Anson Mount joined the Star Trek family in the first episode of Discovery's second season, bringing with him a sense of positivity and optimism that had been lacking from the first season somewhat. In his first episode, he was able to secure his place as the Captain that the show badly needed.
With the greatest of respect to Jason Issacs, who is a terrific actor, Gabriel Lorca had never been put in a position for fans to rally behind - coming with the evil territory and all!
From that heart lifting moment when the Enterprise soars into view in the closing moments of Will You Take My Hand?, fans knew that with that ship and that name comes a legacy of exploration and hope.
Both Jeffrey Hunter, who originated the role, and Bruce Greenwood, who took over in the J.J. Abrams films, have given Pike a presence in the Star Trek universe, yet it is Mount who has defined who Christopher Pike is. As the announcement of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is still ringing in our ears, a palpable sense of excitement is rippling through the fandom, as fans are eager to see what is next for this Captain of the Enterprise.
With less than twenty appearances to his name (including Short Treks, yet still more than both other actors), there is a lot of room to expand this character. With that in mind, we take a look back at the moments that have already defined this incarnation
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