Written by Tom D.

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Trivia

When Number One and Yeoman J.M Colt transport to the planet, Vina states that Capt. Pike would be better reproducing with a computer than Number One. Majel Barrett provided the standard Federation computer voice throughout the various Star Trek series. See more »

Goofs

When the Enterprise approaches Talos IV we see a close-up of Lt. Hansen sitting at the helm. In the next wide shot of the bridge Lt. Hadley occupies his place. See more »

Quotes

The Keeper: You overlook the unpleasant alternative of punishment.
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Alternate Versions

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


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Theme From Star Trek
Written by Alexander Courage
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A Worthy Conclusion
26 April 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

As the first half ended, Spock asked to have the second tape played. He doesn't care if he is vindicated, only that his former Captain be given piece. We now focus on Jeffrey Hunter who was Kirk's counterpart in "The Cage." We are let in on the secret of his adventures on Talos IV. It is about an effort of a dying race of superbrains who need to repopulate the planet. They are able to create incredible illusions, offering Pike anything to mate and be the new Adam. Unfortunately, Starship Captains don't always go along with someone else's agenda. Beautiful women (illusions) are offered up but Pike wants to understand what is going on. The joy of this is that he thoughtfully unravels things. Not to spoil this, it really works. The conclusion is quite satisfying. This also is Leonard Nimoy's opportunity to get beyond the "weird looking guy with the pointy ears." I recommend this.


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24 November 1966 (USA) See more »

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