Captain Christopher Pike
Jeffrey Hunter / Sean Kenney
Dr. Phillip Boyce
Commodore Jose Mendez
Voice of The Keeper
Dr. Theodore Haskins
Chief Petty Officer Garrison
Kirk succeeds in persuading Commodore Mendez and Starfleet to reconvene
Spock's court martial and they continue to watch the transmissions, with
the Enterprise still locked on course for Talos IV. The images play through
the Rigel VII mission illusion, then halts of its own accord in order
to allow Christopher Pike to take some rest.
Spock informs Mendez and James Kirk that the Talosians want Pike to return
but is unable to provide them with an explanation. The Enterprise speeds
on through space towards the forbidden planet and, as it makes its final
approach, the court martial begins again.
The final sequences of the transmission are seen in which the Talosians
capture two female Enterprise crew members in order to get the captives
to breed but Pike manages to acquire a weapon and escapes. The transmission
ceases abruptly and, with no further evidence offered, Mendez asks for
a verdict. Not having received any real explanation for Spock's actions,
Kirk, Mendez and Pike have no option but to return a verdict of guilty.
At that point the transmission recommences, showing Pike and the female
crew reaching the surface of the planet. The Talosians consider the humans
to be too volatile and dangerous a species so allow them to go free. Vina,
who was horribly mutilated in a crash, chooses to stay with them so their
telepathic illusions can continue to give her a 'normal' life.
On board the Enterprise 'Commodore Mendez' disappears, being only one
of the Talosians' illusions and placed there merely to keep Captain Kirk
otherwise occupied. The Talosians offer to help Pike in the same way as
Vina. He agrees and ia transported down to the planet where Kirk and Spock
see, on the viewscreen, that he is reunited as his youthful, fit self
with a beautiful Vina.
Starfleet have been monitoring the proceedings and, after considering
the facts, agree to dismiss charges against Kirk and Spock despite the
strictness of General Order Seven.