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Old August 7 2012, 02:55 AM   #2
Greg Cox
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: Why Did Gene drop Christopher Pike?

You have it backwards. Roddenberry didn't drop him. Jeffrey Hunter, who played Pike in the original pilot episode, didn't want to come back.

Or so I understand.

Remember, all Hunter did was shoot a pilot--which the studio rejected. He wasn't obliged to come back and shoot another pilot for a show that might never get picked up.

So, like any working actor, he moved on to other gigs.

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