The Justice League fan site has a new interview with the new Christopher Pike, Bruce Greenwood, who draws a sharp contrast between his portrayal of the character and the original version by Jeffrey Hunter. More details below
Greenwood contrasts the Pikes
In his audio interview with Justice League, Greenwood was asked about the differences between his Pike and the original. Greenwood stated:
I think the fundamental difference between the two, the Hunter Pike and the Greenwood Pike, if you really want to start to draw comparisons, is the dilemma that Jeffrey Hunter’s Pike had is entirely different from my dilemma and Hunter’s being that he was terribly ambivalent about is his place in the Federation, he was really torn about whether or not he wanted to go back and have an authentic smaller life or the large life of a commander. And that is not the dilemma of the Captain Pike in this Federation….He doesn’t have an internal wrestling match the way the earlier Pike did. But he does have second thoughts and misgivings about the way Starfleet is training its officers and the kind of officers it produces.
Much more from Greenwood on Pike and his work on the upcoming animated DVD "Batman: Under the Hood" at earthsmightiest.com/fansites/justiceleague
Greenwood says his Pike is not as conflicted as Hunter’s
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