Burning Dreams and Into Darkness

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Noddy, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Noddy

    Noddy Captain

    Jul 29, 2013
    I haven't read Burning Dreams, but in STID, Admiral Marcus reveals that he encouraged young Christopher Pike to join Starfleet. Given this would've been before the 2233 divergence, how does this mesh with the novel?
  2. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    It doesn't. I don't quite remember the details, but it was a guy named Charlie (a friend of his mother, or stepdad, or something) that inspired Pike to join Starfleet in the novel.

    EDIT: I checked, it was his adopted father Charlie Pike, a Starfleet officer, who was the reason he joined. His admission interview was conducted by Admiral Straczeskie (p 144)
  3. jimternet

    jimternet Ensign Newbie

    Dec 9, 2008
    I assumed Marcus was lying to butter Kirk up.
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    What's more disturbing is, since nuPike presumably never went to Talos IV, doesn't this mean the Talosians are in pretty much deep doo-doo? Obviously Burning Dreams can't happen in the Abramsverse, since it depends so much on Pike. Poor Talosians. :(
  5. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Jun 30, 2004
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    Another early influence on Pike was the Andorian, Admiral Mahirn, who was introduced in Marvel/Paramount Comics' "The Flat, Gold Forever", #7, [Star Trek: Early Voyages (1997)]. Mahirn was the godfather of Christopher Pike:

    Admiral Mahirn by Therin of Andor, on Flickr