Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 12

The Menagerie - Part II

Aired Unknown Nov 24, 1966 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • At the very end of the episode, Spock wheels Pike out of the hearing room to take him to the transporter room and beam down to the planet. However, two seconds after the doors close behind Spock, Pike is shown "walking" on the planet on the view screen. There's no way there would be sufficient time to have gotten to the transporter room, get Pike on a transporter pad, engage the transporter system, have it cycle through, and have him materialize on the planet surface - much less be transformed by the Talosians.

    • In part 1 the computer was turned on to record the trial proceedings. In part 2 nobody bothers to turn it on.

    • At the end of part 1, Starfleet relieves Kirk of command and tells him and everyone else to stop viewing the Talosian transmissions during the court martial. At the beginning they say they can't stop the transmissions, go back into the courtroom, and watch them anyway. Why don't they just go to a different room, or cover the screen with a cloth?

  • Quotes

    • Pike: Now, unless you want my ship to consider capturing me an unfriendly act--
      Magistrate: You now see the primitive fear/threat reaction. The specimen is about to boast of his strength, the weaponry of his vessel, and so on.
      (Pike prepares to throw himself at the glass)
      Next...frustrated into a need to display physical prowess, the creature will throw himself against the transparency.

    • Vina: A person's strongest dreams are about what he can't do. Yes, a ship's captain, always having to be so formal, so decent and honest and proper. You (Pike) must wonder what it would be like to forget all that.

    • Vina: You're a fool.
      Pike: Since you're not real, there's not much point in continuing this conversation, is there?

    • Pike: I'll gamble (the Talosians are) too intelligent to kill for no reason at all. On the other hand, I've got a reason.

    • Pike: I bet you've created an illusion this laser is empty. I think it blasted a hole that you keep us from seeing. Want me to test my theory out on your head?

    • Kirk: Mr. Spock, when you're finished, I want to talk to you. This regrettable tendency you've been showing lately towards flagrant emotionalism...
      Spock: I see no reason to insult me, sir.

    • The Keeper: Captain Kirk. Captain Pike has an illusion, and you have reality. May you find your way as pleasurable.

  • Notes

    • When Pike asks the Keeper to restore Vina's illusion of beauty, the Keeper told Pike "and more". Pike looks at Vina and sees that her appearance was restored. In the pilot, "The Cage," Pike would not only see Vina's beauty restored but that they gave her an illusion of him and they entered together.

    • Jeffrey Hunter is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Malachi Throne (Commodore Mendez) are the only actors to appear in both "The Cage" and the newly shot portions of this two-parter.

    • DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy), James Doohan (Scotty) and George Takei (Sulu) do not appear in this episode. Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) does not appear on screen but has several voice over lines.

  • Allusions