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11.08.2007
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Honestly I have no idea. I'm not a huge STAR TREK fan so I wasn't even aware of who Captain Pike was in the mythology. But today I learned he was the first captain of the Starship Enterprise. I also learned that Pike will be played by Bruce Greenwood in JJ Abrams upcoming STAR TREK. According to the always reliable Wikipedia, Christopher Pike was the original captain of the Enterprise in the "Star Trek" pilot. The pilot was reshot, many of the characters were scrapped and the original actor decided he did not want to return. There had been rumors that Tom Cruise would join the film playing Pike but those, apparently, turned out to be false. The Pike casting is the last big piece of the STAR TREK casting pie to fall into place. Abrams and crew are expected to get filming going later this year with a Christmas 2008 release date. Greenwood can be seen next in I'M NOT THERE and NATIONAL TREASURE 2.

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Extra Tidbit: Greenwood starred in FIRST BLOOD but his part was cut from the film. He's still in the credits.

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12:31AM on 11/09/2007
Abrams and crew already have BEGUN filming. Photography began on Wednesday
Abrams and crew already have BEGUN filming. Photography began on Wednesday
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2:06PM on 11/08/2007
I didn't know he was in I'm Not There. I'm already looking forward to that movie and there is yet another reason to. Anyway, this is awesome news. Greenwood rocks. Been a fan of his for a long, long time. Nowhere Man is one of my all time favorite tv shows.
I didn't know he was in I'm Not There. I'm already looking forward to that movie and there is yet another reason to. Anyway, this is awesome news. Greenwood rocks. Been a fan of his for a long, long time. Nowhere Man is one of my all time favorite tv shows.
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1:55PM on 11/08/2007

Good Choice

Greenwood is a damn good actor. Can't wait to see him as Pike
Greenwood is a damn good actor. Can't wait to see him as Pike
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8:13AM on 11/08/2007

BRUCE!!

Damn it! mottey beat me to the Tom Veil joke (a little surprised to see someone else who knows that show).

Absolutely thrilled to see deep-voiced Bruce play Pike. This is even better than him playing JFK!
Damn it! mottey beat me to the Tom Veil joke (a little surprised to see someone else who knows that show).

Absolutely thrilled to see deep-voiced Bruce play Pike. This is even better than him playing JFK!
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7:57AM on 11/08/2007
All makes sense now - Tom Veil hid the photos on the Enterprise...
All makes sense now - Tom Veil hid the photos on the Enterprise...
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7:45AM on 11/08/2007
Pike was the second commander of the enterprise NCC-1701. He was preceded by Robert April.
Pike was the second commander of the enterprise NCC-1701. He was preceded by Robert April.
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