The Menagerie Part 1&2
The cast of Star Trek watches the original pilot for Star Trek. Loyalty, compassion and what might have been are examined as “The Menagerie” goes into the Mission Log.
Tags: Christopher Pike, Commodore Mendez, Court Martial, Jeffrey Hunter, Malachi Throne, mutiny, Part 1, Part 2, Sean Kenney, Starbase 11, Susan Oliver, Talos IV, The Cage, The Menagerie, The Original Series, The Original Series Season 1, TOS, trial
The 1st episode to be released on VHS in 1980 as Vol. 1:
Trivia: 2007: To celebrate the release of Star Trek Remastered on HD-DVD – this episode played on the Big Screen in selected cities and was even introduced by Rod himself. Read the review here @ http://www.cinemablend.com/reviews/Star-Trek-The-Menagerie-2716.html
Here’s an idea: a short story featuring the Talosians, having started a retirement home, trying to save their business once replicators and holodeck technology become ubiquitous within the Federation.
I started watching Star Trek at the beginning of the second season, when I was 14. So I didn’t see The Menagerie when it was first broadcast, but I did see it as soon as Star Trek was shown in syndication (1970, I think). You wondered what fans at the time thought of The Menagerie. My friends and I disliked it, because “our” crew were there only as a shell for The Cage. Well, not *just* because of that, but as far as being interested in the ship’s origin story, we weren’t.