How well do you remember the Halloween episode of Star Trek?

By: H&I Staff     Posted: October 6, 2023, 11:10AM

Though there is a Christmas party in "Dagger of the Mind," Star Trek: The Original Series did not truly make a special Christmas episode. Despite all the women Kirk kissed, they did not film a Valentine's Day episode, either.

No, the only holiday Star Trek overtly celebrated with a dedicated episode was Halloween. 

"Catspaw" was the first episode filmed for season two, though the network wisely held it back until October 27, 1967, the week of Halloween. 

"Trick or treat, captain?" Spock asks. "Yes, Mister Spock. You'd be a natural," Kirk answers.

"Dust, cobwebs — Halloween is right," Bones notes as the landing party wanders a spooky castle. The episode is filled with skeletons, shadows and eerie creatures. Let's see how well you remember it!

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  1. What color is the cat that the crew encounters?
  2. Who turns into these two little shrimps?
  3. What is the name of this fellow, played by Theo Marcuse?
  4. What is the name of this mysterious women, played by Antoinette Bower?
  5. Does Kirk kiss her?
  6. When the Enterprise landing party arrives on the planet, they encounter three of these eerie creatures.
  7. What is the name of the planet?
  8. What does she do to the Enterprise?
  9. See? It's not so bad being a Redshirt. This guy is left in command of the Enterprise. What is his name?
  10. Which crew member is NOT being mind-controlled by the aliens here?
  11. What do the aliens call their "magic wand"?
  12. This member of the crew dies in the opening scene. Kirk mentions him twice in his Captain's log.
  13. "Catspaw" was adapted from the short story "Broomstick Ride" by this prolific author. He also wrote the teleplay for the episode.
How well do you remember the Halloween episode of Star Trek?

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