May 09, 2009


Star Trek - Pike's age

While seeing the new Star Trek movie reboot today, I was a little confused by the age difference between Kirk & Pike.

You see, in the 1966 Star Trek episode "The Menagerie" video footage shown at Spock's trial, Pike was played by Jeffrey Hunter, who was only five years older than William Shatner. In the new movie, however, Pike is played by Bruce Greenwood, an actor who is 24 years older than Chris Pine, who plays Kirk. So I thought that Greenwood's Pike was not the same Pike as Hunter's; I thought he was a new Pike Sr. character who could serve as a father figure to Kirk. But since The Menagerie footage was supposed to take place 13 years before Spock's trial, that would widen the age difference, making Greenwood's older "father figure" Pike compatible with the tv series.

But why Spock didn't look 13 years younger in the same trial footage still eludes me. Must be some Vulcan thing.

Jeffrey Hunter

Picture of Jeffrey Hunter at Listal

Star Trek

Picture of Bruce Greenwood at Listal


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