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The Menagerie I
(Menageriet I)
Stardate 3012.4
Star Trek: The Original Series, episode 16 (1.15)

Last Modified: 07 Jul 2007 23:11:12

William Shatner   IMDB   Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy   IMDB   Lt. Commander Spock
DeFobest Kelley   IMDB   Lt. Commander Leonard H. McCoy
James Doohan   IMDB   Lieutenant Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
George Takei   IMDB   Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Nichelle Nichols   IMDB   Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Sean Kenney   IMDB   Captain Christopher Pike
Jeffrey Hunter   IMDB   Captain Christopher Pike
Malachi Throne   IMDB   Commodore Mendez
Hagan Beggs   IMDB   Lieutenant Hansen
Julie Parrish   IMDB   Miss Piper
Susan Oliver   IMDB   Vina
Majel Barrett Roddenberry   IMDB   Number One
Peter Duryea   IMDB   Lieutenant Jose Tyler
John Hoyt   IMDB   Doctor Boyce
Meg Wylie   IMDB   The Keeper
Adam Roarke   IMDB   Chief Petty Officer Garrison
Alexander Courage   IMDB
Marc Daniels   IMDB
Gene Roddenberry   IMDB
Laser Disc   ST:TOS LaserDisc Volume 41
DVD   ST:TOS DVD Volume 08
The Original Series Teaser #16: The Menagerie I

When a crippled and paralyzed Christopher Pike is beamed aboard the Enterprise, Spock commandeers the vessel to Talos IV, a world deemed off-limits by the Federation. As a result, the Vulcan is placed on court martial for mutiny, and during the trial the ship's viewscreen flashes back to footage from Pike's earlier mission to Talos IV (see The Cage (Colour edition)), which details his connection with the Talosians. It is Spock's hope that Pike will find some happiness amongst the illusionary abilities of that alien race.
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 6, 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 limited in his ability to communicate to the answers "yes" or "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 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 Talosian, 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.
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