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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Jun 15, 2019

Captain Pike.

It seems as if Christopher Pike can do no wrong. We are told that he is Starfleet’s finest, but why is Captain Pike the best of the best? From his command decisions to his personal connection with the crew, Kirk’s predecessor gives hope and optimism to Star Trek: Discovery season two.

In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin deep-dive into Christopher Pike to explore the traits that made fans fall in love with Anson Mount’s rendition of the character who first appeared in “The Cage,” the original unaired pilot for Star Trek: The Original Series. Will the points they uncover explain why there is little character growth for Pike during the season? Was he written too perfectly?

Intro (00:01:05)
Everybody Loves Chris (00:03:18)
Anson Mount (00:14:30)
Pike’s Story (00:20:02)
Nitpicks (00:37:48)
Final Thoughts (00:41:16)
Closing (00:43:44)

Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin

Amy Nelson (Editor) Patrick Devlin (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Tom Puleo (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Brian Meloche (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)