Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 12

The Menagerie - Part II

Aired Unknown Nov 24, 1966 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (8)

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  • In part two of a two part episode, Spock's court martial continues as Enterprise heads to the forbidden world of Talos IV.

    As with part one I found this episode to be quite entertaining. Seeing the rejected pilot episode play out makes this episode all the more worth while. However that does not mean this episode is perfect. Having seen "The Cage" and having that to compare this with, "The Cage" has the advantage in the fact that it contains a number of scenes that were cut to fit time constraints. Those scenes help to make "The Cage" great. Though it's understandable why they were removed, they were essential scenes and not just filler. Finally, when it was revealed at the end the Commodore Mendez was an illusion, I had trouble buying the fact that the Talosians could project their mental powers over trillions of kilometers through space. Come on. That aside, this is a very good conclusion to a strong episode.