Review of Star Trek TOS: The Cage
What the Hell? I had this idea that I was going to review all the stuff I watch, but I’ve run into two problems. One, I watch a lot of good stuff. What am I supposed to do write a dang book kissing some movie’s butt? The second is that some of the stuff is beyond reviewing.
Is this terrible? Probably? Did Star Trek go on to be terrible? Probably? I really can’t tell you because all I see is absolute brilliance.
Star Trek has defined my fandom, much of my art and writing… Hell, the damn show has been a part of my life. I grew up loving TOS cuz my mom did. She loved it so much that we watched The Next Generation’s first episode when it aired. I was eleven and she bought special crackers and potted meat for us to snack on.
I also still like potted meat for some reason.
So, is the original pilot for Star Trek great? Fuck man, I don’t know? Probably?
Images from Star Trek TOS: The Cage
- Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike
- Susan Oliver as Vina
- Leonard Nimoy as “Mister Spock”
- Majel Barrett as Number One
- John Hoyt as Phil Boyce
- Peter Duryea as José Tyler
- Laurel Goodwin as J.M. Colt