Later used in "The Menagerie," the bulk of this episode's footage displays Starfleet technology as it was before Captain Kirk assumed command of the starship Enterprise. Years earlier, in fact.
And -- I love it -- Starfleet is apparently not yet "paperless" here, as you'll see in one shot of the bridge's science station.
You'll also notice there was far less color on the Enterprise in "The Cage" than in the series proper. Here, almost everything is shaded metallic gray and blue. There's also more architectural "noise" on the ship too -- pillars surrounding the table area of the briefing room, etc. Captain Pike's cabin (not pictured) has this weird low ceiling, maybe some kind of lighting apparatus...
|The transparent communicator, bristling with visible circuitry.|
|Gooseneck monitor screen.|
|Starfleet is still using printers.|
|The science station, under red alert lighting, with gooseneck monitor and printer.|
|An early, smaller and more "rounded" viewscreen.|
|An early Enterprise schematic. Notice the preponderance of blues and blacks here.|
|There's ore visual "clutter" in this version of the briefing room. Notice the pillars bracketing the room.|
|Mr. Spock uses an entirely different-looking type of computer interface.|
|The original transporter room.|
|The transporter controls, replete with goose neck screens. Notice too the "techs" wearing jumpsuits instead of standard issue Starfleet uniforms.|
|The Enterprise brings its power to bear on Talos IV with a laser cannon.|