(written from a Production point of view)
Margaret "Meg" Gillespie Wyllie (15 February 1917 – 1 January 2002; age 84) had the honor of portraying The Keeper; the first villain to ever (chronologically) appear on Star Trek in the unaired pilot "The Cage". Born in Hawaii, she grew up in the Philippines, where her father was working as an engineer on sugar plantations. She moved to New York City during the 1940s to pursue a career in acting and over the next five decades would make around a hundred TV guest appearances.
She filmed her scenes for "The Cage" on Wednesday 9 December 1964 at Desilu Culver Stage 16, and on Thursday 10 December 1964, Friday 11 December 1964, Wednesday 16 December 1964 and Thursday 17 December 1964 at Desilu Culver Stage 15.
She would appear in two episodes of Mad about You on NBC.
She died of heart failure in 2002.
- "Caged by a Classic", Frank Garcia, Starlog, issue 117, April 1987, pp. 52-53