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Old March 22 2013, 04:50 AM   #8
Wingsley
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Re: So just how old WAS Pike?

I never accepted that James T. Kirk was in his early 30s at the beginning of TOS. I know there was that line in "The Deadly Years" when he insisted he was 34, but that seemed ridiculous to me. While I suppose it is not impossible for a naval officer to rise to the rank of Captain (equivalent of an army colonel) that fast, it still seemed a bit of a stretch, even for an over-achiever like Kirk.

I always assumed Kirk to be in his 40s.

This would suggest Pike to be in his 50s.
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