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Anson Mount to play Capt. Kirk's predecessor on 'Star Trek: Discovery'

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Karen Butler
Anson Mount has joined the cast of Star Trek: Discovery. File Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
Anson Mount has joined the cast of "Star Trek: Discovery." File Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo

April 9 (UPI) -- Hell on Wheels and Non-Stop star Anson Mount is to play Christopher Pike, captain of the USS Enterprise, in Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.

Pike is the predecessor of Capt. James T. Kirk, who has been played in various Star Trek TV and film incarnations by William Shatner and Chris Pine.

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All episodes of Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 are streaming on CBS All Access.

The sci-fi drama "follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms." It stars Jason Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones.

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