Written by george clayton johnson and directed by marc daniels, it first aired on september 6, 1966 in the episode, the crew visit an outpost on planet m1 to conduct routine medical exams on the residents, only to be attacked by a shapeshifting alien who kills by extracting salt. Footage from star treks original pilot episode is incorporated into this twopart episode of the enduring science fiction television series. In episode 8, if memory serves, spock ethan peck returns to talos iv, which will give new context to the cage as the franchise reintroduces its inaugural aliens for the first time since the original series. The cage is the first pilot episode of the american television series star trek.
Indeed, much of season 2 thus far has established a more. May 01, 20 in a way, the cage actually feels more like an episode of star trek. Watch star trek season 1, episode 16 the galileo seven. Ai puts nic cage into star trek and writes tng episode.
Star trek chasing after star wars by navelgazing at its past is one thing ive had concerns over pretty much since discovery was first revealed as a prequel, but finefinethe previously. Net is in no way associated with, nor endorsed by, paramount pictures andor viacom. The original series was produced and filmed from may 1966 to february 1967 by desilu. Tracking the beacon, the landing party discovers crash survivors from a missing scientific expedition. In 2017, inverse recommended the cage as essential watching for star trek. One of the episodes of season 1 was a top seller on videocassette in 1982 and early 1983. Pike, hijacks the enterprise and then surrenders for court martial. However, when the twopart episode the menagerie, part i and the menagerie, part ii which reused almost all the footage from this episode went into production, the title of this installment. The iconic original gene roddenberry series that inspired a generation earned emmy nominations. It introduces us to the crew of the uss enterprise and even some backstory as to who its former commander was, and 2 of its earlier missions as well as the character yeoman rand. Mar 04, 2015 the cage written by gene roddenberry directed by robert butler season 0, episode 1 unaired pilot production episode 614901 original air date. Heres what you need to know about star trek pilot the cage the. The enterprise is lured to a planet by a repeating distress call. Short, fan made edit of star trek the cage railfan49.
The next generation companion in the first season episode justice, the tillman water reclamation plant was used as the main outdoor filming location. Its certainly more devoted to a pure sciencefiction highconcept than most episodes of classic star trek, and christopher pike seems like a closer relative to picard or even sisko than to the cowboy ways of captain james t. Star trek played a special role in the pioneering of the home video market, when they offered a season 1 episode in a special promotion with the star trek ii film. A bold dip into original series canon goes a long way toward justifying bringing spock and pike into the discovery fold. In a way, the cage actually feels more like an episode of star trek. Cbs has chosen the weekend before the release of the new star trek movie to put out the remastered version of the original star trek pilot the cage check local listings.
The menagerie, parts i and ii, are the eleventh and twelfth episodes of the first season of the american science fiction television series, star trek. For those who like to put their sets in binders and pages, this means nine cards per season one episode. While this pilot was not considered to have been a success at the time, the network executives did like it enough to finance a second pilot episode. Cage has been swapped into superman, indiana jones, jame bond, and many other films, and now into star trek. Aug 18, 2017 lets begin a 270 episode journey into a place where no man has gone before. Enterprise, kirks predecessor captain christopher pike tries to rescue an earth crew that disappeared eighteen years earlier. The cage was one of twentyfive proposed stories for star trek.
This is the first television series in the star trek franchise, and comprises 79 regular. Analyzis of the different versions of the cage the original. In 2010, scifinow ranked this the third best episode of the original series. The clone wars season 7, episode 8 recap together again. The opening credits to the star trek pilot the cage. Star trek villains through the years a list of 12 images updated 20 may 2016 top 15 star trek episodes as ranked by imdb users a list of 15 images. One of the episodes of season 1 was a top seller on videocassette in 1982 and early 1983, the episode space seed. The enterprise arrives at a starbase in response to a. The episode is on disc 7 of the star trek season 3. Star trek s pilot episode, the cage, was completed between november 1964 and january 1965, and starred jeffrey hunter as captain christopher pike, majel barrett as number one, and leonard nimoy as spock. The pilot was rejected by nbc as being too cerebral among other complaints. All tobacco advertising was banned from television and radio on 1 january 1971.
It was rejected by nbc in february 1965, and the network ordered another pilot episode, which became where no man has gone before. Enterprise, captain christopher pike and his starship crew receive a distress signal from the planet talos iv and beam down to investigate. Now that the full episode is available, we can all enjoy it. Spock commands a stranded away team when their shuttlecraft is marooned on a planet with hostile natives. With william shatner, leonard nimoy, gary lockwood, sally kellerman. The cage was later incorporated into the season 1 twoparter episode the. Discovery season 1 episode the butchers knife cares not for the lambs cry. In 2016, syfy ranked the cage as the fifth best out of six star trek tv show pilots, with star trek. Short, fan made edit of star trek the cage youtube. The star trek web pages on this site are for educational and entertainment. Star trek season 1 episode 1 star trek the cage youtube. The title of this episode the first installment of star trek ever produced was changed in production from the cage to the menagerie.
This is the first television series in the star trek franchise, and comprises 79 regular episodes over the series three seasons, along with the series original pilot episode, the cage. Pike is held prisoner and tested by aliens who have the power to. Star trek villains through the years a list of 12 images updated 20 may 2016 top 15 star trek episodes as ranked by imdb users a list of 15 images updated 19 may 2016 2016 oscars in memoriam a list of 84 images. Footage from star trek s original pilot episode is incorporated into this twopart episode of the enduring science fiction television series. The original series season 1 the first season of the american science fiction television series star trek. While the various restored versions of the cage have been a blessing to star trek fans everywhere, a number of pundits agree that the 20012004 release is probably the most complete and accurate representation. Valiant relays a tale of terrora magnetic storm at the edge of the galaxy.
Lets begin a 270 episode journey into a place where no man has gone before. The cage was first released to the public in vhs in 1. The menagerie part 1 star trek scifi channel special edition. Discovery is the first star trek series filmed outside of california, at the pinewood toronto studios in toronto, ontario, canada. Star trek season 1 episode 1 star trek the cage star trek the original series. Pikes fantasy thoughts, in the original pilot movie for the star trek tv series. It consisted of twentynine episodes, which is the highest number of episodes in a season of the original series of star trek. Confused about that old school montage at the beginning of star trek discovery season 2, episode 8. Pike and the crew find the aged survivors of a crashed spaceship.
It began airing in the fall season on nbc, running new episodes until the spring of 1967, and continuing in repeats until the premiere of tos season 2 in the fall of 1967. The original series, with an introduction and conclusion by creator gene roddemberry. Written by george clayton johnson and directed by marc daniels, it first aired on september 6, 1966. Most of the original footage from the cage was later incorporated into the season 1 twoparter episode the menagerie. The original series 19661969 1966 1967 1968 1969 1988.
This episode was the one that was created to show how the product was, but it seems that the company didnt liked it dont be surprised, superman was rejected at the beginning too and the episode was never. In 1997, majel barrett named the cage as her favorite episode of tos, along with the city on the edge of forever. This pilot episode did not air during the original run of the series. Compare with the original cgi version of this episode to learn more. Star trek season 1 is the longest and probably the darkest of the 3 seasons. Written by series creator gene roddenberry and directed by marc daniels part one and robert butler part two, it is the only twopart story in the original series. The episodes are listed in order by original air date, which match the episode order in each season s original, remastered, and bluray dvd box sets. The original series the cage tv episode 1966 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Part i was broadcast by nbc on november 17, 1966, and part ii was broadcast on. Jul 01, 2010 the opening credits to the star trek pilot the cage. Written by gene roddenberry and produced in late 1964, it preceded the series itself by a good two years. Pike is held prisoner and tested by aliens who have the power to project incredibly lifelike illusions. The cage written by gene roddenberry directed by robert butler season 0, episode 1 unaired pilot production episode 614901 original air date.
Jul 09, 2007 its the unaired, pilot episode of star trek. The greatest star trek series youre not watching full episode. Star trek the cage visual effects comparison redux part 1 2 duration. She thought both episodes are more star trek than anything else that has been conceived and pure star trek. With william shatner, leonard nimoy, jeffrey hunter, susan oliver. Even one of star treks sponsors, during its first season, was viceroy cigarettes. The 2008 remastered version with enhanced cgi effects, first issued on the season three remastered dvd set, also labeled episode 1. Analyzis of the different versions of the cage the. The starfleet vessel uss enterprise sets out on a fiveyear mission to explore new worlds and seek out new. Why the first episode almost killed star trek liveabout. Oct 28, 20 star trek season 1 episode 1 star trek the cage star trek the original series. Susan oliver played the shipwrecked girl and the green orion slave girl in captain pikes fantasy thoughts, in the original pilot movie for the star trek tv series.
Discovery season 2 is bringing greater significance to star treks original unaired pilot than ever before. Jun 20, 2018 compare with the original cgi version of this episode to learn more. However, the crash and the survivors turn out to be illusions created by an advanced race of beings, with mysterious motives. The man trap is the first episode of season one of the american science fiction television series star trek. The episode was written by gene roddenberry and directed by robert butler. Pike and watch as they put him through false imagined adventures.723 1045 60 1575 741 505 89 1511 1193 1545 1162 800 179 1439 1237 115 125 309 517 1329 207 460 342 1534 943 1088 585 1205 876 141 698 64 1487 1411 1330 765 408 326 129 1222