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Stardate 3018.2
Star Trek: The Original Series, episode 30 (2.1)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

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
Walter Koenig   IMDB   Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov
Guest Cast:
Antoinette Bower   IMDB   Sylvia
Theo Marcuse   IMDB   Korob
Michael Barrier   IMDB   Lieutenant Desalle
John Winston   IMDB   Lieutenant Kyle
Rhodie Cogan   IMDB   First Witch
Gail Bonney   IMDB   Second Witch
Mary Esther Denver   IMDB   Third Witch
Jimmy Jones   IMDB   Crewman Jackson
Mike Howden   IMDB   Lieutenant Rowe
Gerald Fried   IMDB
Joseph Pevney   IMDB
Robert Bloch   IMDB
Laser Disc   ST:TOS LaserDisc Volume 17
DVD   ST:TOS DVD Volume 15
The Original Series Teaser #30: Catspaw
On the planet Pyris VII, two beings known as Korob and Sylvia have been sent on a mission of conquest by their home world. Using a matter transmuter, they assume human form to welcome the U.S.S. Enterprise landing party.

When one member of the initial landing party returns to the ship dead, Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to find Scotty and Sulu transformed into mindless zombies. Sylvia and Korob appear as witch and warlock and use scare tactics to keep the officers from investigating the planet and their motives. Kirk, Spock and McCoy are taken prisoner and shown examples of Korob and Sylvia's "powers," which includes heating a small model of the U.S.S. Enterprise over a flame and having the heat transfer to the orbiting ship.

Sylvia takes an interest in Kirk and decides to abandon her original mission in order to learn about human feelings and experiences. When she finds out the captain is merely using her to gain an advantage, she becomes furious and retaliates.

Korob ultimately helps the crew to escape, but Sylvia turns into a giant black cat and crushes him. Kirk then uses Korob's wand transmuter to destroy Sylvia's source of power - her amulet - before smashing the wand. Their powers gone, the aliens revert to their true form - fragile blue creatures who quickly die in the planet's atmosphere. With their demise, Scotty and Sulu return to normal and the landing party beams back to the U.S.S. Enterprise.
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