Star Trek 00 “The Cage”

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Space: the final frontier. Our five-year ten-episode mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Join Olly and me one our mission to examine Star Trek (the original series) in ten installments (probably at least eleven now, actually). Our first installment is the original pilot starring Jeffrey Hunter, “The Cage”, which was later used to cobble together a two-parter called “The Menagerie”. It’s a fascinating start.

I’m watching a downloaded Amazon streaming version; Olly is watching a DVD; and we stay in sync. Start at 0:00:00 on the countdown.

3 thoughts on “Star Trek 00 “The Cage””

  1. Bon jour Signore Tysto,

    love the commentaries, enjoy them all. One thing about The Cage. Please watch again the Twilight Zone episode with Susan Oliver – and tell me it’s not quite allmost exactly the same story like The Cage. More or less. And she’e playing the same role, more or less. Or did I get that one wrong?

    Actually someone should compare Twilight Zone and Star Trek (and lots of other stuff in the horror genre), because I’d say: Twilight Zone has done it before. And that is me saying who is a Star Trek Fan from my early days and haven’t even seen the last season of TZ.

    Anyways, keep up the great work
    and greetings from Germany
    Martin

  2. Great commentary Tysto! I’m really looking forward to more Star Trek: TOS episode commentaries.

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