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Posts Tagged ‘Pike’

Greenwood: Farewell To Pike

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013


Actor Bruce Greenwood is sad to see the end of his participation in the rebooted Star Trek franchise.

The actor shared his thoughts on finding out about the fate of Pike, the reception of Star Trek into Darkness, and his “not-so-secret” wish about his participation in a third Trek movie.


New Star Trek Into Darkness TV Ads

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

A pair of new Star Trek into Darkness commercials has been released.

The commercials, running half-a-minute in length each, are titled “Vendetta” and “World.”


Turn Around, Kirk!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

A new Star Trek into Darkness TV ad shows some new material.

The short ad, barely over half-a-minute in length, mostly shows previously-seen scenes, but new material features Kirk/Pike and Kirk/Marcus.


Greenwood In Super 8

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Bruce Greenwood, Star Trek XI‘s Captain Christopher Pike, can be seen in another Abrams-directed film, Super 8.

But Greenwood, who is credited as “Cooper,” won’t be easy to spot. This is because the visual appearance of his character, the unhappy alien of Super 8, was computer-generated.


Kenney As The Menagerie’s Christopher Pike

Friday, November 19th, 2010

After Jeffrey Hunter‘s portrayal of Christopher Pike but before Bruce Greenwood appeared in Star Trek XI as the predecessor to Captain James T. Kirk, Sean Kenney appeared as a disfigured Captain Pike in the two-part Menagerie original series episode.

Kenney appeared in two other Star Trek episodes, Arena and A Taste of Armageddon, but he is best-known to fans of the original series at the captain who was injured in an accident and who could only communicate through a flashing light on his special wheelchair controlled by brain waves.


Greenwood: Pike Essential To Trek

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Bruce Greenwood, who played Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek XI, would like to see more of Pike in future Trek.

Greenwood would love to return to Trek, and he couldn’t resist giving his tongue-in-cheek opinion of Pike’s importance to the Star Trek franchise in a recent interview. “I think Captain Pike is an essential component to the whole franchise,” he said. “I think there should be a whole offshoot of Pike’s adventures.”

But what about Pike’s physical impairment? Would that make a difference? Not according to Greenwood. “There’s nothing that says Pike can’t get up and out of that wheelchair, get his own ship and go off on some adventures of his own. I’m now an admiral, but I want to get out of the wheelchair.”

It is not known if Pike will be back in Star Trek XII, but fans, as well as Greenwood, can only hope.

New IDW Star Trek Comics

Monday, July 19th, 2010

September will see the release of two new Star Trek comics, and in October, fans of Khan will see a new series based on Khan’s time on Ceti Alpha V.

The comics for September are Star Trek: Captain’s Log: Pike #1 and Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge #4. The new Khan comic will be called Khan: Ruling in Hell.


Greenwood’s Pike Vs. Hunter’s Pike

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Bruce Greenwood (Captain Pike) shared his memories of his Star Trek experience, from the initial phone call from J.J. Abrams, to differences between Jeffrey Hunter‘s Pike and his Pike.

The call from Abrams came out of the blue to Greenwood, who nevertheless jumped at the opportunity to be involved in Star Trek XI. “I wasn’t aware that J.J. knew I was on the planet,” Greenwood said. “Why would he? But he called me out of the deep blue … and wow, OK, sure I’ll come in! I’d love to do it.”


Kenney: Disfigured Captain Pike

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

090109KenneyWhen Central Missouri Astronomical Association Treasurer Randall Durk phoned original series cast members in hopes of autographs, he got more than that for which he bargained when one of them showed up in person.

A chance call to actors from the original series resulted in a surprise visit by Star Trek: The Menagerie guest star Sean Kenney, who gave a talk to a small group on Monday.


Greenwood: Star Trek XI And Pike’s Dilemma

Monday, June 1st, 2009

No matter what universe he’s in, Captain Christopher Pike has to make a difficult personal decision.

As reported by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in the original series, Christopher Pike, as played by Jeffrey Hunter, had to find a reason to go on with his career. “Hunter’s Pike had this internal dilemma,” explained Bruce Greenwood. (more…)

Greenwood On Future Star Trek

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Star Trek XII will possibly begin shooting next summer, and Bruce Greenwood (Pike) spoke about what he would like to see in the next movie.

As reported by, Greenwood is optimistic about Trek’s future. “I think these guys are clever enough to do at least two more and have the final one do a really hard dovetail into the beginning of [the storylines] for the original series,” he said. “My expectations are very high for them.”

Greenwood Talks Trek

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Star Trek XI is a bridge between the old and the new, according to Bruce Greenwood (Captain Pike.)

As reported by, having reverence for Star Trek doesn’t mean one can’t put forth something new, but there was tension between that reverence and the need to add fresh material. “[Star Trek XI] is a bridge between the old and the new, but…there is a lot of tension there,” said Greenwood.

Greenwood: Star Trek XI And Destiny

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Bruce Greenwood, Star Trek XI‘s Captain Christopher Pike, found multiple messages in Star Trek XI.

As reported by, Star Trek XI will make fans think about potential, fate and destiny. “[Star Trek XI] addresses issues like ‘Where you come from?’ and asks ‘how much of where you come from affects who you are and what your potential is?,” explained Greenwood. “Are you the master of your own change, are you programmed to some degree?” For sure, no matter what, this is one of these movies that invites you to have a conversation with yourself.” (more…)