Even before the second season finale of Star Trek: Discovery fans were talking about wanting to see more of Anson Mount’s Captain Pike and his adventures on the USS Enterprise, including launching a popular petition. Last week we reported that Mount had some concerns about returning to the role and the time it would take away from his family. But his latest comment on the subject opens the door up a bit more. Mount’s co-star Ethan Peck also continues to indicate he is available for more Spock.
Playing Pike again would check all the boxes for Anson Mount
Promoting his appearance this weekend at Calgary Expo, Mount has been talking to some of the Canadian press, including telling the Calgary Herald he would love to return to the role of Christopher Pike, noting:
It checks all the boxes. It’s a character I love, it’s a franchise I love, it’s an experience that I have already loved. Obviously, any opportunity to go back and play with that incredible team, led by (executive producer and co-creator) Alex Kurtzman and all of those incredible artisans from costumes, to makeup, to art, to props. Everybody in that crew is operating at the top of their game.
Revealing what it meant to him to land the role as Pike on Discovery, Mount talked about how it fulfilled a childhood fantasy:
I got surprisingly emotional when I sat in the Captain’s chair. There is this weird full 360 to realize that I was still playing make-believe and now I was doing it for a living and I was going to play the same game that I played when I was a child. It was wild.
Speaking to the CBC, Mount talked about how much he admires the character of Pike:
I like him as a man. He probably had good parents and he definitely had good mentors and he treats the crew the way he would want to be treated — with respect and best idea wins. That’s how he runs his ship. And I like it.
Showing how much he loved his time on the show, earlier this week Mount shared a shot of himself and his USS Enterprise co-stars Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn with the simple message “BFFs.”
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) April 23, 2019
Ethan Peck ready for more after doing the groundwork as Spock
Actor Ethan Peck was already on the record saying he would be happy to return to the role of Spock, telling TrekMovie last month he thinks it would be “pretty cool.” In a post-finale interview with TV Guide, he elaborated, saying:
I would like to come back, because being a part of Star Trek is like magic. It’s funny, I think Star Trek is so divisive amongst people in the world that are like, “Never seen it, not interested.” And those that do see it are very attached and find themselves very connected with it. To be a part of something like that is just really special. Now I feel like I’ve done a lot of the groundwork and Spock is very much a part of me. I’m the same but different having finished it. So would I like to continue? Yeah. I think it would be great.
Speaking to Rotten Tomatoes, Peck also discussed returning to the role:
Is there hope [we’ll see the Enterprise and Spock again]? Yes, I hope so.
Yesterday Peck also posted a behind-the-scenes photo from the Enterprise set, this time with show star Sonequa Martin-Green in the captain’s chair and the message: “In the moments after I wrapped S2… We journeyed through so much. I’m proud to have worked with you, to have learned from you, to call you my friend.”
Pike’s Enterprise show buzz not slowing down
In the ten days since TrekMovie reported on the fan petition for CBS to launch a show focused on Pike’s Enterprise, the number of signatures has more than doubled and is now reaching 25,000. The fan buzz about bringing back Pike has been picked up by a number of media outlets including Digital Spy, ScreenRant, Comicbook.com and others. Last week executive producer Alex Kurtzman stated that “the fans have been heard,” adding “The idea of getting to tell more stories with them would be a delight for all of us.”
Of course, Kurtzman’s Star Trek plate is already pretty full with the Picard series, season three of Discovery, the Section 31 series, two animated series and Short Treks. But, there are always possibilities.
Keep up with all the news regarding possible upcoming Star Trek TV shows at TrekMovie.com.