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January 14th, 2013, 10:01
The pilot was not that bad, considering the time it was released. The idea of exploring humanity by having aliens try to enforce love and happiness was novel.
Spock had a very different vibe in the pilot, as I recall - and I'm glad that was changed.
The Pike version of the captain was a bit too stoic and serious for the material - but I've never considered Shatner a fantastic actor or captain, either. In fact, he's a middling actor - at best. He's got charisma - but one of the flaws of TOS (there are many) is the obscene focus on Kirk and his womanizing.