The Menagerie (II)
Episode 13 of 30 within Season One. Item 13 of 90 overall.
Production number 6149-16B.
Gene Roddenberry - Writer
Marc Daniels - Director
410 votes

Stardate: 3013.1-3013.2--Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise are diverted to Planet Q, to meet Dr. Thomas Leighton, who claims to have discovered a new synthetic food that would end the threat of famine on Signia Minor, a nearby Earth colony, but when they arrive, Kirk learns that Leighton lured the Enterprise there because he recognized an actor in a touring troupe as former Governor Kodos of Tarsus Four -- also known as Kodos the Executioner -- who butchered over four thousand people and has been assumed dead for years.

original airdate--November 24, 1966  

network: NBC

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


Alien Races: Talosians, Orion, Rigelian Kaylar

Log Entries:

  • "Personal log, stardate 3013.1. I find it hard to believe the events of the past 24 hours or the plea of Mr. Spock standing general court martial... Why? Why does Spock want to take to that forbidden world his former captain, mutilated by a recent space disaster, now a shell of a man unable to speak or move? The only answer Spock would give was on the hearing room screen. How Spock could do this, he refused to explain, but there before our eyes actual images from thirteen years ago... Of Captain Pike as he was when he commanded this vessel, of Spock in those days and of how the Enterprise had become the first and only starship to visit Talos IV. They had received a distress signal from that planet and discovered there still alive after many years, the survivors of a missing vessel only to find it was all an illusion. No survivors, no encampment, it was all a trap set by a race of being who could make a man believe he was seeing anything they wished him to see. And Captain Pike was gone, a prisoner for some unknown purpose."
  • "Personal log, stardate 3013.2. Reconvening court martial of Mr. Spock and the strangest trial evidence ever heard aboard a starship... from the mysterious planet now only one hour ahead of us; the story of Captain Pike's imprisonment there."
  • "Personal log, supplemental. Strange evidence from the past... how the Talosians, planning to breed a society of Human slaves, tempted Pike with the Earth woman they held in captivity... and as she appeared to him in many forms, each more exciting than the last, Pike was beginning to weaken."


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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012 The Menagerie (I)
Next episode :
014 The Conscience of the King
Related to this story :
001 The Cage
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alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=(CHA') Menagerie

regional titles

De Menagerie (II)
The Menagerie (II)
La menagerie (II)
Talos IV - Tabu (2)
An Menagerie (II)
L'ammutinamento - parte seconda
La Colecci█n de Fieras (II)