Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
Original in what way? Likeable? How, exactly? We don't know anything about him, except that he walked into an obvious trap.
I think you answered your own question. He represents Star Trek's
answer to Bobba Fett, a unique character whose background is unknown. We've seen only his demise at the hands of Nero, but so many details of his life preceding that point haven't been discussed. Fans often find such characters fascinating.
"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"