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The Cage (Star Trek: The Original Series) Quotes

The Cage (Star Trek: The Original Series) is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . The Cage stopped airing in 1970.

It features Alexander Courage (uncredited) in charge of musical score.

The cast includes: Majel Barrett as Number One, and Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike.

The Cage (Star Trek: The Original Series) Quotes

Majel Barrett as Number One

  • (Vina) "He doesn't need you. He's already picked me."
  • (Yeoman J.M. Colt) "Picked her? For what? I don't understand."
  • (Vina) "Now, there is a fine choice for intelligent offspring."
  • (Yeoman J.M. Colt) "Offspring? As in children?"
  • (Majel Barrett) "Offspring as in, he's Adam. Is that it?"
  • (Vina) "You're no better choice. They'd have more luck crossing him with a computer."
  • (Yeoman J.M. Colt) "S-sir? I was wondering. Just curious. Who would've been Eve?"
  • (Majel Barrett) "Yeoman. You've delivered your report."
  • (Yeoman J.M. Colt) "Yes, ma'am. Yes, sir."
  • (Lieutenant Jose Tyler) "Eve, sir? -- Yes, sir."
  • (Dr. Boyce) ""Eve" as in "Adam"?"
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "As in all ship's doctors are dirty old men. What are we running here, a cadet ship, Number One? Are we ready or not?"
  • (Majel Barrett) "All decks show ready, sir."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "Engage."
  • (Majel Barrett) "The top of that knoll should've been sheared off the first second."
  • (Dr. Boyce) "Maybe it was. It's what I tried to explain in the briefing room. Their power of illusion is so great, we can't be sure of anything we do, anything we see."
  • (Majel Barrett) "It's wrong to create a whole race of humans to live as slaves."
  • (Majel Barrett) "She's replacing your former yeoman, sir."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "No, she does a good job, all right; it's just that I -- can't get used to having a woman on the bridge."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "No offense, Lieutenant, you're -- different, of course."

Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike

  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "I'll break out of this zoo somehow and get to you. Is your blood red like ours? I'm gonna find out."
  • (First Talosian) "It appears, Magistrate, that the intelligence of the specimen is shockingly limited."
  • (The Keeper) "This is no surprise, since his vessel was baited here so easily with a simulated message. As you can read in its thoughts, it is only now beginning to suspect that the survivors and encampment were a simple illusion we placed in their minds."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "You're not speaking, yet I can hear you."
  • (The Keeper) "You will note the confusion as it reads our thought transmissions."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "All right then, telepathy. You can read my mind, I can read yours. Now, unless you want my ship to consider capturing me an unfriendly act --"
  • (The Keeper) "You'll now see the primitive fear threat reaction. The specimen is about to boast of his strength, the weaponry of his vessel, and so on. Next, frustrated into a need to display physical prowess, the creature will throw himself against the transparency."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "If you were in here, wouldn't you test the strength of these walls, too? There's a way out of any cage, and I'll find it."
  • (The Keeper) "Despite its frustration, the creature appears more adaptable than our specimens from other planets. We can soon begin the experiment."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "You can tell my jailers I won't go along with it. I'm not an animal performing for its supper."
  • (Vina) "Perhaps they made me out of dreams you've forgotten."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "But dressed you in the same metal fabric they wear?"
  • (Vina) "Well, I have to wear something."
  • (Vina) "Don't I?"
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "The point is that this isn't the only life available. There's a whole galaxy of things to choose from."
  • (Dr. Boyce) "Not for you. A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he -- turns his back on it and starts to wither away."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "Now you're beginning to talk like a doctor, bartender."
  • (Dr. Boyce) "Take your choice. We both get the same two kinds of customers; the living -- and the dying."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "But we're not here, neither of us. We're in a menagerie, a cage."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "Why are you here?"
  • (Vina) "To please you."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "Are you real?"
  • (Vina) "As real as you wish."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "I'm tired of being responsible for 203 lives, and -- I'm tired of deciding which mission is too risky and which isn't, and who's going on the landing party and who doesn't. And who lives -- and who dies. Oh, I've had it, Phil."
  • (Dr. Boyce) "To the point of finally taking my advice, a rest leave?"
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "To the point of considering resigning."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "Why would you want me attracted to her? So I'll feel love in a husband-wife relationship? That'd be necessary only if you intend to build a family group or perhaps a whole human community."
  • (The Keeper) "With the female now properly conditioned."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "You mean properly punished. I'm the one who's not co-operating. Why don't you punish me?"
  • (The Keeper) "First, an emotion of protectiveness. Now, one of sympathy. Excellent."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "The devil're you putting in there, ice?"
  • (Dr. Boyce) "Who wants a warm martini?"
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "What makes you think I need one?"
  • (Dr. Boyce) "Sometimes, a man'll tell his bartender things he'll -- never tell his doctor."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "It's funny. Just about 24 hours ago, I was telling the ship's doctor how much I wanted something else; not -- very different from what we have here. An escape from reality, a life with no frustrations; no responsibilities. And now that I have it, I understand the Doctor's answer."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "Because you either live life; bruises, skinned knees and all; or you turn your back on it and start dying. The Doctor's gonna be happy about one part, at least; he said I needed a rest."
  • (The Keeper) "With the female of your choice, you will now begin carefully guided lives."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "And start by burying you?"
  • (The Keeper) "That is your choice."
  • (Jeffrey Hunter) "Why would an illusion be frightened?"
  • (Vina) "Because that's the way you imagined me."

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