'Star Trek: Discovery': Watch Anson Mount Get His Captain Pike Hair

Anson Mount is getting his Star Trek style down.

The actor was cast as Captain Christopher Pike in season two of Star Trek: Discovery. Mount shard a video to Twitter showing him getting his hair styled in a manner similar to how Jeffrey Hunter looked as Captain Pike in Star Trek: The Original Series.

Take a look below:

Christopher Pike was captain of the USS Enterprise before Jame T. Kirk took over command of the ship for the famous five-year mission of Star Trek: The Original Series. He was played by Jeffrey Hunter in the original Star Trek pilot episode "The Cage" and was recast as Bruce Greenwood in the Kelvin timeline movies.

The Discovery received a distress call from the Enterprise in the show's Season One finale episode "Will You Take My Hand?" Star Trek: Discovery takes place 10 years prior to the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, which means Pike is in command at the time the distress call was made.

The Star Trek: Discovery showrunners had previously hinted a role for Pike in the new season.

“Yeah, we can’t talk about specifics too much, but I think that because we are in canon, we look at things we know, and things we don’t know… and then there are the things we don’t know about the things we know!” Gretchen J. Berg said following the finale. “And there, often, you’ll find great opportunities for storytelling. But it is intriguing. It’s one of the fun things about playing within this box that is the timeline where we are.”

Co-showrunner Aaron Harberts added, “If there ever were to be a captain from canon that one could explore… Christopher Pike would certainly be that one.”


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The first season of Star Trek: Discovery is available to stream in its entirety on CBS All Access in the United States, through CraveTV in Canada, and through Netflix in other international markets. Star Trek: Discovery Season Two is now filming in Toronto.