||I'll try to concentrate on the 'framing' story rather than "The Cage", itself a brilliant episode. It probably wasn't necessary to have Spock charged with a capital crime, the threat of being cashiered and sent back to Vulcan in disgrace would be bad enough. Julie Parrish's character did not seem to have any role other than to point out the way once and then almost swoon in the presence of Kirk, but there's not much point complaining about that. Rodenberry really pulled one out with this script. It showed Spock in almost complete control of a court martial where he stood accused, without looking forced at all. Then there was his decision to turn back and rescue Kirk and the commodore when he knew that it was their duty to arrest him. The remastered sections nicely polished up the images of the Starbase (look for flying shuttles in the background), and corrected a big error in day and night timings. More to come.