Pike: Why do you want this job?
Kirk: People tell me that I’m beautiful on a daily basis. I used to be the prettiest one in my school. They call me a super model from the way I talk and present myself.
– two days later –
Kirk, barging into Starfleet Command: I don’t know, I just don’t think this is great for me. I don’t want to do it. I wanna go home. I can’t take the pressure of it.
Pike: Don’t you think any job is-
Kirk: [walks back out the door]
Original Pike did not have dad energy.
All that dad energy was Anson Mount going into the role thinking “I’m gonna make him feel like the personification of a hug”.
Publicity photo of Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike, taken during the filming of “The Cage,” 1964.
Tilly sitting in her quarters: *sighs*
Pike: *appears out of thin air* Are you ok?
Tilly: Captain you were on the bridge how-
Pike: Here’s a basket of muffins I just made.
Boyce: So what brings you all to therapy?
Kirk: My surrogate dad has this obsession with me joining StarFleet.
Pike: [points at Kirk] He has a delusion that I have an obsession.
Bones:they brought me here and i don’t know how to get home