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Wolf in the Fold 

Kirk and the Enterprise Computer become detectives after Scotty is accused of murdering women on a pleasure planet.


Joseph Pevney


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Robert Bloch




Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
John Fiedler ... Hengist
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Jaris (as Charles Macauley)
Pilar Seurat Pilar Seurat ... Sybo
James Doohan ... Scott
George Takei ... Sulu
Charles Dierkop ... Morla
Joseph Bernard Joseph Bernard ... Tark
Tanya Lemani ... Kara (as Tania Lemani)
John Winston John Winston ... Transporter Chief
Virginia Aldridge Virginia Aldridge ... Lt. Karen Tracy
Judith McConnell ... Yeoman Tankris (as Judy McConnell)
Judi Sherven Judi Sherven ... Nurse


While on shore leave on the planet Argelius II with Dr. McCoy and Captain Kirk, Chief Engineer Scott finds himself accused of murdering an exotic dancer he met in a nightclub. He has no recollection of the incident but is found standing over the girl with a bloody knife in his hand. For Mr. Hengist, the chief administrator, the case is cut and dried, but Jaris, the planet's leader, suggests that his wife chair a séance to identify the killer. Tragedy strikes again, still pointing to Mr. Scott as the culprit. Kirk suggests they retire to the Enterprise where they can use its computers to determine if Scott is lying and who the real culprit may be. Written by garykmcd

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22 December 1967 (USA) See more »

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A few months after this episode was broadcast, guest star John Fiedler took on one of his most enduring roles - that of the voice of Piglet in Disney's Winnie the Pooh cartoons. See more »


Onboard the Enterprise and using the "Truth Computer" before Scott and the other man sit in the chair, they put a tape cassette in the computer. Close ups of the computer working during questioning shows no tape or even a slot for one. See more »


Captain James T. Kirk: [They're on therapeutic shore leave at a night club on planet Argelius II; exotic female dancers are performing] Do you like her, Scotty?
Scott: Aye. Why shouldn't I?
Captain James T. Kirk: Good. I've invited her to join us at the table. I thought you might like to meet her.
Scott: Now that's what I call a real captain. Always thinking of his men.
[the dancer comes over, bends over backwards then does a shimmy before returning to the small stage to finish. Scotty bangs on the table in applause]
Captain James T. Kirk: [...]
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Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more »


Featured in William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995) See more »

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to depend on some spooky mumbo-jumbo..
8 May 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Star Trek

Wolf In The Fold

A cultural hub and by far one of the most loved and respected tale, Star Trek is created by Gene Roddenberry who wrote this brilliant concept, ahead of its time and is probably why it still doesn't fail to entertain us after these many years. It was written "for the future" in many aspects as it even though is smarter, wiser and powerful it still seeks for emotion and the force that binds it all. The relation between Spock and Kirk; despite of its premise, is the most human thing in this majestic tale where the adventures are endless. Encountering this original series, at this stage makes the execution look petty and a bit loose (the small technical aspects can be negotiated) but the writing is smart, gripping and hence completely overpowers it.

After a good run on its first season, the second season has more expectations to fulfill and hopefully they will try to develop the character a bit more and focus on the relations between the crew members on the enterprise to blend in and communicate easily with the audience despite of just focusing on more mind-numb missions that sometimes feel like they are filling their time and work in.

It's always interesting and entertaining to encounter lead multiple characters sit around a table while discussing a topic or solving or deducting a case which is delivered in a large amount and the rest of it works due to its newer format or structure of the plotline.

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