Re: How about a captain Pike(bruce Greenwood) series?
Pike was still in the academy when the Kelvin was destroyed. He couldn't be commanding the ship that rescued the survivors.
You never know. Kirk fell ass-backwards into his command. Why not the same for Pike?
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again