Susan Oliver Filmography

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Her Star Trek appearance in the Cage is listed as 1986. Should be 1966.
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W4tey: This issue comes up fairly often. See https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/you-need-to-add-a-way-for-the-reader-to-fix-your-writers-mis... for a previous discussion of it.

The short answer is that the "Star Trek" pilot, "The Cage", was never shown to the public in its full form until 1986, and so that is how it is listed on IMDb -- as a 1986 episode.

Most of the content of the episode, however, had been seen by the public when it was edited into the "Star Trek" two-part episode "The Menagerie", in 1966. The cast members from "The Cage" received archive footage credits on IMDb for "The Menagerie".
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gromit82 is correct, and this oddity  is noted in a Trivia item in the Episode which states :
The first pilot was not aired on TV until 1988, when it was used as a filler episode for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) due to a writers strike.