[TOS] The Menagerie, Part 1

[TOS] Season 1, Episode 11 (Netflix: S1 E12): The Menagerie, Part 1

Rating: 3
This episode is very intriguing and has good build up. It might get a little dull in the second half if you had just recently watched “The Cage”.
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Notes:

Starbase 11, apparently it’s on a planet.

Malachi Throne is Commodore Mendez!

This is a pretty intriguing start to an episode, with Spock’s odd behavior and all.

Visiting Talos IV is the only crime left that still warrants the death penalty!

Majel Barrett in her best role, as “Number One”

File under: Majel Barrett (Chapel/Lwaxana)

At this point we’re watching Kirk and Spock watching the Talosians watching Pike and his crew. I hope we don’t find out that Riker is watching all of us in a holodeck or something.

Those are some crazy phasers

To be concluded next week?! By the way, the threat that our heroes will face the death penalty by Starfleet for trespassing on a forbidden planet is about as unbelievable as stakes can get. But still, a cliffhanger!

 

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  • http://twitter.com/johntodd55 John Christensen

    If i was the actor who played Pike, id be pretty upset seeing the makeup required to get back on the show.

    • http://twitter.com/LetsWatchST Lets Watch Star Trek

      I think it might have even been a different actor for this episode playing Pike. Poor other guy

      • Scott McIntyre

        Pike in the Cage was Jeffrey Hunter. Sean Kenny played Pike in the wheelchair.