Notes on Jeffrey Hunter and His Films
(One of the best overviews of his career ever published)
The Eyes Have It
A Friendship Remembered
Jeffrey Hunter: A Pretty Face May Have Been His Downfall
Star Trek's First Captain: Jeffrey Hunter
Jeffrey Hunter Biography
Jeffrey Hunter: An American Dreamboat
Jeffrey Hunter etait vraiment trop beau! (in French)
Jeffrey Hunter was really too handsome! (English translation of the article directly above)
Jeffrey Hunter: Heaven on the Face
The Unknown Captain
Jeffrey Hunter - Hollywoods schönster Allroundmime (in German)
Jeffrey Hunter, Hollywood's Most Handsome All-round Actor (English translation of the article directly above)
Strange Days: Jeffrey Hunter
Jeffrey Hunter chapter, from the book "Famous Wisconsin Film Stars"
Too Nice (by Don Kreger)
IN PRINT: ARTICLES 1960-1969
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| Hunter's Paradise!
| Jeff Hunter Breaks Hollywood Jinx
Ten Push-Ups and I Simmer Down
I Was Only a Man Playing God
The Marriage That Almost Wasn't
Jeffrey Hunter: Un Buen Chico Sera Un Bandito (in Spanish)
Jeffrey Hunter: A Nice Guy Will Be a Bandit (English translation of article directly above)
Jeffrey Hunter, Un Bandido Con Los Ojos Azules (in Spanish)
Jeffrey Hunter, a Bandit With Blue Eyes (English translation of article directly above)
| Male Call
Happy in Hollywood
| He Wanted a Divorce for Xmas
Jeffrey Hunter, Un Actor Que Habla Poco De Si Mismo (in Spanish)
Jeffrey Hunter, An Actor Who Speaks Little of Himself (English translation of article directly above)
| Jeffrey Hunter: Du western sous tous les cieux (in French)
Jeffrey Hunter: Westerns All Over the World (English translation of article directly above)
| Jeffrey Hunter (El Hombre) (in Spanish)
Jeffrey Hunter (The man) (English translation of article above)
| The Wedding That Shocked Hollywood
The Surprise Marriage of Emily McLaughlin & Jeff Hunter!
I Spent My Honeymoon With Our Best Man!
| The House That's Really a Home
The Young and the Beautiful
Why Did It Happen?
The Ladies Want to be His Consolation Prize
Las Vegas Lark
My First Love
| When They Were Sixteen
Barbara and Jeff: Split in Haste! Repenting at Leisure?
He Got Out From Behind the 8 Ball
Jeff Hunter Calls It Quits
The Rebel With a Cause
Alone - But Not For Long
| Preparedness and Opportunity (in German)
Preparedness and Opportunity (translated into English)
Good Guys Sometimes Win
| My Wife's Love Saved My Life
STAR TREK: The Cage
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(Captain Christopher Pike) In one of the most enduring roles of his career, Jeff stars as the iconic first captain of the Federation starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise, in “The Cage”: the first pilot for what became the first Star Trek television series (a.k.a. “The Original Series”). Although NBC did not pick up the first pilot, the network did pick up a second pilot starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk. Kirk succeeded Pike as captain of the Enterprise.
Plot of “The Cage”
In “The Cage,” aliens capture Captain Pike when he visits the surface of the planet Talos IV in response to a distress call. The crew of a research vessel that had crashed on the planet many years before had apparently sent out the call. In fact, the call had been sent by the aliens. To return to the Enterprise, Pike has to overcome the aliens’ ability to immerse him in compelling illusions. Co-stars Susan Oliver as Vina, Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, and Majel Barrett as Number One.
“The Menagerie”, the only two-part episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, re-uses most of the footage from “The Cage”. This episode, which aired during Star Trek‘s first season, won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
In “The Menagerie,” which occurs some years after the events in “The Cage,” Pike, severely disabled by a radioactive explosion, is now confined to a wheelchair and can only communicate through “Yes” or “No” electronic signals. The Federation has court-martialed Mr. Spock (Nimoy) for trying to take Pike back to Talos IV, which had been declared off-limits to Federation vessels after Pike’s prior misadventure there. “The Menagerie” uses footage from “The Cage” as backstory for Spock’s defense during the court-martial proceedings; Sean Kenney plays the disabled Pike. Regular cast members of Star Trek: The Original Series co-star, including William Shatner as Kirk and DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy.