|Date of birth:||2205|
|Date of death:||2259|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
|Played by:||Bruce Greenwood|
|Appears in:||2 films, 1 novel|
Christopher Pike, sometimes known as Chris, was a male 23rd century Human Starfleet officer. He was the first commander of the USS Enterprise, having captained the maiden voyage to respond to a distress call from Vulcan.
Pike eventually surrendered himself to meet with Nero and was captured. Spock took command and eventually James T. Kirk managed to work his way into the chair, leading the crew to the defeat of Nero and the rescue of Pike.
Pike was promoted to Rear Admiral and Kirk to Captain, also being commondated and given command of the Enterprise. Pike was honored and proud to be relieved of his command by Kirk, whom he once inspired to join Starfleet with stories of his father, George Kirk's actions.
Federation Starfleet serviceEdit
Pike joined Starfleet in 2223 after being recruited by Alexander Marcus. After spending four years at Starfleet Academy, Pike was commissioned as a Starfleet officer in 2227. He served onboard numerous starfleet vessels such as the USS Aldrin, the USS Olympus and the USS Yorktown. ("Star Trek (iTunes app)", Star Trek Into Darkness).
By 2255, Pike was at the Riverside Shipyard in Iowa when he encountered Kirk's son, James T. Kirk, who was involved in a bar fight with several cadets under Pike's supervision. Pike dared Kirk to enlist in Starfleet in order to achieve more than his father. ("Star Trek")
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)Edit
After the Enterprise returned from defeating Nero, Pike was promoted to Rear Admiral and Kirk was officially given command of the Enterprise and promoted to Captain, with a commendation for his actions.
Pike was officially relieved of his command by Kirk, with much respect and pride of Kirk's quick rise through the ranks.
In 2259, Pike met with Kirk and had a conversation with him, informing him that he believed in him.
Pike was attending a meeting with other Starfleet officers, when they were attacked by Khan Noonien Singh. Pike was killed in the attack.