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Old March 23 2013, 04:18 AM   #27
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Re: So just how old WAS Pike?

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Considering that Mendez speaks in clipped sentences, it seems likeliest that he meant Pike at timepoint X was the age Kirk is now.
That's how I always figured it, but it was a careless bit of writing that could have been clarified with a few more words. If Mendez had described Pike as "about your age when he took command of the Enterprise," we wouldn't be having this discussion.
That is the way I always took that line too. It makes sense because of what happens in the episode and can see Pike was in his 30s 11 years ago.
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