Star Trek: TOS 001 “The Cage” - UCP Audio Commentaries

Here we go with the first episode of our audio commentary series for Star Trek: The Original Series. We're starting at the very beginning with the unaired pilot, "The Cage."

In this still-developing version of Star Trek, many things are quite different than they would end up, but the groundwork is laid for much of what Star Trek would explore thematically over the next 45+ years. This episode is particularly interesting as it establishes many Trek tropes that are of interest to us at UCP: the false god villain, the use of power to dominate and control, the complex, often divided nature of humankind as both intelligent and primal and the use of Edenic imagery and references to Adam and Eve.

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