‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ will warp us all into Captain Pike’s backstory

Patient “Star Trek” fans have waited 55 years for Captain Christopher Pike to have his own series — and that series will finally launch in just a few months.

Pike was portrayed by Jeffrey Hunter in the original “Star Trek” pilot, “The Cage,” shown to NBC in 1965. But NBC executives rejected the pilot and both the captain and Hunter left the show. 

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