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Title ------------------------------------ The Man Trap
Writer ------------
--------------------- George Johnson
Director -------------
--------------------- Marc Daniels
Original Air Date -----
---------------- September 8, 1966
Order of Filming ------------
------------------------ 5th
Order of Broadcasting ----------
-------------------- 1st
Filmed ------------
--------------- Mid to late June 1966


Captain James T. Kirk ---
---------------- William Shatner
Lieutenant Cmdr. Spock ----
-------------- Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy -
------------- DeForest Kelley
Lieutenant Sulu ----------
----------------- George Takei
Lieutenant Uhura --------
---------------- Nichelle Nichols
Yeoman Janice Rand ---
-------------- Grace Lee Whitney


Nancy Crater ------------------------------- Jeanne Bal
Blonde Nancy ---------------------------- Francine Pyne
Professor Crater --------------------------- Alfred Ryder
Crewman Darnell ------------------------ Michael Zaslow
Crewman Green -------------------------- Bruce Watson
Uhura's Crewman ------------------------- Vince Howard
M-113 Creature -------------------------- Sharon Gimpel
Crewman Guard #1 ------------------------ Garrison True
Transporter Chief ------------------------- Larry Anthony
"Beauregard" puppeteer ----------------------- Bob Baker


'The Man Trap'

A vicious metal trap was once used by land owners to catch
human poachers.  It was made to hold the poacher until the
law arrived  and it could cripple or even kill a victim who
accidentally tripped
such a trap.


Damsel With A Dulcimer
One Man Trap
The Unreal McCoy


Holland ----------------------------------------- Nancy
France ----
---------------- There Were Millions of Them
Germany ------
--------------------- The Last of its Kind
Japan -
------------ A Bloodsucking Beast on Planet M113


The U.S.S. Enterprise arrives at planet M-113 to deliver supplies to Dr. Robert Crater and his wife, Nancy, whom Doctor Leonard McCoy was once romantically involved with. The Craters have been on M-113 for five years conducting an archeological survey of the planet's ruins. They are the only known inhabitants of the planet.

Crater tells Kirk that the only thing they need are salt tablets. Otherwise, they want to be left alone. Kirk debates this, insisting they must need other supplies and must at least allow McCoy to give them physicals. While this is happening, Darnell, one of Kirk's landing party, meets a beautiful young woman and wanders off with her.

When Kirk goes looking for the young man, he finds him dead, his body scarred with suction cup-shaped marks. The Captain orders the Craters to beam aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. On ship, Dr. McCoy is amazed at how little Nancy has changed since he last saw her, several years earlier. Her close proximity on board the starship begins to reawaken old feelings for the doctor that somewhat shadow any suspicions of her that he might normally have had.

However, the woman McCoy sees as Nancy Crater is a shape-shifting creature, the last survivor of M-113, and can literally appear as a different being to each person 'she' meets. By reaching into their minds and drawing on their memories, the creature can lull her potential victims into a false sense of security before she kills them.

The problem facing the M-113 creature is the need for sodium chloride ... salt. Without it, the being will die and its home planet is running out. The rest of its race died due to this shortage, and this final survivor formed a symbiotic relationship with Professor Crater. Crater provided the M-113 creature with the needed salt and the creature in turn gave the professor companionship ... something he had craved since the salt creature murdered his wife, the real Nancy Crater, for her body's salt.

Let loose on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, the M-113 creature begins killing members of the crew, first luring them by posing as someone they know and trust, then draining their bodies of their precious salt. Finally, the creature kills Crater and changes into Nancy Crater, nearly killing McCoy. Kirk and Spock, who have figured out the creature's secret, rush to the doctor's quarters and convince him that this is not the real Nancy. In an emotionally painful move, McCoy kills the creature, saving himself and the U.S.S. Enterprise crew.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 27

(1) Flowers ------------------------- 26.4 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(2) Pleasure ------------------------ 32.5 KB
Crewman Darnell - Dr. McCoy

(3) Plum ---------------------------- 27.9 KB
Nancy Crater - Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(4) Different ------------------------ 41.2 KB
Captain Kirk

(5) Book ---------------------------- 12.7 KB
Dr. McCoy

(6) Yours --------------------------- 5.90 KB
Captain Kirk

(7) Cry ----------------------------- 29.0 KB
Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock

(8) Frequency ---------------------- 39.9 KB
Mr. Spock - Lt. Uhura

(9) Moon --------------------------- 47.8 KB
Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock

(10) Assistance --------------------- 17.3 KB
Mr. Spock

(11) Lost --------------------------- 14.5 KB
Captain Kirk

(12) Supplies ----------------------- 30.5 KB
Lt. Uhura - Captain Kirk

(13) Salt --------------------------- 18.0 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

(14) Belly Ache --------------------- 11.4 KB
Captain Kirk

Classic Kirk dialogue - Great stuff!

(15) Glands ------------------------- 20.3 KB
Captain Kirk

Another great line from Kirk.

(16) Asteroid ----------------------- 5.90 KB
Yeoman Janice Rand

(17) Bless -------------------------- 8.44 KB
Mr. Sulu

(18) Nipping ------------------------ 6.16 KB
Yeoman Janice Rand

(19) Pills --------------------------- 15.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(20) Echo -------------------------- 12.0 KB
Captain Kirk

(21) Difficult ------------------------ 7.17 KB
Mr. Spock

(22) Creature ----------------------- 12.5 KB
Captain Kirk

(23) Lover -------------------------- 48.5 KB
Captain Kirk

(24) Spawned ---------------------- 15.8 KB
Mr. Spock

(25) Killing -------------------------- 7.68 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(26) Sorry -------------------------- 5.40 KB
Captain Kirk

(27) Buffalo ------------------------ 12.0 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk


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