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FalTorPan September 4 2013 06:20 AM

Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
Many props from TOS have been identified as "found items." Has anyone figured out the exact type of TV that was in Pike's quarters in "The Cage?"

Warped9 September 4 2013 06:23 AM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
I can't answer that, but he was probably catching Mission: Impossible and Bewitched on the Galaxy 1 Network.

Kelso September 4 2013 06:52 AM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
For what it's worth, the "TV" appears in Pazo Guzman's concept sketch of Pike's cabin.

Though, that doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't an item that Desilu already had sitting around, I suppose. Has the set ever been spotted in a previous Desilu production?

Robert Comsol September 4 2013 11:32 AM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
Here is a behind-the scenes shot so that everybody knows what it is that's being talked about: http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...unter_pike.jpg

I have no idea how Pike could have possibly watched anything on that monitor lying in bed...:rolleyes:

But it's an interesting predecessor to the yet to come triangular briefing room viewscreen monitor.

Bob

scotpens September 4 2013 12:49 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
The "TV" was almost certainly a dummy, a stock piece of set dressing and not meant to represent any specific make of television set.

Forbin September 4 2013 01:07 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
A little known thing about Capt Pike was that he collected early 1960s electronics.

Robert Comsol September 4 2013 03:45 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
^^ :lol:

But seriously, what about the chances we are looking at a last minute change on behalf of the gooseneck viewers?

As an intercom device the TV set in Pike's cabin must have looked lame ("So they have TV aboard their starship, great") compared to these 007-type miniature viewers.

And somehow that idea must have stuck with them (miniature screens are more futuristic). The briefing room in "The Corbomite Maneuver" had a wall mounted flat screen, but instead they looked at the triangular viewscreen on the room's table.

Bob

jpv2000 September 4 2013 03:51 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
Quote:

Robert Comsol wrote: (Post 8596831)
Here is a behind-the scenes shot so that everybody knows what it is that's being talked about: http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...unter_pike.jpg

Thanks for posting that pic. I had never noticed that before.

HarryM September 4 2013 04:50 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
To me the TV console looks too finely made to be a TV prop, more like a found piece. I tried googling "60's TV Console" but didn't find it. Did see this one which is kind of interesting...

http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/ui...ov6-2012-2.jpg

Melakon September 4 2013 05:00 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
Pike kept that big monitor in his room tuned to Yeoman Colt's quarters.

BoredShipCapt'n September 4 2013 06:34 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
Maybe he had a taste for crappy old late-20th-century movies, like Star Trek V.

Robert Comsol September 4 2013 08:59 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
<< ^^ The direction your avatar is looking strongly suggests otherwise. ;)

@ HarryM

This German "Kuba Music & TV Box" apparently inspired the German science fiction miniseries Space Patrol, which aired around the same time as the first TOS episodes (and had a similar and serious approach to the genre). Great find!

Bob

Melakon September 4 2013 09:03 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
Quote:

BoredShipCapt'n wrote: (Post 8598106)
Maybe he had a taste for crappy old late-20th-century movies, like Star Trek V.

Hence the line, "I've had it, Phil."

Indysolo September 4 2013 11:13 PM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
Also note his hat sitting on top of the TV.

GSchnitzer September 5 2013 12:10 AM

Re: Pike's "TV" in "The Cage"
 
Quote:

Indysolo wrote: (Post 8599333)
Also note his hat sitting on top of the TV.

A bit more about Pike's utility cover is here:

http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/?p=2030


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