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Forthcoming Star Trek Series About Captain Kirk's Predecessor, Captain Pike

 
 
Reply Sat 16 May, 2020 10:17 am
CBS has just announced a forthcoming series to cover Captain Kirk's immediate predecessor, Captain Christopher Pike. The series will be called "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds." Introduced originally in the the Trek: TOS season 1 double episode "The Menagerie," Captain Pike was originally portrayed by the movie actor Jeffrey Hunter. Although Pike has appeared in the various Trek shows and movies a small number of times in recent years, his part of the Trek timeline is largely blank. Pike will be played by Anson Mount who has portrayed the character recently on Star Trek: Discovery. Mr. Spock, who served under Pike, will be played by Ethan Peck and Number One will be played by Rebecca Romijn.

Here is the CBS announcement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD6kUZwMOjQ&t=1s

and here is a snippet from a recent Star Trek: Discovery episode in which Pike was a character:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsUd-S4Ln9I...
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 16 May, 2020 10:32 am
@Brandon9000,
We are soooooo psyched!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 01:37 am
@Brandon9000,
Wasn't it originally a pilot?

They got rid of everyone except Spock and reused bits of it for the later episode.
engineer
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 05:39 am
@Brandon9000,
Pike is awesome in Discovery. He could make a play for the best captain ever.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 11:50 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
Wasn't it originally a pilot?

They got rid of everyone except Spock and reused bits of it for the later episode.

That's exactly right. It was the original pilot for "Star Trek" named "The Cage." In a now legendary story, NBC said something like, "It's the best thing we've ever seen, but it's too cerebral for the general public." They ordered Roddenberry to make a second pilot, which was unheard of. Between the first and second pilots, Jeff Hunter, who had played Pike, left the project. The character Number One was dropped and the actress, who happened to be Roddenberry's girlfriend and future wife, became Nurse Chapel. There are many versions of why Hunter left. One of them is that his wife was such a pest that Roddenberry had finally had enough and fired him. Spock was retained, but changed to include some of the traits that had been associated with the now defunct Number One. William Shatner was hired and they made the second pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before." Later in the first season, Roddenberry re-used the footage writing an envelope story for it and presenting it as events under the previous Captain of the Enterprise.
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 12:41 pm
@Brandon9000,
Do you think we'll see Captain April?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 12:49 pm
I only saw the first season of the one with Scott Bakula. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it, I missed the second season and it was about half way through when I realised it had started.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 02:19 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:
Do you think we'll see Captain April?

If we live long enough.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 02:21 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
I only saw the first season of the one with Scott Bakula. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it, I missed the second season and it was about half way through when I realised it had started.

Some people say it's not good, but I liked it, although I haven't seen every episode. If you get a chance, see an episode called, "Carbon Creek." That was a good one.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 02:35 pm
@Brandon9000,
At some point I’m going to have to sit down and see them all in order, but I’ve got so much on my planner as it is.

I’ve just started watching Gangs of London a violent crime thriller about what happens after a crime Boss is murdered. I’ve only seen the first episode, it’s really hard boiled, not to everyone’s taste.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2020 02:39 pm
@izzythepush,
Quote:
it’s really hard boiled, not to everyone’s taste.


So true, i like a soft boiled egg, nice and dippy. Dip your soldiers into it, yum.


oh and can't wait for Strange New Worlds. (come to think of it we're living in one now.)

When are we going to see this and how many of us will sill be alive by the time it airs.
Especially with all these lock-down restrictions.

God be with days when you got your series's every year like clockwork, (sigh)
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jul, 2020 07:28 pm
What about Star Trek: Lower Decks (TV Series 2020– ) ?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 07:02 pm
@tsarstepan,
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2020 10:51 am
@tsarstepan,
That video is private and will not play.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2020 12:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
The character I really like in that one is the Caitian doctor. She's as irritable as McCoy was.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Sep, 2020 06:12 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

The character I really like in that one is the Caitian doctor. She's as irritable as McCoy was.

YES!

I don't understand how ... it's rated so low on IMDb. Okay, it's raised from a 5.7 to a 6 on IMDb (a bump up in about 5 days). As IMDb averages go for series of this ilk? It should be at least 7 to 7.4.
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