THE MENAGERIE PART 1
Original Airdate: November 17th, 1966
Malachi Throne, Susan Oliver (archive footage), Jeffrey Hunter (archive footage)and Meg Wyllie (archive footage)
The Enterprise is summoned to an outpost, or so they thought. Through the use of computers and recording tapes, Spock arranged
to come here in order to put a plan into action that he's been working on ever since the former Captain of the Enterprise,
Christopher Pike became an invalid in a accident.
Spock kidnaps Pike and then steals the Enterprise, then breaks the one law that still has a death penilty for it. Going
to the planet Talos IV. When Kirk and Commodore Jose Mendez catches up with the spacejacked Enterprise. Commodore Mendez
puts Spock on trail and a strange transmission begins that explains the day Pike first visited Talos IV and why it's so forbidden.
This what I call recycling, the Menagerie is the unaired pilot which is called THE CAGE. I just wish the new box sets had
the CAGE. Anyway, even though it's not Jeffery Hunter playing old Christopher Pike, the make-up makes the likeness uncanny.
This is an interesting episode and good use of recycling. The only two parter in the old Trek history. I tip my hat to
you. My only complain is the backdrop outside the Commodore's office looked faked, like it was done by a child.
GEUST STARS: 10.0
BACK DROPS: 8.0
CHRISTOPHER PIKE: 10.0
OVERALL FOR EPISODE 11: