Star Trek: Discovery’s second season has come to an end and its major guest stars have said goodbye, but fans are clamoring for more.
Anson Mount played Christopher Pike, captain of the Starship Enterprise, throughout the season. His performance was so memorable and well-received that fans are petitioning for a spinoff that would allow him to return to the character — along with Ethan Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romijn as Number One — for more adventures on the Enterprise set before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Alex Kurtzman, the producer in charge of the expanding Star Trek TV franchise, has heard these calls. “The fans have been heard,” Kurtzman said during a recent interview. “Anything is possible in the world of Trek. I would love to bring back that crew more than anything. It was a huge risk for us. One of the most gratifying things is to see how deeply the fans have embraced Pike, Spock, Number One and the Enterprise. The idea of getting to tell more stories with them would be a delight for all of us.”
Fans have been vocal with their support on social media for some time, but a new wave of support came this week after Mount tweeted a photo of himself with “BFFs” Peck and Romijn all posed in costume on the deck of the Enterprise. Take a look below.
This inspired more tweets in support of a Captain Pike spinoff. Keep reading to see what these passionate Star Trek fans are saying.
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These pictures of @ansonmount @RebeccaRomijn & @ethangpeck are just taunting us, @cbs @CBSAllAccess. Everyone wants a Pike’s Enterprise show. Everybody! #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrekPike pic.twitter.com/KkLrOgHqdE— Ezil Galoth 🖖🏈⚾️ (@DrWutt) April 24, 2019
#CaptainPike #StarTrekPike. Come on @CBSAllAccess You've basically done all the work. Last night's finale HAS to be a teaser right? The cast can't be this good for nothing @ansonmount @ethangpeck @StarTrek pic.twitter.com/ZVa7TOLMuK— Karryanne (@Karryanne74) April 19, 2019
Ok admit it, who’s set THAT #SquadGoals pic as their phone wallpaper? 😝 Its giving us feels for a #startrekpike spin-off! With a new novel (The Enterprise War by @jjmfaraway), & @IDWPublishing’s comic series ‘Aftermath’ on the way, we’ve got high hopes for Captain Pike & co! pic.twitter.com/GsnPrOSmir— Star Trek Pike (@CaptainPikesEnt) April 24, 2019