- This page details Christopher Pike in the mirror universe; for Christopher Pike in the primary universe see Christopher Pike; for Christopher Pike in the Kelvin timeline created by Nero's temporal incursion see Christopher Pike (Kelvin timeline); for the Christopher Pike in the mirror universe created by Nero's temporal incursion see Christopher Pike (mirror) (Kelvin timeline); for Christopher Pike in all other alternate universes see Christopher Pike (alternates).
Captain of the Enterprise
Pike assumed command of the ISS Enterprise in 2251 after assassinating the previous Captain of the Enterprise, Captain Karl Franz. He would retain command for over a decade. (TOS novelization: Mirror, Mirror)
In 2254, Pike and members of his crew got into a fight with Kaylar warriors on Rigel VII. In retaliation, Pike bombarded the surface, destroying many Kaylar camps and religious sites. (Decipher RPG module: Through a Glass, Darkly)
Later on, the Enterprise was lured to the planet Talos IV by a distress call. Upon arrival, Pike was captured by the Talosians, who intended to have him mate with Vina so as to create a race of Terran slaves. However, Pike rejected Vina, refusing to mate with an "insipid human female." In response, the Talosians offered Pike his first officer Number One and J. Mia Colt as potential mates.
However, upon learning of the Terran Empire's fear of telepaths, the Talosians decided to release Pike, who would then act as their eyes and ears within the empire. The Captain would warn them should the empire ever choose to attack their homeworld. Not only did the Talosians maintain a telepathic link into Pike's mind once he left the planet, they also gave him the ability to create illusions, specifically the ability to maintain his youthful appearance in spite of advancing age, debilitation and his plunge into alcoholism.
Upon returning to Spacedock, Pike recommended to Starfleet Command that Talos IV be quarantined; nevertheless, the Talosians did not trust him and considered the Captain to be weak and unsuitable for their purposes. (TOS short story: "The Greater Good")
- Several contradictory accounts have been given for how and when Pike was assassinated by Kirk.
In 2262, Pike was killed by his first officer James T. Kirk, who used the Tantalus field, which he had discovered while on a landing party in the looted laboratory of a dying alien scientist, to make him disappear and then assumed command of the Enterprise. (Decipher RPG module: Through a Glass, Darkly)
In 2264, Kirk gathered information about Pike in order to assassinate him and gain command of the Enterprise. With the help of Spock and Marlena Moreau, Kirk learned that Pike was under the influence of the Talosians. After acquiring the Tantalus device on the Tantalus colony, Kirk used it to assassinate Pike and Number One, gaining command of the Enterprise for himself and the first officer's position for Spock. (TOS short story: "The Greater Good")
In 2264, Kirk reported on board the Enterprise as Pike's new first officer, and would maintain that position for the next two years. Kirk remained as first officer under Pike until 2266, when he finally had an opportunity to kill him. While out on patrol, the Enterprise encountered the First Federation vessel Fesarius, commanded by Commander Balok. Pike wanted to claim the vast Fesarius for himself and sent Kirk and a landing party over to acquire the vessel. They were greeted by Balok, but Kirk simply killed him and raided his laboratory for any useful technology. One piece of technology that he came across was the Tantalus field, which Kirk was able to use to assassinate Pike and assume command of the Enterprise. (TOS novel: Dark Victory)
|Commanding Officers of the Imperial Starships ISS Enterprise
James T. Kirk
|ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel|
|Robert April • Phillip Boyce • Christine Chapel • Pavel Chekov • J. Mia Colt • Robert D'Amato • Willard Decker • Michael DeSalle • Fein • Finney • Karl Franz • Gaffney • David Garrovick • Hadley • Idelson • Ilia • James T. Kirk • Winston Kyle • Roger Lemli • Jabilo M'Benga • Leonard McCoy • Marla McGivers • Marlena Moreau • Number One • Carolyn Palamas • Elizabeth Palmer • Christopher Pike • Janice Rand • Kevin Riley • Saavik • Montgomery Scott • Elizabeth Sherwood • Solok • Spock • Stang • Hikaru Sulu • Nyota Uhura • Xon • Wu • unnamed ISS Enterprise personnel|