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Trek XI: Cruise as Pike?

by on Aug.08, 2007, under Movies

It’s kind of out there, and kind of unlikely, but IGN is reporting that J.J. Abrams has been wooing Tom Cruise to play a bit part in Star Trek XI as a younger Captain Christopher Pike, Jim Kirk’s predecessor in the center seat on the Enterprise. Strangely, I think he looks enough like Jeffrey Hunter, who played Pike in the original pilot episode, “The Cage”, that it could be pulled off. Of course, they’d need to make him look at least a foot taller…



3 Comments for this entry

  • yowza

    Cruise

    All kidding aside, it’d be a good cameo. There is a slight resemblence to the actor who played Pike in the motorized chair.

    • tchansen

      Re:Cruise

      Perhaps the height issue could be explained away as whatever put him in that chair stretched him out a bit…

      ha! just kidding… Feels like Friday.

      • Doc

        Re:Cruise

        More like the battle with the creature on Rigel IV or whereever it was…I remember Jeffrey Hunter (not the one who played the crippled Pike) being pretty tall.