The cage ( A star trek story

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Hunter was born in New Orleans but moved with his family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the age of three. He began acting as a teenager, performing for the North Shore Children's Theater and a local group called the Port Players, as well as working in radio.
While attending Whitefish Bay High School, he served as co-captain of the school football team. After graduation, he served in the United States Navy for one year before continuing his acting studies at Northwestern University in Illinois, all the while continuing to work in theater and radio. He then moved on to study drama and radio at the University of California in Los Angeles.
In 1950, his performance in the university's production of All My Sons caught the eye of talent scouts from both Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. He then did a screen test for Paramount, where he met his future wife, Barbara Rush. Although a job with Paramount did not pan out due to a change in studio executives, Hunter was subsequently signed with 20th Century Fox, and went on to perform in many films for the studio until his contract expired in 1959.
After turning down Star Trek, Hunter spent the remainder of the 1960s finding work on B-movies produced in foreign countries, as well as occasional guest star work on television.


Hunter's first work for Fox was a supporting role in the 1951 film noir Fourteen Hours, which also featured fellow Trek alumni Jeff Corey, Richard Beymer, and, as an extra, Brian Keith (with whom Hunter later worked on an episode of Climax! in 1957). Around the same time, he filmed a small role in the musical Call Me Mister, which also featured Robert Easton (who appeared in several other Fox-produced films starring Hunter) and was actually released two months prior to Fourteen Hours. This was followed by a war drama entitled The Frogmen, co-starring TOS veterans Warren Stevens and James Gregory, and the adventure film Red Skies of Montana, which also featured Warren Stevens as well as Lawrence Dobkin. Hunter then acquired his first lead role in 1953's Sailor of the King.
Hunter went on to star in the Western Three Young Texans and the adventure film Princess of the Nile, both released in 1954 and both co-starring Michael Ansara. These were followed by 1956's The Proud Ones (with Whit Bissell) – in which Hunter played a sheriff's deputy who got into a shoot-out with a gunslinger coincidentally named Pike – and 1957's The True Story of Jesse James (with Barry Atwater, Biff Elliot, Frank Gorshin, Clegg










At Jeff Hunter’s home somewhere in Hollywood Hills .1965.


Actor Jeffrey hunter reads a script for a potential television. piolet . it’s about a show called Star Trek a unique name for a show.


Hunter thought to himself.


right now he just got done doing a western series Temple Huston it was just canceled and Hunter needed to get back to back to work..



Back ground on Star Trek.

Gene Roddenberry before creating star trek .Roddenberry wrote Have gun will travel .the lieutenant for television.

Roddenberry told NBC. producers
 

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The star trek series was to be on NBC . since CBS turned down Star Trek they felt Lost in space was enough science fiction.

Star Trek was wagon train to the stars. his mistress and soon to be wife Majel Barrett was going to play number one the Enterprise first officer. in first draft it was going to be the u.s.s. Endeavor. in final draft it would later change to u.s.s. Enterprise.

Also.in first draft the Enterprise skipper was captain Robert April. later changed to captain Christopher Pike.

Lloyd Bridges was invited to play captain Pike in the piolet Jeff Hunter's home somewhere in Hollywood Hills .1965.

Actor Jeffrey hunter reads a script for a potential televison piolet . its about a show called Star Trek a unique name for a show.


Hunter thought to himself.


right now he just got done doing a western series Temple Huston it was just canceled and Hunter needed to get back to back to work..




Back ground on Star Trek.

Gene Roddenberry before creating star trek .Roddenberry wrote Have gun will travel .the lieutenant for television.

Roddenberry told NBC. producers


Jeff Hunter sat in his couch ,in his Los Angeles apartment Leonard Nimoy was the only actor besides himself to go from the piolet to series. Majel was given a new role by Gene Roddenberry. George Takei. Nichelle Nichols .


Gene Roddenberry wanted Deforest Kelly to play the Doctor of the Enterprise but was not able to get him John hoyt was the chief medical officer of the Enter rpise in the next episode was Robert Fix as cheif medical officer then

McCoy made his debut in the 2nd episode..


Deforest Kelly. Andrea Dromm were all pleasant to work with. But Hunter was a movie star that worked with John Wayne in the searchers. Played Jesus in kings of king's not to mention playing the lead in sergeant Rutledge,


what the hell was he doing playing a star ship captain




named Christopher Pike week after week? only time could give Hunter the answer to that question. Andre Dromm stays on as cast member. Walter Koenig. will not have Beatles haircut.
 

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The star trek series was to be on NBC . since CBS turned down Star Trek they felt Lost in space was enough science fiction.

Star Trek was wagon train to the stars. his mistress and soon to be wife Majel Barrett was going to play number one the Enterprise first officer.in first draft it was going to be the u.s.s. Endeavor. in final draft it would later change to u.s.s. Enterprise.


Also.in first draft the Enterprise skipper was captain Robert April. later changed to captain Christopher Pike.

Lloyd Bridges was invited to play captain Pike in the pilot. the cage.

Audiences thrilled to Lloyd in the adventure of sea hunt but bridges was not interested. next Jeffrey Hunter was asked he. Accepted.

In this period in time movie actors did not do television and Jeff hunter considered himself a movie actor..

Hunter wasn't sure about doing star trek but watched President Johnson talking about space exploration in 1965.

That started with pilot known as the cage ended up with a very popular movie franchise.

the actors going along for the ride weren't always sure what would happen next.





star treks best episodes.



Charlie X"Lawrence Dobkin Story by : Gene Roddenberry

Teleplay by : D. C. Fontana September 15, 196608 While traveling aboard the Enterprise, a dangerous young man named Charlie Evans terrorizes the crew with his unusual mental powers.[3] This episode serves as the backstory for the unofficial mini-series Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. this was Andre Dromm"s favorite part as she had much to do in this episode.



79 24" Turnabout Intruder"5928.5Herb Wallerstein Story by : Gene Roddenberry

Teleplay by : Arthur Singer June 3, 196979

Pike's consciousness becomes trapped in the body of a woman bent on killing him and taking over his command while inhabiting his body.[3]directed by Leonard Nimoy.
 

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6 6" Mudd's Women"1329.8Harvey Hart Story by : Gene Roddenberry

Teleplay by : Stephen Kandel October 13, 196604 The Enterprise pursues a vessel and rescues its occupants, interstellar con man Harry Mud, who is arrested on outstanding charges, and three incredibly beautiful women, his cargo. After Pike diverts to a mining planet to obtain new dilithium crystals for the Enterprise, Mudd negotiates with the three miners there, exchanging his women for lithium crystals for his own profit. Finally, Mudd's deception is revealed as the women are, in fact, very


plain and only appear beautiful due to taking illegal Venus drugs. Pike obtains the crystals he needs and takes Mudd back into custody. in this episode Spock tells McCoy 11 years ago captain April was in command of the enterprise before pike. Spock served under April.


Who Mourns for Adonais?
"3468.1Marc Daniels Gilbert Ralston
The crew of the Enterprise are held captive by an alien who claims to be the Greek god Apollo. William Shatner played Apollo. Shatner and Hunter enjoyed working with each other.


The Changeling"

3541.9 Marc Daniels John Meredith Lucas September 29, 196737 The crew of the Enterprise deals with Nomad—an indestructible, planet-destroying space probe that thinks pike is its creator. Star Trek: The Motion Picture was in part an expansion of this episode.[3]



33 4" Mirror, Mirror"

Unknown Marc Daniels Jerome Bixby October 6, 196739

A transporter mishap slips Captain Pike and his companions into a parallel universe
 

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we learn this universe's captain pike killed captain April get the Enterprise.



" Dagger of the Mind
While on a re-supply mission to a rehabilitation colony for the criminally insane, the Enterprise crew discover that the chief doctor has been using a device which destroys the human mind. Kirk and a female crew member, down on the planet, must deal with the problem up close and personal. Spock performs a mind meld for the first time in this episode.[

Hunter jokingly told Trek writer Spock should open a third eye , Fontana took it seriously and Spock from now on have a third eye when doing a Vulcan mind meld.



Prelude to the cage.

In the episode the first shall be last. Milton Berle" Mr. Television. guest stars This episode takes place during the Rigel 7 incident which Pike mentions in the Cage. Roddenberry asked Nimoy to limp since Spock walked with a limp on the cage. Footage from the cage was spliced into this episode. since the piolet was not shown in first run however would be shown on t.v.in 1989.





Break from Star Trek

After Star Trek Jeff Hunter played in aces a Don Knots Comedy with Roddy McDowall



Nimoy confined to Kelly he was thinking of quitting star trek he had released a album with a picture of him holding a star trek costume and Enterprise prop.

Also he angered Rodenberry when Nimoy would not deliver a line in a episode hocking a Lincoln Enterprise souvenir for sale.
 

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If Nimoy quit Roddenberry considered Rex Holman for the role OF Spock.



The Shatner connection

After years of only getting guest spots on t.v. like playing sally fields brother in law in gidget. William Shatner played opposite Gene Hackman in the film French Connection. it was a break out role for Shatner.



Trekking on the 70"s

Paramount bought the old networks Dumont used to own. star trek phase two would now go in production. Only problem Jeff Hunter. Leonard Nimoy would not be involved. Takie Koenig

Dohan

Nicole's With

New

Actors playing

Xon .Decker , ilya



Production was about to start but the success of close encounters. Star Wars convinced Paramount to do a film instead. Plans to do a fourth network was also canceled.



The Films
 

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The first trek film was very slow paced so next film would be decided to have more action.

In wrath of khan Spock would

Disappear in a pod escape.



Third film it was decided not

To blow up the Enterprise.

Fourth Savick

Tells Pike she is having David's baby.



Last film

Both Sulu

Chekov

Get their own ship

And it is revealed .Scotty and Uhura been married all these years

Jeff Hunter ;A man of the eighties.
 

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hunter in 1981 looked back at his life. he married a third wife. guest stared in many t.v series .Gun smoke ,Land of the lost .Kung fu. animated trek. Alias smith and jones. something in his life was missing. he quit the bottle still felt empty inside. he turned on the t.v. for long time staring in television was what he wanted to do till film roles came back film roles did when they started making trek films.

he watched Billy graham preached a sermon he then got on his knees to pray

Encounter at far point

On the maiden mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), an omnipotent being known as Q challenges the crew to discover the secret of a mysterious base in an advanced and civilized fashion in star trek Next Generation ,Stephen Macht played captain john luc Picard. Ben Murphy as commander Ryker Patrick Stewart as Data, at the last minute his make up would be changed from yellow to red.



Murphy played in a previous science fiction series Gemini man. Hunter guest stared in Murphy's other series alias smith and jones. Monika Ramirez as Macha

Hernandez

who played in bigfoot wild boy. She tried to get a part as a regular on chips but could only get a guest staring roll.

in best of both worlds producers were considering canceling the series due to low ratings.



Picard would be killed off in best of both worlds part 2, the character was British and Ryker would become captain. worf would go from cultural trade guest on



the enterprise D to full Star fleet officer and have relationship with Hernandez. also .Stewart would usually steal the show so data would now be first officer and
lead away missions ,Ratings for Next generation improved and the show continued till 1994.



One day when Ben Murphy is walking past Monika Ramirez dressing room .he ask her out,. that night he proposes to her and they wed soon after words. and adopt a child.

Originally Macha Hernandez was going to be security officer. His character was based on the aliens security officer.

When Monika Ramirez got the part The character was changed to science

officer from security officer also the characters yar and counselor Troi were not in the final draft of the script.

The appearance of DeForest Kelley as Leonard McCoy was kept a secret, from star trek fandom.
 
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