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The Man Trap


Episode Info

The first episode of the historic science fiction series to be broadcast, though not the first filmed, Star Trek 6: The Man Trap begins with the starship Enterprise visiting an isolated planetary outpost staffed only by a single scientist, Professor Robert Crater, and his wife Nancy. Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy pay a personal visit to Crater, and McCoy reveals that, before her marriage, he had been romantically involved with Nancy. They are soon distracted from the awkward reunion, however, when several crew members are killed by an unknown creature; autopsies reveal their bodies have been entirely drained of salt. Kirk orders an evacuation of the planet, but the Craters refuse, much to McCoy's dismay. Further investigation leads Kirk to suspect that the Enterprise may still be in danger from the "salt vampire," and that the Craters may know much more about this creature than they admit.


William Shatner
as Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy
as Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
Bruce Watson
as Crewman Green
Michael Zaslow
as Crewman Darnell
Francine Pyne
as Blonde Nancy
Sharon Gimpel
as M-113 Creature
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