Standard Orbit 259: Swipe Right For Science / by Richard Marquez

The Cage.


Running Time: 58 minutes 06 seconds

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With Discovery revisiting Talos IV in its most recent episode, hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart resvisit it was well to discuss Enterprise's first visit there in The Cage. We talk the cast and crew, the technology, and the legacy of The Original Series' rejected first pilot.

What would a Captain Pike lead Star Trek have looked like in 1965? With Number One still part of the crew, would Spock have become the logical being we came to know and love?What about the different aesthetic and technologies in this first pilot vs. the rest of the series? All this and more on this week's Standard Orbit.


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:27)
What If NBC Said Yes? (00:02:59)
Aesthetics, Uniforms, Sets, Etc. (00:20:51)
Young Sailor Tripp (00:26:17)
The History of The Future, Spock's Slow Career Track (00:29:30)
The Future Technology of Yesterday (00:33:52)
Opening Shot, Time Warp Factor Seven (00:42:01)
The Future Technology of Yesterday, Contd. (00:46:42)
Messages and Legacy (00:47:31)
POTFM (00:52:32)
Closing (00:54:35)


Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart


Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)