Re: Why Did Gene drop Christopher Pike?
This is purely conjecture on my part with no refrences, but maybe he was happy with it at first but then peer pressure set in about being on such a show and then he turned against it. People do change their minds about things.
I mentioned once in a previous thread about some actors going uncredited because they didn't want to be associated with the show and I was promptly shushed, but not everyone had a positive image of science fiction in general at that time.
Your conjecture is just as good as everyone elses and please don't let anyone get you thinking otherwise. I may not personally agree, but I applaud your diverse point-of-view.
As to your specific theory, could be. He may have gotten opportunties in the interim between doing the pilot and the call for a second one. It's plausible and I had not previously considered it. Thank you.
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