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None other than Hell on Wheel's Anson Mount will play Pike. I think it's a good match. Fun fact on Hell on Wheels Mount, routinely fought against or paired up with (TNG's Miles O'Brien) Colm Meaney who played one heck of a badass railroad mogul. I wonder if that had anything to do with it.

Also season two is going to get metaphysical.
“The second season is not a war season… we are very interested in tackling themes of science versus faith. We’ll be nine years before [Star Trek: The Original Series] and there are things from TOS that we want to do some nods to.”
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Adds Anson Mount In Key Role For Season 2
 

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How could this not be a war season ? Klingons are still there, aren't they ?. I hope they don't plan another MU.

Miam. I kinda like our new captain Pike. :LOL:
 

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He certainly looks the part, have to admit I'm unfamiliar with his acting roles but I'm looking forward to seeing our new Captain Pike.
 

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I don't think so. We already know Pike died later killed by John Harrison.
That only happened in the crappy, evil, Jar Jar Abrams, Kelvin timeline. This show is set in the real, cool, the way things should be, Prime timeline. 10 or so years later Pike will be injured saving cadets. He will then go off to live the rest of his life with his hunchback girlfriend and the butt head people.
 

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That only happened in the crappy, evil, Jar Jar Abrams, Kelvin timeline. This show is set in the real, cool, the way things should be, Prime timeline. 10 or so years later Pike will be injured saving cadets. He will then go off to live the rest of his life with his hunchback girlfriend and the butt head people.
The big question is what he will do once in contact with Discovery.
 

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That only happened in the crappy, evil, Jar Jar Abrams, Kelvin timeline. This show is set in the real, cool, the way things should be, Prime timeline. 10 or so years later Pike will be injured saving cadets. He will then go off to live the rest of his life with his hunchback girlfriend and the butt head people.

It really isn't the prime universe. It simply cannot be for a number of obvious reasons. Instead,I like to think of it as it as a different updated version of the Prime universe, that's far more workable.:cool: As to Kelvin Timeline, I like it and hope they continue it in the movies. There is plenty of room for alternate Treks.:)
 

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He certainly looks the part, have to admit I'm unfamiliar with his acting roles but I'm looking forward to seeing our new Captain Pike.
He looks alot like Jeffrey Hunter, excellent casting . :cool:
 

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It really isn't the prime universe. It simply cannot be for a number of obvious reasons. Instead,I like to think of it as it as a different updated version of the Prime universe,
They say it's exactly that. It's the prime timeline of events with an updated look. So as far as any major event I'm assuming (and expecting) they will stick to canon.

As for liking the Kelvin timeline, some people like the Transformer movies, who am I to judge. I just won't invite you to any of my Star Trek parties.;)
 

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They say it's exactly that. It's the prime timeline of events with an updated look. So as far as any major event I'm assuming (and expecting) they will stick to canon.

As for liking the Kelvin timeline, some people like the Transformer movies, who am I to judge. I just won't invite you to any of my Star Trek parties.;)
Of the Trek Cannon , Its got more then a few inconsistencies and contradictions for example, in the 2nd Pilot Where no Man Has Gone Before .His name was James R Kirks and not Tiberius. :D.


I liked the the first Transformer film, and despised all of the subsequent sequels.
 

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if theyfollw the timeline . pile End up in wheel chair unable to communicate other the being be able to beep n for yes 2 for no or something like that .
 

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I wasn't able ot finish my thoughts but the notion of Pike being able to communcate with one Beep or Two in which he could not articulate anything. no longer makes any sense given the voice and voter technology that we have now. This is going create another cannon discontinuity because by the time of the Menagerie he would voice mode in which he can articulate.
 

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Pike being able to communcate with one Beep or Two in which he could not articulate anything. no longer makes any sense given the voice and voter technology that we have now.
I don't have a problem with that type of minor change caused by our greater understanding of technology. Neither does the group I was part of. I don't worry about that or even consider it a canon change as long as they keep the direction and intention of what they are redoing.

Fixing something because it no longer makes sense (because of current tech) is one thing. Changing something just because they could (the look of the Klingons) or something that alters the flow of the timeline (giving Klingons cloaking 13 years to early), those thing annoy me.
 

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I don't have a problem with that type of minor change caused by our greater understanding of technology. Neither does the group I was part of. I don't worry about that or even consider it a canon change as long as they keep the direction and intention of what they are redoing.

Fixing something because it no longer makes sense (because of current tech) is one thing. Changing something just because they could (the look of the Klingons) or something that alters the flow of the timeline (giving Klingons cloaking 13 years to early), those thing annoy me.
The problem is that if Pike had been able to articulate what Spock was doing . Then there would likely have been no trip to Talos 4 given the fact that the place off limits under penalty of death.

I don't like anything they've done with the Klingons , Including radically changing their look. Star Trek the Motion picture began that unfortunate trend.
 

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I don't have a problem with that type of minor change caused by our greater understanding of technology. Neither does the group I was part of. I don't worry about that or even consider it a canon change as long as they keep the direction and intention of what they are redoing.

Fixing something because it no longer makes sense (because of current tech) is one thing. Changing something just because they could (the look of the Klingons) or something that alters the flow of the timeline (giving Klingons cloaking 13 years to early), those thing annoy me.
Did all the other Klingon aesthetic changes not also bother you?


As far as current tech goes, Star Trek has always been somewhat behind what scientists of the time thought should be possible with the sort of technology depicted. But technological limitation shown in the series could also be explained away as a taboo or technological dead end that the Trek people are actively avoiding, so they use what we regard as "backwards" solutions.

In the end, it is a series that was always written with very little input from scientists or other futurists, and is primarily Horatio Hornblower in Space, rather than a realistic vision of the future. Allowances must be made.
 

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Did all the other Klingon aesthetic changes not also bother you?


As far as current tech goes, Star Trek has always been somewhat behind what scientists of the time thought should be possible with the sort of technology depicted. But technological limitation shown in the series could also be explained away as a taboo or technological dead end that the Trek people are actively avoiding, so they use what we regard as "backwards" solutions.

In the end, it is a series that was always written with very little input from scientists or other futurists, and is primarily Horatio Hornblower in Space, rather than a realistic vision of the future. Allowances must be made.
The problem is that with all they changes they've made, There is simply no way this can possibly be a prequel to the original series . It's not the prime timeline , it can never be. If was was alternate Trek , that would be workable . This is isn't.
 

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The problem is that with all they changes they've made, There is simply no way this can possibly be a prequel to the original series . It's not the prime timeline , it can never be. If was was alternate Trek , that would be workable . This is isn't.
Could you explain what that has to do with my post?
 

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Could you explain what that has to do with my post?
Your saying must be made , the problem with that is those allowance undermine the notion that this the Prime Timeline .

The Original series is the future as projected via 1960 perspective . Its vision of the future was obsolete by 1970.
 
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