Captain Pike says in the recent Discovery episode that he met Georgiou at the academy, that she won drinking contests yet knew every regulation by week 2. The first hint we ever got to Pike's age was Commodore Mendez telling Kirk he was "about your age" in the Menagerie. Going by Kirk being 34 in the Deadly Years, people speculated Pike was born as close to 2233 as possible while still being a realistic age to be captain of the Enterprise in 2254. Novels put his birth year at 2219, which is a good way of making Pike a realistic 30 something captain at the time of The Cage. But Pike going to the academy with Georgiou?? Memory alpha says Georgiou went to the academy from 2220-2224. Mendez's line about Pike being around Kirk's age has now been practically destroyed, and we'll have to assume Pike was born around the same time as Georgiou in 2202, making him 30 years older than Kirk, and a 50+ year old man at the time of The Cage. We also now must assume that since Pike's entrance to Starfleet predated the Kelvin timeline divergence, things like Carol Marcus' dad, Alexander Marcus, recruiting Pike happened to prime Pike too. It would better have been better if Georgiou was Pike's instructor for a class, not his classmate. Why did the writers feel the need to age Pike this much?