Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Cage and The Menagerie: A Comparision

Last time, we looked at some content from nationally published fanzine-turned-pro Enterprise Incidents #16, one of the earlier issues (after making the leap from specialty shop to drugstore magazine rack) that still leaned heavily on Trek material, before branching out in later editions to cover other sci-fi films, similar to Starlog. I for one wished they had remained Trek-centric, but I know they wanted to broaden their readership and appeal. This time we mine more from this issue, an article by Hise that examined the differences between the complete first pilot "The Cage" and what was changed or cut out when it was incorporated into the two-part episode "The Menagerie." The color photo of Vina as the Green Orion Slave Girl is one that I have never seen anywhere else, and was a welcome sight to see!

(Click on images to view full-size. Once open, you may have to click on the picture again to magnify.)

Bonus: A publicity photo of Kirk with a couple of robotic companions from "I, Mudd." Apparently, these were the 'droids he was looking for.
"Double your pleasure, double your fun!"

Bonus link: Watch the latest New Voyages episode "Mindsifter" here!


Rob Bignell said...

Glad to see you're back, Fred! I enjoyed the article!

Frederick said...

thanks, it's good to be missed! :) Hope I don't get that lazy again for a long time...