When Captain Kirk and his landing party arrive on Pyrus VII, they are met by eerie mists, a dark castle, wailing witches, zombies and a black cat. They soon learn that they are under the influence of a wizard, Korob, who tries to bend them to his will. They also soon learn that the black cat they saw is more than she appears and is in fact a powerful witch in her right. This beautiful witch, Sylvia, who wears a diamond pendant on her black dress, explains that they are explorers from another galaxy. However, Kirk and Spock must find a means to escape their grasp before they return to the Enterprise.
Did You Know?
The title of this episode, "Catspaw", is a term that describes a person used by another as a dupe. As McCoy points out, Scott and Sulu are used as catspaws to lure more crewmen down. See more
Obvious wig on Chekov (see trivia). See more
Don't let her touch your wand, Captain.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song. Highlights include a wider establishing shot showing the entire castle, not just the front door. See more
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