Star Trek Fandom finally meets the first captain of the franchise’s most famous ship. Adrian Holmes, a recent star Bel Air reboot, got the role of Captain Robert April Star Trek: Amazing New Worlds in his first live performance.
Ironically, Robert April’s character was in various forms long before the original series first aired. This may seem confusing, but we can explain it all.
April is canonically the very first captain of the legendary United Star Warship Enterprise, whose role was replaced by Captain Christopher Pike, who in turn was replaced by Captain James T. Kirk. Robert April is the original name of the host of the series, which Gene Roddenberry had in mind when presenting the original Star Trek TV series. That name eventually changed to Pike, but there was a clear soft spot to the name in Rodinberry, as he had previously used the name for a character who appeared in several episodes Have Gun Will Travel that he wrote before using the name for Hike.
Unlike Pike, April didn’t appear in the original series, at least in the three seasons of live action movies that came out originally. The character first appeared in the canon in a 1974 episode Star Trek cartoon series called “Incident with the counter.” The episode features 75-year-old April, portrayed as an elderly man who still has full hair and is in great shape for his age.
As a white man, April was particularly, perhaps not so conspicuously, considered in the media by the appearances of people who belonged to the government in the early 1970s. Star Trek the public did not see the captain of the black starship until 1982 Star Trek: Wrath of Khan. April sounded old Hike actor James Duhan, who played Scott’s Montgomery engineer Scottie in the original series, cartoon series and original Hike movies.
April also appears in the novels The last frontier and The best destiny by Diane Carey and in Marvel Comics of the 1990s Hike spin-off comic book series Star Trek: Early Travelsalthough the canon of all these printed phenomena is vague at best and probably not canonical.
Introduction plural Hike reboot time J. J. Abrams is a movie franchise as well as a fluffy character Star Trek: Discovery makes the appearance of the “new” April in Discovery spin-off Surprising New worlds A bit of a tough point is that, if anything, is still canonical in April, other than the fact that he was the captain of the Enterprise – at least the first ship of the Constitution class – before all.
The change in the character’s race is insignificant, despite breaking the arms of some factions in the fandom, but it remains to be seen what the new series will add to the real story of the character or return it in some capacity to the new series once he was relieved of his duties. Ration of Anson Mount.