How “Star Trek: The Original Series” Boldly Went Where TV Has Never Gone Before

“Space: the final frontier,” those are the riveting first words that opened every episode of Star Trek: The Original Series and have excited fans for whatever other-worldly adventure the crew of the USS Enterprise was bound to embark on. Boldly go where no man has gone before and uncover these little-known tidbits about what went on behind the scenes!

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Captain Kirk Was Not The Enterprise’s Original Captain


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When one thinks of Star Trek, they’d instantly think of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy. But believe it or not, they’re not the original crew of the Enterprise. The original unaired pilot, titled “The Cage,” was similar in many ways to the series it would become, but the biggest difference was the cast.

Starship USS Enterprise was led by Captain Christopher Pike, played by Jeffrey Hunter and his second-in-command was actually a woman called Number One, played by Majel Barrett (who later became Roddenberry’s wife in real life). Instead of McCoy, “The Cage” featured Dr. Phillip Boyce, played by John Hoyt.