The Menagerie (I)
Episode 12 of 30 within Season One. Item 12 of 90 overall.
Production number 6149-16A.
Gene Roddenberry - Writer
Marc Daniels - Director
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Stardate:3012.4--3012.6 Spock kidnaps his former captain and illegally takes control of the Enterprise.This forces him to stand at a court martial where the events of a fateful mission to Talos IV are revealed.

original airdate--November 17, 1966  

network: NBC

music: "Theme from Star Trek" "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Alexander Courage


Alien Races: Talosians

Log Entries:

  • "Captain's log, stardate 3012.4. Despite our best efforts to disengage computers, the Enterprise is still locked on a heading for the mysterious planet Talos IV. Meanwhile, as required by Starfleet General Orders, a preliminary hearing on Lieutenant Commander Spock is being convened and in all the years of my service this is the most painful moment I've ever faced."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 3012.6. General court martial convened. Mr. Spock has again waived counsel and has entered a plea of guilty."
  • "Captain's log, supplemental. Mr. Spock on trial for mutiny has forced the court to accept unusual evidence. On our monitor screen, the voyage of Captain Pike and the Enterprise to the one forbidden world in all the galaxy."


Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Klingon: logh: HeH Qav'e'. DaH 'entepray' Duj lengmey lutalu'. Qu' vagh-DIS: Huj chu' qo', yISam yIn tayqeq chu', vay' boldly nuqDaq V pagh 'ej explore.

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Previous episode :
011 The Corbomite Maneuver
Next episode :
013 The Menagerie (II)
Related to this story :
001 The Cage
  Star Trek: The Original Series, Season One
013 The Menagerie (II)
  Star Trek: The Original Series, Season One

alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=Menagerie (I)

regional titles

De Menagerie (I)
The Menagerie (I)
La menagerie (I)
Talos IV - Tabu (1)
An Menagerie (I)
L'ammutinamento - parte prima
La Colecci█n de Fieras (I)