History Recap / StarTrekS1E0TheCage

28th Jan '18 2:13:24 PM FreeJaffa
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: An in-universe example. The consoles on the ''Enterprise'' bridge are here fitted with what look like personal computer printers (which print out messages on paper), and the Yeoman is seen using a clipboard with paper sheets on it. The beam weapons are called lasers instead of the later phasers. And the weapon used in the attempt to blast the Talosian entrance is a bulky device transported from the ship instead of ship mounted weapons. By the time of the series proper, both would be replaced by more futuristic devices. [[spoiler: Medical science is presumably more primitive than it's portrayed in TOS, as Pike doesn't even speculate about the possibility that Vina's disfigurements might be repairable with ''Trek''-era medicine.]] But technology has also already marched on, as one crewman enthusiastically says to the "survivors" : space travel is now incomparably faster than 18 years before.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: An in-universe example. The consoles on the ''Enterprise'' bridge are here fitted with what look like personal computer printers (which print out messages on paper), and the Yeoman is seen using a clipboard with paper sheets on it. The beam weapons are called lasers instead of the later phasers. And the weapon used in the attempt to blast the Talosian entrance is a bulky device transported from the ship instead of ship mounted weapons. By the time of the series proper, both would be replaced by more futuristic devices. [[spoiler: Medical science is presumably more primitive than it's portrayed in TOS, as Pike doesn't even speculate about the possibility that Vina's disfigurements might be repairable with ''Trek''-era medicine.]] But technology has also already marched on, as one crewman enthusiastically says to the "survivors" : "survivors": space travel is now incomparably faster than 18 years before.



* ThisIsThePartWhere: The Talosians note that, after hurling himself in frustration at the glass, Pike will now threaten then with the power of his starship. Hearing this, Pike chooses a more diplomatic (but equally futile) approach.

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* ThisIsThePartWhere: The Talosians note that, after hurling himself in frustration at the glass, Pike will now threaten then them with the power of his starship. Hearing this, Pike chooses a more diplomatic (but equally futile) approach.
21st Nov '17 3:26:05 AM ClintEastwood
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* CrossCastRole: Although male voices were dubbed in for the Talosians, three of the Talosian actors were actually women. Robert Butler and Creator/GeneRoddenberry struck upon using this casting method at about the same time as one another, Butler reckoning that it would lend the Talosian characterizations an alien-like androgynous quality. Roddenberry believed that the lighter builds of females might suggest that the Talosians had allowed their bodies to atrophy while instead choosing to concentrate on advanced brain development. Upon searching for suitable performers to play the parts, Roddenberry scoured Hollywood for short actresses with faces that he deemed to be interesting. Meg Wyllie was cast as the Talosian Keeper on Butler's recommendation, they having previously worked together.
26th Sep '17 6:26:59 PM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Hey, why do the uniforms look like that? Who's that on the captain's chair? Where are Sulu and Uhura? Why isn't anyone wearing a red shirt? Why is Christine Chapel on the bridge? Who's that sitting next to her? And what are those lamp things doing there?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Hey, why do the uniforms look like that? Who's that on the captain's chair? Where are Sulu and Uhura? Why isn't anyone wearing a red shirt? Why is Christine Chapel on the bridge? Who's that sitting next to her? her?]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And what are those lamp things doing there?]]]]



!!! '''The Cage''' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!! '''The Cage''' !! "The Cage" provides examples of the following tropes:
11th Sep '17 8:09:03 AM MadAnthony94
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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: Deconstructed with the Talosians. Their manner dress and their city is very elegant, but they're also completely detached from any kind of adventurous spirit, not understanding why anyone would choose a pleasant dream over unpleasant reality, and being unable to grasp the more primal emotions.
26th Aug '17 2:42:59 AM Arivne
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: While talking with Doctor Boyce, Captain Pike talks about the battle on Rigel Seven and two activities he might partake in after retiring: going on a picnic on Earth or becoming an Orion trader. Each of these is used as the basis for one of the telepathic illusions the Talosians use on him later.
2nd Jul '17 2:23:07 PM ading
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Although they keep sentient beings enslaved ForScience, the Talosians aren't exactly evil; they just don't understand why humans hate being held captive against their will so much.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Spock's joyful reaction to hearing the singing plants on Talos IV, and also his panic when he realizes [[MemeticMutation THE WOMEN]] have been kidnapped. Actually, Spock in general. According to Spock's actor Creator/LeonardNimoy, this was because he felt that Spock needed some warmth to balance out how Hunter played Pike. At this point, Spock was just supposed to be an alien, "probably half Martian". Vulcan heritage and stoicism weren't part of his character yet.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Spock's joyful reaction to hearing the singing plants on Talos IV, and also his panic when he realizes [[MemeticMutation THE WOMEN]] "THE WOMEN" have been kidnapped. Actually, Spock in general. According to Spock's actor Creator/LeonardNimoy, this was because he felt that Spock needed some warmth to balance out how Hunter played Pike. At this point, Spock was just supposed to be an alien, "probably half Martian". Vulcan heritage and stoicism weren't part of his character yet.
28th Jun '17 1:27:43 AM Arivne
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* BridgeBunnies: Yeoman Colt; ironically her presence makes Captain Pike uncomfortable as he's not used to having a woman on the bridge.

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* BridgeBunnies: BridgeBunnies
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Yeoman Colt; ironically her presence makes Captain Pike uncomfortable as he's not used to having a woman on the bridge.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Spock's joyful reaction to hearing the singing plants on Talos IV, and also his panic when he realizes [[MemeticMutation THE WOMEN]] have been kidnapped. Actually, Spock in general.
** According to Nimoy, this was because he felt that Spock needed some warmth to balance out how Hunter played Pike. At this point, Spock was just supposed to be an alien, "probably half Martian". Vulcan heritage and stoicism weren't part of his character yet.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Spock's joyful reaction to hearing the singing plants on Talos IV, and also his panic when he realizes [[MemeticMutation THE WOMEN]] have been kidnapped. Actually, Spock in general.
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general. According to Nimoy, Spock's actor Creator/LeonardNimoy, this was because he felt that Spock needed some warmth to balance out how Hunter played Pike. At this point, Spock was just supposed to be an alien, "probably half Martian". Vulcan heritage and stoicism weren't part of his character yet.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: An in-universe example. The consoles on the ''Enterprise'' bridge are here fitted with what look like personal computer printers (which print out messages on paper), and the Yeoman is seen using a clipboard with paper sheets on it. The beam weapons are called lasers instead of the later phasers. And the weapon used in the attempt to blast the Talosian entrance is a bulky device transported from the ship instead of ship mounted weapons. By the time of the series proper, both would be replaced by more futuristic devices. [[spoiler: Medical science is presumably more primitive than it's portrayed in TOS, as Pike doesn't even speculate about the possibility that Vina's disfigurements might be repairable with ''Trek''-era medicine.]] But technology has also already marched on, as one crewman enthusiastically says to the "survivors" : space travel is now incomparably faster that 18 years before.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: An in-universe example. The consoles on the ''Enterprise'' bridge are here fitted with what look like personal computer printers (which print out messages on paper), and the Yeoman is seen using a clipboard with paper sheets on it. The beam weapons are called lasers instead of the later phasers. And the weapon used in the attempt to blast the Talosian entrance is a bulky device transported from the ship instead of ship mounted weapons. By the time of the series proper, both would be replaced by more futuristic devices. [[spoiler: Medical science is presumably more primitive than it's portrayed in TOS, as Pike doesn't even speculate about the possibility that Vina's disfigurements might be repairable with ''Trek''-era medicine.]] But technology has also already marched on, as one crewman enthusiastically says to the "survivors" : space travel is now incomparably faster that than 18 years before.
16th Jun '17 3:27:08 AM vnz
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: An in-universe example. The consoles on the ''Enterprise'' bridge are here fitted with what look like personal computer printers (which print out messages on paper), and the Yeoman is seen using a clipboard with paper sheets on it. The beam weapons are called lasers instead of the later phasers. And the weapon used in the attempt to blast the Talosian entrance is a bulky device transported from the ship instead of ship mounted weapons. By the time of the series proper, both would be replaced by more futuristic devices. [[spoiler: Medical science is presumably more primitive than it's portrayed in TOS, as Pike doesn't even speculate about the possibility that Vina's disfigurements might be repairable with ''Trek''-era medicine.]]

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: An in-universe example. The consoles on the ''Enterprise'' bridge are here fitted with what look like personal computer printers (which print out messages on paper), and the Yeoman is seen using a clipboard with paper sheets on it. The beam weapons are called lasers instead of the later phasers. And the weapon used in the attempt to blast the Talosian entrance is a bulky device transported from the ship instead of ship mounted weapons. By the time of the series proper, both would be replaced by more futuristic devices. [[spoiler: Medical science is presumably more primitive than it's portrayed in TOS, as Pike doesn't even speculate about the possibility that Vina's disfigurements might be repairable with ''Trek''-era medicine.]]]] But technology has also already marched on, as one crewman enthusiastically says to the "survivors" : space travel is now incomparably faster that 18 years before.
14th May '17 4:28:45 AM LondonKdS
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* AnatomicallyIgnorantHealing: Vina turns out to have been left disabled and disfigured by the Talosians' well-intentioned efforts to heal her.
9th Apr '17 5:16:38 PM katrinahood
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