Star Trek
S0
01. The Cage

1965

Robert Butler
Director
Desilu
Production Company


The Enterprise investigates a distress call from a ship lost some twenty years before, but the call turns out to be bait, as Captain Pike is abducted by aliens who can create powerful illusions with their minds. But for what purpose?

Rejected pilot for Star Trek, later re-edited and transformed into the series episode The Menagerie.

Not entirely successful first attempt, and perhaps justifiably rejected by NBC. The cast are a bit too serious and stiff, but there are enough intriguing elements (a female Number One, for example) to make one wonder what might have been.

-Dave W.



Jeffrey Hunter
Captain Christopher Pike
Susan Oliver
Vina
Leonard Nimoy
Mr. Spock
Majel Barrett
Number One
John Hoyt
Dr. Phillip Boyce
Peter Duryea
Lieutenant José Tyler
Laurel Goodwin
Yeoman J. M. Colt
Unknown
Bridge Crewman (Valdini)
(uncredited)
Unknown
Bridge Crewman (uncredited)
Adam Roarke
CPO Garison (uncredited)
Edward Madden
Enterprise Geologist (uncredited)
Unknown
Bridge Crewwoman (uncredited)
Unknown
Bridge Crewman (uncredited)
Clegg Hoyt
Transporter Chief Nils Pitcairn
(uncredited)
Unknown
Transporter Assistant (Yamata)
(uncredited)
Jon Lormer
Dr. Theodore Haskins
(uncredited)
Leonard Mudie
Columbia Survivor #2 (uncredited)
Anthony Jochim
Columbia Survivor #3 (uncredited)
Uniknown
Columbia Survivor (uncredited)
Unknown
Columbia Survivor (uncredited)
Unknown
Columbia Survivor (uncredited)
Unknown
Columbia Survivor (uncredited)
Unknown
Columbia Survivor (uncredited)
Unknown
Columbia Survivor (uncredited)
Meg Wyllie
The Keeper (uncredited)
Georgia Schmidt
First Talosian (uncredited)
Serena Sande
Second Talosian (uncredited)
Felix Silla
Third Talosian (uncredited)
Barker
Fourth Talosian (uncredited)
Janos Prohaska
Anthropoid Ape
Humanoid Bird
(uncredited)
Michael Dugan
The Kalar (uncredited)
Unknown
Away Team (uncredited)
Unknown
Away Team (uncredited)
Unknown
Away Team (uncredited)
Joseph Mell
Earth Trader (Orion)
(uncredited)
Robert Phillips
Space Officer (Orion)
(uncredited)
Unknown
Guard (uncredited)
Bob Johnson
First Talosian (voice)
Pitcairn (voice)
(uncredited)
Malachi Throne
The Keeper (voice)
(uncredited)


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