I'm pretty sure that "The Cage" was added to the syndication schedules around the time that the first movie was coming out. (Based on Gene Roddenberry's introduction to it that's available on the old TOS DVDs ((and perhaps the new ones too, but I do not know)), and my own assumption that this was for some broadcast, since the home video market would have been just recently invented. [1976, I think, saw the introduction of Betamax, which as far as I know was the first mass-marketed home video format.])
Though, you know, I might be wrong.
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quote: Originally posted by Sol System: I'm pretty sure that "The Cage" was added to the syndication schedules around the time that the first movie was coming out.
I don't know about that. The first time I ever remember seeing "The Cage" was around the time of its VHS release in 1986 (the one with the mixture of color and b&w scenes). I don't remember seeing it in syndication at all when TMP came out. As far as I can recall, the general consensus at the time was that the footage snipped out of the pilot to cut it down for "The Menagerie" was gone for good.
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Okay, I've updated the list and uploaded it to html format, exported directly from Excel. I also changed the date format to show the day of the week. This shows that Balance of Terror should be on the 15th since it was a Thursday. (Also interesting to note that while the other series jumped days, TNG always stayed on Monday.) http://flareupload.pleh.net/uploads/858/ships.html