Troubadours on Trek

TOS 1-Pilot, "The Cage," with Rachel Laven

Episode Summary

Award-winning Texas singer-songwriter Rachel Laven talks transatlantic adventure, life in the age of COVID-19, and family matters. We review Star Trek (the Original Series), Season 1, Episode 0 (the unaired original pilot), "The Cage." Topics include: cages, both real and imagined, the history of Star Trek's first, unaired pilot, Star Trek's impact on society, women on the bridge, and Majel Barrett's enduring legacy, as evidenced by smooth-voiced female computers everywhere.

Episode Notes

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-Rachel's song pairing for this episode: "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked," by Cage the Elephant.

-Grace's song pairing for this episode: "Pure Imagination," by Gene Wilder.

-Rachel Laven featured song: "Heels"

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