Captain Pike, explained

There are both in-story and behind-the-scenes explanations for the character starring in “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.”

Rebecca Romijn as Number One, Anson Mount as Christopher Pike and Ethan Peck as Spock in “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+)

Back in the 1960s, the original “Star Trek” was kind of a hard sell. When it was first proposed, the board of Desilu Productions thought it would be too expensive, that even if a network picked it up it would lose money…

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