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Star Trek: Discovery has cast the USS Enterprise’s Captain Christopher Pike

April 10th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Only last week we were talking about how season two of Star Trek: Discovery would harken back to the feel of the original Star Trek series with the introduction of The USS Enterprise and its first captain Christopher Pike.

Pike was played in the original pilot, The Cage, way back in 1966, by Jeffrey Hunter, then again in ’66’s episode The Menagerie by actor Sean Kenney. He was then played in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot in 2009 and 2013 by Bruce Greenwood who many fans hoped might pop up in Discovery too.

However, we now have our new Captain Pike in the shape of Hell On Wheels and The Inhumans’ Anson Mount.

The official Discovery Twitter announced Mount’s casting today and it was later confirmed by Mount himself (both below).

While most people know James T Kirk as the Captain of the Enterprise, he had two precursors: “Pike is the second captain of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 and the first to be shown in Star Trek canon. The animated Star Trek series reveals that Captain Robert April predated Pike, and printed Star Trek fiction and reference books also identify April as Pike’s predecessor. Pike took command of the USS Enterprise in the year 2252, at the age of 38, taking over command from Robert April, who commanded the Enterprise for nine years.”
(Source: Wikipedia)

Now, who will be playing Spock? Keep it here for the news as we get it and let us know is you think Mount is the man for the gig.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….