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Orion colony

The Orion colony circa 2254

The Orion colony was a well-known Orion settlement used as a trading outpost, notably for the buying and selling of Orion slave girls.

In 2254, Captain Pike briefly considered going into business on the Orion colony, after becoming disenchanted with commanding a starship. Later, the Talosians used Pike's idea to create an elaborate fantasy for him, inserting the Human female Vina into the illusion as a slave girl, in their attempt to manipulate him into developing feelings for her and establish a colony of captive Humans. (TOS: "The Cage", "The Menagerie, Part I", "The Menagerie, Part II")

In the story outline of "The Cage", this planet is referred to as "Protos VI" and the area in which the Enterprise's commanding officer (referred to, at that time, as Captain Robert April) finds himself is described as "one of that planet's eerie rainbow gardens." (The Making of Star Trek, p. 58)
In the second revised final draft script of "The Cage", the one dialogue reference to this singular "colony" is instead to "the Orion colonies" and the script makes no reference to the scenes that are set in this location as actually being set on an Orion colony, instead referring to the sets used simply as "Orion courtyard" and "Orion corridor".

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