While visiting Starbase 11, the Enterprise is hijacked by Mr. Spock, leaving Captain Kirk behind while abducting the recently crippled Captain Christopher Pike, former commander of the Enterprise. The destination: Talos IV, off limits by Federation order since the Enterprise first visited the planet thirteen years earlier while then under the command of Captain Pike. After Kirk and Commodore Mendez, the Starbase commander, intercept the Enterprise, a court martial against Spock's apparent treachery is convened. Spock's only defense is a video feed showing Pike's capture and imprisonment by the inhabitants of Talos IV. Written by
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The original version of Star Trek: The Cage
(1986) was shown at a number Star Trek Conventions in the late 1970s, (as well as a "Blooper Reel"). It was listed in the program as the unaired original pilot for the series. See more
Spock is referred to as a lieutenant commander, rather than his actual rank, as shown by the braids on his sleeves, of full commander. See more
Commodore Jose Mendez
Mr Spock, you are aware of the orders regarging any contact with Talos IV. You have deliberately invited the death penalty. You've not only finished yourself, Spock, but you've finished your captain as well.
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