THE FIRST STAR TREK CAPTAIN
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Who was the world's first Star Trek Captain?
Think that Captain Kirk was the
first captain of the USS Enterprise? He’s definitely the most well-known and
many may think that he can lay claim to being the first captain on the original
television show, Star Trek. But in fact, not only did William Shatner not
portray the first captain in Star Trek, but the captain of the ship wasn’t even
Captain Kirk. So who was the first captain of the famous USS Enterprise?
That was Captain Christopher Pike, the captain of
the USS Enterprise in the original television show Star Trek. Captain Pike was
played by Jeffrey Hunter and he appeared in the pilot episode of Star Trek,
called “The Cage.” The pilot was a flop and never made it to air, and when
Hunter was approached for the second shooting of the pilot, he no longer held
any interest in the part.
Others soon took on the role of Captain Pike.
Actors such as Sean Kenney played the part of Pike in The Menagerie, which was
the second pilot of the show. However, he was not Captain at the point but
rather, the USS Enterprise was now under the command of Captain Kirk. The
character becomes even trickier when, during The Menagerie, footage from the
original pilot is used, showing Hunter.
In the 2009 movie Star Trek, actor Bruce Greenwood
comes forward to take on the role of Christopher Pike. During this movie Pike is
trying to convince young Kirk to join Starfleet, and continue as his father
would want him to. When Pike is kidnapped at the beginning of the movie, it
becomes Kirk’s mission to save both Pike and Earth at the same time. Pike is
severely injured at the end of the movie and hands over command of the
Enterprise to Kirk.
The audience never really found out too much about
Pike’s personal life. It was known that he was from the city of Mojave on Earth
and that he had once owned a horse named “Tango.” Although Captain Christopher
Pike is recognized as the first captain of the USS Enterprise, the animated Star
Trek series mentions Robert April as being the first captain of the USS
Captain Christopher Pike