Star Trek has undoubtedly been a driver inspiring scientific and technological advances since it first aired in 1966. The Cage was a lost episode, originally rejected as the pilot by NBC. Footage was used to produce “The Menagerie”, a two part episode airing November 17 and November 24, 1966. Complete uncut lost episode was found in 1987 and re-mastered.
In this lost episode, the Enterprise makes its first appearance and captures a glimpse of the bridge. The first dialogue is Spock shouting “Check the Circuits”. At the time this episode was written, Gordon Moore predicted “the rate of increase of transistor density on integrated circuits and establishes a yardstick for technology progress”.