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Old April 4 2013, 06:07 PM   #117
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Re: Why Did Gene drop Christopher Pike?

What some people miss about "morose" Pike is that in the 1st pilot he's smarting from an expedition gone wrong, and in the course of the story, realizes that on the bridge is where he belongs. It's simply a setup for the series character which became Kirk, who early on had his own bouts of self doubt (Balance of Terror). They're effectively the same character as written early on. What some confuse as a difference in the parts is more the way the actor's chose to portray them.
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