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Star Trek: The Original Series Season One DVD set
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Episode Title: "THE CAGE"
Production Number: 01
Original Air Date: ~
Stardates: ~

Synopsis: En route to the Vega Colony, The United Space Ship Enterprise picks up a radio distress signal from the S.S. Columbia, which disappeared in the Talos star group about 18 years ago. Science Officer Spock determines that the fourth planet is Class-M (oxygen atmosphere).

Captain Christopher Pike leads a landing party to Talos Four and discovers a camp of survivors from the crashed ship, but the captain is captured by aliens and the camp vanishes; the Enterprise crew realizes that the distress call and camp were illusions to lure them to the surface.

Captain Pike finds himself in an underground cage with a human woman named Vina, the only survivor of the crashed ship. The Talosians want the two humans to breed and create a servant race for them, but they release Pike once they realize that humans would rather die than live in captivity.

  • Factoid: On Rigel Seven, three Enterprise crewmen were killed and seven others were injured in an ambush by native armored warriors.

  • Factoid: Captain Christopher Pike is responsible for 203 lives.

  • Dr. Boyce: "Sometimes a man will tell his bartender things he'll never tell his doctor. ... We both get the same two kinds of customers: the living and the dying."

  • Guest Characters: *Captain Pike, *'Number One', *Spock, *Tyler, *Garrison, *Yeoman Colt, *Dr. Boyce, *Transporter Chief Pitcairn, *[President George Washington], *[President Abraham Lincoln], *[President Dwight D. Eisenhower], *[President John F. Kennedy], *[President Lyndon B. Johnson]
    Alien Races: *Vulcan, *Talosians, *[Orion]
    Starships: *U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701

    KEY: [brackets]=illusions   *star=first appearance

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