Whipping Vina (unshown Cage sequence)

In the Orion slave dance illusion, the script calls for an introduction that shows servants attending Pike, Vina as the slave dancer coming out and acting cat like and snarling at them to chase them away, Pike's personal servant brandishing a whip to settle her down and focus on her dance, and ultimately her doing the dance we see in the pilot. This shot shows the unshown servant whip in hand, attempting to keep Vina in check. Other unused and unshown clips from this sequence are -


the servants attending Pike before Vina comes out:



Vina's sensuous dance moves before those that are shown in the restored first pilot:




To my knowledge there is NO copy of the full scene that introduces this illusion, and so we instead rely on these single frame clips as sold in the early days of Lincoln Enterprises to imagine what it might have been. For me this is some of the most interesting material that is available via the old Lincoln Enterprises film clips.


From the original Roddenberry penned script, this part of the story is described as follows:

"Wild! Green skin, glistening as if oiled. Her fingertips are long gleaming razor-edged scimitars, her hair not unattractive but suggesting a wild animal mane. She is moving out to the open rectangle in front of the table, eyes wild. We feel she's larger than before, immensely strong. The female slaves have hurried off, frightened. But one is slower and Vina suddenly pivots with a CAT SOUND, bars a frightened female slave's escape. Pike's male servant has grabbed a whip, leaps out to intercede and Vina turns, snarling at him. The man slave swings back to lash at her."


This image is scanned and restored from the original 35mm clip as purchased in the early 1970s.

  • hgordon22 5y

    Great scene!
  • spacecraftengr 5y

    I still have the original mailed catalogs from Majel Barrett's first ever Trek merchandising company, Lincoln Enterprises. Can you say "IDIC"?

    Thanks for the cool postings!
  • steersman3 5y

    If you look to the far left of this scene, you will see a tree-like plant. It looks like they took this tree, removed the items which appear to be pine cones, and redressed it for Gary Mitchell's Kaferian apple tree in the second pilot.

    The only photo link I can find for Mitchell's Kaferian apple tree is here:

    Waste not, you know what not. :-)

    Thanks for the many interesting postings!
  • msspurlock 4y

    I love this one. I much prefer Roddenberry's original "snarly animal women" plan for the Orion slave girls. As for the image, I have to wonder if this scene didn't get cut short because they got tired of re-filming it. The whole "she's still not green enough!" story, you know.
  • Zardoz1974 3y

    The musicians look similar to The Rolling Stones as they appeared on the cover of "Satanic Majesty's Request" several years later.
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