Day 1 – The Cage

Day 1 - Star Trek 365 - The Cage by Lee Sargent 2018

The Cage

I thought it fitting to start the 2018 Star Trek 365 project by featuring the episode where it all began, The Cage.  Deemed too cerebral by television executives this was the original pilot for Star Trek that was rejected.  In television history they commissioned a second pilot episode and the rest is of course history.

I actually think The Cage stands the test of time, it’s a great story and I’m glad they restored it.  I’m a massive fan of the uniforms, especially the away team jackets and I think it’s a missed opportunity by Star Trek Discovery not to feature updated versions of them.

This is a very different Star Trek in tone, there is a hardness to Captain Christopher Pike which is softened by his replacement Captain Kirk and Nimoy is very clearly grappling with how he’s going to be playing this half human half vulcanian.

This just feels great to be kicking off again with the daily drawings and I can’t wait to see what the year brings.

Also so weird to sign this 2018!!!!

Please let me know what you think, share with any friends you think might like it, make suggestions, ask questions! LOL

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available on Etsy.