Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Original Series, Season 1: Menagerie Pt. 2

"The Menagerie, Part II"
Airdate: November 4, 1966
17 of 18 produced
12 of 80 released
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This is the conclusion to last week's cliffhanger.  Spock faces certain death for what he has done, but Kirk still cannot fully understand why.  The answer lies on the forbidden planet that the Enterprise is hurtling towards with the aid of the mysterious aliens who live there.  Out of control of his ship, Kirk can only watch as these aliens continue to tell the story of what happened to Captain Pike and the crew of the Enterprise so long ago.  He can only hope it answers his questions.  Why is Spock sacrificing himself for his former captain, and what is his plan once the Enterprise finally reaches the forbidden Talos IV?

Matt and I both gave this an enthusiastic 5, for a well-deserved total of 10.  Top to bottom, this was a great episode, and a wonderful and novel use of an unaired episode.  The podcast is 1:01:03 long and weighs in at 53MB.  Enjoy

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