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Star trek: The original series 1.02b - The man trap

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Doctor McCoy (Deforest Kelley) is reunited with former love Nancy Crater (Jeanne Bal), and her spouse Roger (Alfred Ryder), when the Enterprise visits the dead planet M-113 to perform medical check-ups and deliver supplies to the archaeological team there. The mysterious death of a crewmember causes Kirk (William Shatner) to face the unpleasant truth that perhaps the planet is not totally devoid of alien life...

Persons of interest

  • William Shatner .... Captain James Tiberius Kirk
  • Leonard Nimoy .... Commander Spock
  • Deforest Kelley .... Doctor Leonard H McCoy
  • James Doohan .... Lieutenant Montgomery Scott
  • Nichelle Nichols .... Lieutenant Uhura
  • George Takei .... Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
  • Walter Koenig .... Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov
  • Majel Barrett .... Nurse Christine Chapel
  • Grace Lee Whitney .... Yeoman Janice Rand
  • Bruce Watson .... Crewman Green
  • Michael Zaslow .... Crewman Darnell
  • Francine Pyne .... Nancy
  • Sharon Gimpel .... the M-113 being
  • George Clayton Johnson .... Screenwriter
  • Marc Daniels .... Director

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Another good episode, with the writers really getting in their stride.

There're lots of scenes with Sulu, Rand and Uhura, and they all have lots of lines to say and lots of things to do. it's the beginning of the ensemble cast performance which makes Star trek so fulfilling. And there's also a darn good mystery, one which can't be solved with technobabble.

One thing that wins hands down over The next generation is the use of colour. Where today's ships are all psychologically correct muted pastels or Earth tones, the original Enterprise is full of bold primary colours which are much more dramatic and aesthetically fulfilling. And before you ask, yes, I am a bit of a fauvist.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Out now
DVD retail: 9 September2004

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