Standard Orbit 267: The James Bond of Star Trek / by Richard Marquez

The Many Faces of Captain Pike.


Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes 2 seconds

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When Star Trek first went into production it wasn't Captain James Kirk in the center seat of the USS Enterprise, it was Captain Christopher Pike. First brought to life by actor Jeffrey Hunter, Pike went on to be portrayed by three other actors and has carved out his own niche in the mythos. This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the many faces of Captain Pike and his resurgence as a character in recent years.

Could Jeffrey Hunter have carried a series as a leading man, and why did he leave Star Trek after the first pilot? What about Sean Kenney's important, but thankless turn as Pike? Did Bruce Greenwood's new take on the character in the Kelvin Timeline pave the way for Anson Mount's Pike on Discovery? All this and much more on this week's Standard Orbit, boldly listen!


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:02:05)
First Impressions of Pike (00:02:52)
Jeffrey Hunter's Pike (00:05:35)
Sean Kenney's Pike (00:22:04)
Bruce Greenwood's Pike (00:30:35)
Anson Mount's Pike (00:41:57)
Favorites, Final Thoughts (01:07:35)
POTFM (01:19:50)
Closing (01:22:00)


Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Hayley Stoddart


Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)