Wikia

Memory Alpha

Captives in Space

Discuss1
37,157pages on
this wiki
Revision as of 01:23, March 12, 2011 by SulfBot (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)

Cover image

Writer(s): unknown
Artist(s): unknown
Periodical: 1971 TV 21 Annual
Series: Star Trek (UK) Annual Story #3
Published: 1971
Pages: 6
Stardate: unknown (2265-2268)

Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, the massive starship Enterprise hung motionless in space above the atmosphere of a previously uncharted planet...

Summary Edit

Hailing the newly discovered planet Skur, the Enterprise is invited to send a delegation down. Materializing in a clearing just outside a city, Kirk, Spock, and Scotty see a brutish humanoid and attempt to communicate with him. Realizing that he cannot comprehend, three felinoids approach and are equally puzzled that the landing party resembles their 'animals'. The ambassador, Meng, introduces himself as the son of their leader, Zeldon, and invites the men to a reception prepared in their honor.

As the group travels to the reception, Scotty expresses his discomfort to Kirk, remarking that doesn't like seeing beasts ruling over humanoids. Kirk suggests they learn to accept Skur's evolution. The delegation is introduced to Zeldon, and Scotty continues to chafe. Zeldon agrees that the situation is unusual, but suggests they all share a meal. When the Skurians eat their food without utensils, Scotty interrupts with a speciesist outburst. Zeldon is insulted, has the landing party thrown into a zoo, and orders the destruction of the Enterprise.

When feeding time comes, Kirk and his men escape from the zoo and free other creatures on display. Meng and his servants arrive at the zoo during the escape and are attacked by animals. Kirk seizes a weapon and blasts Meng's attacker. Meng is confused, and Kirk says that he is not an animal. The crew departs for the Enterprise, and Meng expresses his and his father's regrets at their failed First Contact.

Memorable Quotes Edit

"He is an animal, Earthman! I confess, you look rather like him yourself!"

- Meng, making an important first impression

Background Edit

Cover gallery Edit

Characters Edit

Regular Cast Edit

Other Characters Edit


Previous:
Second UK Annual Story
Star Trek Comic Strip (UK)
Annual Story
Next:
"Planet of Rejects"

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki