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The Menagerie Part 1

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Title ------------------------ The Menagerie Part 1
Writer -------------------------- Gene Roddenberry
Director ------------------------------- Marc Daniels
Original Air Date ----------- November 17, 1966
Order of Filming -------------------------------- 15th
Order of Broadcasting ------------------------ 11th
Filmed --------------------------- Mid October 1966


Captain James T. Kirk ------------ William Shatner
Lieutenant Cmdr. Spock ---------- Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy ---- DeForest Kelley
Lt. Cmdr. Montomery Scott ------- James Doohan
Lieutenant Uhura ------------------ Nichelle Nichols


Commodor Jose Mendez -------- Malachi Throne
Transporter Cheif ------------------------ Glegg Hoyt
Injured Captain Pike ----------------- Sean Kenney
Miss Piper ------------------------------- Julie Parrish
Chief Humbolt ---------------------- George Sawaya
Lt. Hansen ----------------------------- Hagan Beggs
Security Cheif ------------------------- Brett Dunham
Security Guard ---------------------------- Tom Lupo
Security Guard --------------------------- Ian Reddin
Enterprise Computer Voice --------- Majel Barrett
Starbase Computer Voice ---------- Majel Barrett
William Shatner's Stunt Double ------ Bob Herron


The U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew are diverted by a signal from the former captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise on Starbase 11, and proceed to the call. When they arrive they find Captain Christopher Pike, who is severely crippled by radiation burns, confined to a moving chair and his ability to communicate limited to the answers "yes" and "no."

Unbeknownst to Captain Kirk, Spock abducts Pike on board the ship. Captain Kirk returns to the U.S.S. Enterprise with Commodore Mendez, and soon discovers that Spock has locked the ship's controls on a course set for the planet Talos IV — a planet to which a visit carries the death penalty. Forced by the extreme actions of the Vulcan first officer, the two convene a court-martial against Spock.

During the proceedings, from an unknown source, they watch the events that transpired when Captain Pike was in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise. They are shown Pike's initial contact with the Talosians, a race of beings eager to study human beings in their natural state, and who can provide illusions to make things appear exactly as they would like. The transmission relays Captain Pike's entire mission surrounding the Talosians and their bizarre experiments while holding him in a powerful cage. The Talosians are telepathic beings, able to dig deep into the memories to find whatever illusion will be most effective. They attempt to hold Pike captive until his passion and fury force them to release him.

As the proceedings end, the entire court-martial is found to be meaningless, a result of Commodore Mendez being an illusion created by the Talosians for Kirk's benefit. The events, as well, which depicted Pike on Talos IV were also found to originate from the Talosians.

Because of Pike's condition, Spock has risked his career and freedom to bring his former captain to a place where he will be able to live an illusion of a pleasant life, rather than the tragically limited one he lives now. Kirk allows Pike to beam down to Talos IV and all charges against Spock are dropped.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 35

(1) Divert -------------------------- 30.0 KB
Miss Piper - Captain Kirk

(2) Impossible --------------------- 72.1 KB
Commodore Mendez - Captain Kirk

If a message was sent from Starbase to Enterprise
don't you think that Uhura would've been the one to
receive it instead of Spock?  Yes, I know.
Without Spock receiving it there would be no story.

(3) Pike --------------------------- 31.5 KB
Cmdr. Mendez - Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(4) Delta -------------------------- 35.1 KB
Dr. McCoy - Cmdr. Mendez

(5) Planned ------------------------ 71.1 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Pike (beeping)

(6) Message ----------------------- 78.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Cmdr. Mendez

(7) Alien --------------------------- 21.1 KB
Captain Kirk

(8) Piper --------------------------- 39.9 KB
Cmdr. Mendez - Miss Piper - Captain Kirk

(9) Disloyal ------------------------ 38.9 KB
Miss Piper - Captain Kirk

(10) Wheelchair -------------------- 56.9 KB
Miss Piper - Cmdr. Mendez

You'd think that with the advanced technology of
the 23rd century they could do more for Pike
than enable him to only blink 'yes' or 'no'.
They could do more than that with TODAY'S technology!!

(11) Starbase ---------------------- 39.6 KB
Starbase Operations Dude

(12) Brain ------------------------ 103.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(13) Lied ------------------------- 126.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(14) Eyes ------------------------- 16.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Cmdr. Mendez

(15) Order 7 ----------------------- 41.2 KB
Cmdr. Mendez - Captain Kirk

(16) Warping ---------------------- 17.5 KB
Cmdr. Mendez - Starbase Operations Dude

(17) Orders ------------------------ 52.1 KB
Mr. Spock

So much for the idea that Spock can't lie.
He lies several times in this episode.

(18) Oxygen ----------------------- 36.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Cmdr. Mendez

(19) Mad -------------------------- 30.2 KB
Cmdr. Mendez - Captain Kirk

(20) Shuttlecraft ------------------- 23.1 KB
Dr. McCoy

(21) Arrest ------------------------ 31.8 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(22) Trouble ----------------------- 37.6 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock - Guard

(23) Captains Log ------------------ 61.2 KB
Captain Kirk

(24) Mutiny ------------------------ 75.2 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock - Cmdr. Mendez

(25) Guilty ------------------------- 24.1 KB
Captain Kirk

(26) Why -------------------------- 79.5 KB
Cmdr. Mendez - Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(27) Evidence ---------------------- 25.9 KB
Cmdr. Mendez - Mr. Spock

(28) Friend ------------------------ 28.5 KB
Cmdr. Mendez - Captain Kirk

(29) Theatre ----------------------- 28.5 KB
Cmdr. Mendez

(30) Talos IV ---------------------- 13.7 KB
Mr. Spock

(31) Forbidden --------------------- 36.6 KB
Captain Kirk

(32) Signal ------------------------ 81.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock

(33) Death ------------------------ 33.8 KB
Cmdr. Mendez - Mr. Spock

(34) Transmission ------------------ 39.9 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(35) Lock -------------------------- 2.86 KB
Captain Kirk


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