Star Trek : Catspaw – The Witching Hour Is Upon Us!

The witching season is upon us and this would be good time to revisit a Classic episode of Star Trek : Catspaw broadcast on 27 October 1967. It was the one and only time Original Trek did a seasonal episode.

So how do you get all of the Halloween elements into a Sci fi sitcom without it being silly or contrived? Catspaw does it.

Kirk and landing party beam down to a world that should not support life and not only are they menaced by some old cronie witches outside a misty castle but they cross paths with a huge black cat, mysterious wizards and a dungeon full of skeletons.

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Powerful aliens have scanned the crews brains and brought their deepest darkest fears to life.

These poweful Aliens hold the Enterprise ship to ransom by voodoo burning a model of it, over a candle.

The Aliens turn out to be nothing more than funny little tiny chickens on wires though – their true alien form. Well most horror reveals are disappointing!

Happy Halloween!!

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