Star Trek

“The Menagerie, Part II”

Episode Number12 (1.12)
Production Number16
Original Airdate24-Nov-1966
TeleplayGene Roddenberry
DirectorMarc Daniels
The Talosians offer a new life for Pike

During the proceedings, from an unknown source, they watch the events that transpired when Captain Pike was in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise. They are shown Pike's initial contact with the Talosians, a race of beings eager to study human beings in their natural state, and who can provide illusions to make things appear exactly as they would like. As the Enterprise arrives at Talos, Commodore Mendez disappears and the Talosian Keeper tells Kirk that the Mendez that accompanied him in the shuttle and the trial was an illusion projected from Talos. The Keeper offers Captain Pike a life with them, complete with an illusion of health to free him from the limitations of his body. Kirk allows Pike to beam down to Talos IV and all charges against Spock are dropped.

Guest Cast

Jeffrey Hunter (Capt. Christopher Pike)*
Susan Oliver (Vina)*
Malachi Throne (Commodore Jose I. Mendez)
M. Leigh Hudec (Number One)*
Peter Duryea (Lt. Jose Tyler)*
John Hoyt (Dr. Philip Boyce)*
Laurel Goodwin (Yeoman J. M. Colt)*
Adam Roarke (C.P.O. Garrison)*
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Sean Kenney (Disabled Christopher Pike)
Hagan Beggs (Lieutenant Hansen)
Meg Wyllie (The Keeper)

  • *These characters appeared in footage from the pilot "The Cage" as the visual evidence of Pike's early mission.