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Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969)

Episode:1x11
The Menagerie, Part 1

Jack's Rating:
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Spock commandeers the Enterprise to take Captain Christopher Pike to the off-limits planet Talos IV.

Features:
Stardate: 3012.4
Air Date: 11/17/66
Director: Marc Daniels

Jack's Review
I bumped this episode up to a 2.5 because I watched it recently after decades of skipping it and found that it didn't bother me as much as it used to. That being said, and before I get roasted by Trek fans everywhere, I know this is a classic. Captain Pike in the chair beeping his head off is entertaining - but it's clearly the producers trying to shoehorn the pilot episode into the series which makes it feel clunky. The main reason I have never been a fan of this episode is pretty simple: it was on ALL THE TIME when I was a kid! Every other week, it seems, this episode was on TV!

 
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