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Star Trek: The Menagerie Part I

Spock kidnaps his former captain and illegally takes control of the Enterprise, forcing a court martial where the events of a fateful mission to Talos IV are revealed.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 6149-16A
Airdate: Thursday November 17th, 1966



  • Currently 6.7/10
6.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Jeffrey HunterJeffrey Hunter
As Capt. Christopher Pike
Recurring

Starring Roles
DeForest KelleyDeForest Kelley
As Dr. Leonard Horatio "Bones" McCoy
Recurring
James DoohanJames Doohan
As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Recurring
Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
As Lt. Nyota Uhura
Recurring

Guest Stars
Susan Oliver (1)Susan Oliver (1)
As Vina
Recurring
Malachi ThroneMalachi Throne
As Commodore Jose I. Mendez
Recurring
Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
As Number One (as M. Leigh Hudec)
Recurring
Peter DuryeaPeter Duryea
As Lt. Jose Tyler
Recurring
John HoytJohn Hoyt
As Dr. Philip Boyce
Recurring
Adam RoarkeAdam Roarke
As C.P.O. Garrison
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Sean KenneySean Kenney
As Disabled Christopher Pike
Recurring
Hagan BeggsHagan Beggs
As Lieutenant Hansen
Recurring
Julie ParrishJulie Parrish
As Miss Piper
Recurring

Uncredited
Anthony JochimAnthony Jochim
As Survivor #1
Recurring
Bob HerronBob Herron
As Capt. Kirk's Stunt Double
Recurring
Brett DunhamBrett Dunham
As Guard
Recurring
Clegg HoytClegg Hoyt
As Transporter Chief Pitcairn
Recurring
Eddie PaskeyEddie Paskey
As Lt. Leslie
Recurring
Edward MaddenEdward Madden
As Geologist
Recurring
Frank Da VinciFrank Da Vinci
As Brent/Vinci
Recurring
George SawayaGeorge Sawaya
As Chief Humbolt
Recurring
Georgia SchmidtGeorgia Schmidt
As Talosian #1
Recurring
Jon LormerJon Lormer
As Theodore Haskins
Recurring
Laurel Goodwin (1)Laurel Goodwin (1)
As Yeoman J. M. Colt
Recurring
Leonard MudieLeonard Mudie
As Survivor #2
Recurring
Serena SandsSerena Sands
As Talosian #2
Recurring
Tom CurtisTom Curtis
As Voice
Recurring
Tom LupoTom Lupo
As Security Guard #2
Recurring
Jan ReddinJan Reddin
As Security Guard #1
Main Cast
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
As Captain James Tiberius Kirk
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
As Commander Spock

Recap

The Enterprise arrives at Starbase 11 and Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down to meet with Commodore Mendez and his assistant Miss Piper. Mendez wonders why they rerouted to Starbase 11 and Kirk informs him that they received a message from Fleet Captain Christopher Pike ordering them to proceed there. Mendez realizes they hadn't heard the news and explains that Pike, the first captain of the Enterprise and Spock's former commander, was crippled by radiation rescuing cadets during an inspection tour. Badly scarred and trapped in a vegetative body, Pike can only signal yes or no via a flashing light. Pike refuses to see them but finally agrees to see Spock. After the others leave, Spock says that his plan is underway. Despite the fact that Pike flashes disagreement, Spock plans to continue even though it involves mutiny...

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Episode Notes
This episode extensively re-uses footage from "The Cage". Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Malachi Throne (Voice of the Keeper/Commodore Mendez), and Majel Barrett (Number One/Voice of the Enterprise Computer) are the only actors to appear in both that episode and this two-parter.

The following staff are incorporated into the remastered footage for the new matte shot: Richard Barnett, Jimmy Berndt, Toni Pace Carstensen, James Holt, Nicki Kreitzman, David LaFountaine, Denise Okuda, Michael Okuda, Dave Rossi, Wendy Ruiz, Cliff Welsh, Niel Wray

This is the first episode to feature a shuttlecraft. "The Galileo Seven" was filmed prior to this episode, and stock footage of it is used here.

Marc Daniels is the only director credited. Only the production crew for the "modern day" parts of this episode are credited. In the next episode, only Robert Butler and the other "The Cage" production crew are credited, but receive no credit here.



Episode Quotes
Commodore Jose I. Mendez: Oh, have I introduced Miss Piper, Jim? This is Captain Kirk, Miss Piper.
Miss Piper: I recognized the captain immediately. A mutual friend described you, sir... Lieutenant Helen Johansson.
Kirk: Helen described...
Miss Piper: She merely mentioned she knew you, sir.
Kirk: Oh.

Commodore Jose I. Mendez: There is, of course, Mr. Spock's years of service with Captain Pike. Indications of loyalty to this former commander.
Kirk: A Vulcan can no sooner be disloyal than he can exist without breathing, present commander as well as past.

McCoy: Blast medicine anyway. We've learned to tie into every human organ in the body except one--the brain. The brain is what life is all about. That man can think any thought that we can, and love, hope, dream as much as we can, but he can't reach out, and no one can reach in.

Kirk: Either someone sent a message diverting us here, or someone lied about receiving it. Could that someone be Mr. Spock?
McCoy: Forgetting how well we both know Spock, the fact that he's a Vulcan means he's incapable of telling a lie.
Kirk: He's also half human.
McCoy: And that half is completely submerged. To be caught acting like us or even thinking like us would completely embarrass him.

McCoy: Mr. Spock is, uh... under arrest. Is confinement to quarters enough?
Spock: Adequate, Doctor. I'll make no trouble.

Capt. Christopher Pike: What are you putting in there, ice?
Dr. Philip Boyce: Who wants a warm martini?
Capt. Christopher Pike: What makes you think I need one?
Dr. Philip Boyce: Sometimes a man will tell his bartender things that he'll never tell his doctor.

Dr. Philip Boyce: A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
Capt. Christopher Pike: Now you're beginning to talk like a doctor, bartender.
Dr. Philip Boyce: Take your choice. We both get the same two kinds of customers--the living... and the dying.



Episode Goofs
Dialogue establishes that three officers of command rank must be present for a court martial. McCoy and Scotty are overlooked, although both are of command rank and in fact will serve on a court martial board later in "Turnabout Intruder."



Analysis
What Changed in the Remastered Version
General improvements cited on the main series page. Both Talos IV and Starbase 11 (a planetside base) get CGI upgrades. Planetside shots of Starbase 11 get a CGI backdrop upgrade, including human beings added and air vehicles moving about. The inset screen effect used for the courtroom display was cleaned up. New footage of the shuttlecraft is provided, and here it is named the Picasso. The zoom-in shot through the old Enterprise bridge dome make it translucent and shows a CGI crew. Moving starfields are added to the windows in the shuttlecraft and in Pike's quarters.




Other Episode Crew

CreatorGene Roddenberry
Executive ProducerGene Roddenberry
ProducerGene L. Coon
Associate ProducerRobert H. Justman
EditorRobert L. Swanson
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
First Assistant DirectorMichael S. Glick
MusicAlexander Courage
Music EditorRobert H. Raff
Music SupervisorWilbur Hatch
Costume DesignerWilliam Ware Theiss
HairstylistVirginia Darcy
Make-upFred B. Phillips
GripGeorge Rader
Set DecoratorMarvin March
Property MasterIrving A. Feinberg
Script SupervisorGeorge A. Rutter
Post Production SupervisorBill Heath
GafferGeorge H. Merhoff
OtherEdward K. Milkis (Assistant to the Producer)  |  Herbert F. Solow (Executive in Charge of Production)  |  Julian Davidson (Music Coordinator)  |  Steven W. Carabatsos (Script Consultant)
Director of PhotographyGerald Perry Finnerman
Production SupervisorBernard A. Widin
Art DirectorWalter M. Jefferies  |  Rolland M. Brooks
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Sound MixerJack F. Lilly
Special EffectsJames Rugg
Main Title ThemeAlexander Courage
 
Warning: Star Trek season 1 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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