C.E. Evans wrote:
I think he probably played an older version of Pike. While Hunter's Pike has been often described as being moody and reluctant, that was really only in the beginning of "The Cage." Otherwise, I think Greenwood played Pike a year or two prior to his accident, IMO.
this is how i saw it.the pike at the end of the cage is far different from what he was at the start of it.
very much pike got his mojo back during the cage .
his self assurance and command presence is very much there at the end.
he looked like a man willing to take on anything after what he went through on that planet.
and the film i believe would have taken place after the events of the cage.