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* StrippedToTheBone: There is a whole, bleached human skeleton in an iron maiden in the dungeon for no purpose other than to be scarey.
* VoodooDoll: Sylvia calls it "Sympathetic magic". It's how she killed Jackson. She makes a model of the starship ''Enterprise'' that she uses as a voodoo doll. Incidentally, the prop used is now in the Smithsonian.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: The true forms of Sylvia and Korob looked like something a Kindergartner made out of blue pipe cleaners.

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* StrippedToTheBone: There is a whole, bleached human skeleton in an iron maiden in the dungeon for no purpose other than to be scarey.
scary.
* VoodooDoll: Sylvia calls it "Sympathetic magic". "sympathetic magic." It's how she killed Jackson. She makes a model of the starship ''Enterprise'' that she uses as a voodoo doll. Incidentally, the prop used is now in the Smithsonian.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: The true forms of Sylvia and Korob looked like something a Kindergartner kindergartner made out of blue pipe cleaners.


* GhostButler: When the landing party enter the castle, the door closes itself behind them.

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* GhostButler: When the landing party enter enters the castle, the door closes itself behind them.



* OminousFog: It's all over the place. Spock comment that due to the low level of water vapor in the air, it shouldn't exist. It's there purely to look scarey.

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* OminousFog: It's all over the place. Spock comment comments that due to the low level of water vapor in the air, it shouldn't exist. It's there purely to look scarey.scary.


'''Spock''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Very bad poetry]], Captain.

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'''Spock''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Very bad poetry]], poetry, Captain.


* HalloweenEpisode: Was originally aired around Halloween of 1967. Nearly all HauntedCastle tropes are present and occasionally discussed. Spock is familiar with a few Terran superstitions, but not with the custom of "Trick or Treat".

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* HalloweenEpisode: Was originally Originally aired around Halloween of October 27, 1967. Nearly all HauntedCastle tropes are present and occasionally discussed. Spock is familiar with a few Terran superstitions, but not with the custom of "Trick or Treat".

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* EmpathicShapeshifter: Via the transmuter, Sylvia and Korob make themselves and the surrounding area look like something explicitly out of a human nightmare. Or the set of a Universal Horror film.
* EntertaininglyWrong: Korob and Sylvia are clearly a bit out of date as to what humans are like, leaving Kirk et al thoroughly nonplussed when they're offered valueless (with the invention of replicators) gems or presented with ghostly hovering faces (which just makes them wonder what tech is in play).

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[[caption-width-right:350:Here's Sylvia rocking [[Website/SFDebris the divorced aunt in the clown pajamas look]].]]

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Someone explain, again, why it was a good idea for the captain, first officer, second officer, and chief medical officer all to be on a strange and possibly sinister planet at the same time.


* VoodooDoll: Sylvia calls it "Sympathetic magic". It's how she killed Jackson. She makes a model of the starship ''Enterprise'' that she uses as a voodoo doll. Incidentally, the prop used is now in the Smithsonian.



* VoodooDoll: Sylvia calls it "Sympathetic magic". It's how she killed Jackson. She makes a model of the starship ''Enterprise'' that she uses as a voodoo doll. Incidentally, the prop used is now in the Smithsonian.

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* BrutalHonesty: When confronted with an illusion that threatens the landing party with death using a weak imitation of Shakespearean dialogue:
-->'''Kirk''': Analysis, Spock.\\
'''Spock''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Very bad poetry]], Captain.


* NightmareFuel: The whole episode is meant to be scarey, but those three witch faces that appear out of nowhere are beyond mildly creepy.


Scotty, Sulu and [[{{Redshirt}} Ensign Jackson]] have been beamed down to explore Pyris VII. Only Jackson beams aboard to die and then (Yes,in this order) give a prophesy of doom and destruction in an eerie, echoing voice. Kirk, Spock and [=McCoy=] beam down to investigate. The place has an eerie, spooky atmosphere and there's a creepy looking castle nearby. The crew goes there in search of their lost crewmates. The interior looks like something out of a HauntedHouse, complete with dust and cobwebs. And a hissing and spitting black cat. Kirk and company fall through a trap in the floor and land in a dungeon where they're chained to the walls. A zombified Scotty and Sulu release them and they are transported to the sumptuous throne room of Korob the Wizard, who seems very interested in humanity, but doesn't seem very educated on modern (as of Stardate 3018.2) human culture. And there's something about that black cat that keeps hanging around him....

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Scotty, Sulu and [[{{Redshirt}} Ensign Jackson]] have been beamed down to explore Pyris VII. Only Jackson beams aboard to die and then (Yes,in (yes, in this order) give a prophesy of doom and destruction in an eerie, echoing voice. Kirk, Spock and [=McCoy=] beam down to investigate. The place has an eerie, spooky atmosphere and there's a creepy looking castle nearby. The crew goes there in search of their lost crewmates. The interior looks like something out of a HauntedHouse, complete with dust and cobwebs. And a hissing and spitting black cat. Kirk and company fall through a trap in the floor and land in a dungeon where they're chained to the walls. A zombified Scotty and Sulu release them and they are transported to the sumptuous throne room of Korob the Wizard, who seems very interested in humanity, but doesn't seem very educated on modern (as of Stardate 3018.2) human culture. And there's something about that black cat that keeps hanging around him....



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Tropes !!Tropes for this episode include:
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* All Wizards Have Cats: An inversion! It seems that it's the cat who has the wizard.

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* All Wizards Have Cats: AllWitchesHaveCats: An inversion! It seems that it's the cat who has the wizard.



* CallARabbitASmeerp: Lt. [=DeSalle=] says "I bet you credits to navy beans!" where most would say "I bet you dollars to donuts!" They don't have donuts in the future? What sort of Dystopia is this!?!?!

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* CallARabbitASmeerp: Lt. [=DeSalle=] says "I bet you credits to navy beans!" where most would say "I bet you dollars to donuts!" They don't have donuts in the future? What sort of Dystopia is this!?!?!this?!



* CobwebOfDisuse: It's not a HauntedCastle without a few

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* CobwebOfDisuse: It's not a HauntedCastle without a fewfew.
* CuffsOffRubWrists: When Kirk, Spock and [=McCoy=] are let out of the dungeon the first time.



* GhostButler: When the landing party enter the castle, the door closes itself behind them.



* NightmareFuel: The whole episode is meant to be scarey, but those three witch faces that appear out of nowhere are beyond mildly creepy.



* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime: The three witches when they prophesy doom for the landing party if they don't turn back. As with the other Halloween tropes, the landing party is not impressed, either by the warning or by the quality of the verse.



* ShoutOut: Korob mentions to Sylvia of their duty to the ''[[CthulhuMythos Old Ones]]''. Appropriate, considering the episode's writer was Creator/RobertBloch.

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* ShoutOut: Korob mentions to Sylvia of their duty to the ''[[CthulhuMythos ''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Old Ones]]''. Appropriate, considering the episode's writer was Creator/RobertBloch.



* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Sylvia and Korob can't get enough of human sensation

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* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Sylvia and Korob can't get enough of human sensationsensation.


* [[AllWitchesHaveCats All Wizards Have Cats]]: An inversion! It seems that it's the cat who has the wizard.

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* [[AllWitchesHaveCats All Wizards Have Cats]]: Cats: An inversion! It seems that it's the cat who has the wizard.



* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Kirk nearly refers to [=McCoy=] by his usual nickname of "Bones", until he sees what's in the iron maiden. He changes his mind and calls him "Doc".



* [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty I Have You Now My Handsome]]: Sylvia tries to pull this on Kirk in a rare genderflip of this trope. Kirk, being [[TheCasanova Kirk]], quickly flips it into his favor.

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* [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty I Have You Now My Handsome]]: IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Sylvia tries to pull this on Kirk in a rare genderflip of this trope. Kirk, being [[TheCasanova Kirk]], quickly flips it into his favor.



* NightmareFuel: The whole episode is meant to be scarey, but those three witch faces that appear out of nowhere are beyond mildly creepy.
* [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine No, Captain Kirk, I Expect You To Dine]]: Korob offers Kirk and company a banquet. When they seem unimpressed, he offers them plates of jewels.

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* NightmareFuel: The whole episode is meant to be scarey, but those three witch faces that appear out of nowhere are beyond mildly creepy.
* [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine No, Captain Kirk, I Expect You To Dine]]:
NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Korob offers Kirk and company a banquet. When they seem unimpressed, he offers them plates of jewels.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: Modern reruns of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' the Original Series have digitally remastered special effects, but there was only so much they could do with the scene with the giant cat. Remember the "black panthers" from ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice''? Yeah, it was like that. The fuzzy blue marionettes representing Sylvia and Korob's true forms have since had the wires edited out.


* AlasPoorVillian: Korob turned out to be a pretty decent guy in the end. Too bad the Starfleet landing party stood there and watched him die helplessly along with Sylvia.

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* AlasPoorVillian: AlasPoorVillain: Korob turned out to be a pretty decent guy in the end. Too bad the Starfleet landing party stood there and watched him die helplessly along with Sylvia.

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* AlasPoorVillian: Korob turned out to be a pretty decent guy in the end. Too bad the Starfleet landing party stood there and watched him die helplessly along with Sylvia.

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