Alice Eve and Chris Pine in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (Photo: Paramount Pictures)
Aside from Pine and Eve's shared – and sordid – character history from "Star Trek" antiquity, they have another thing in common: Both have parents who were, like, totally recognizable actors from '80s television.
Robert Pine in a 'CHiPs' publicity photo (Photo: Everett Collection)
Chris Pine's dad played the sergeant in charge of the California Highway Patrol's Central Los Angeles Division from 1977 to 1983. On "CHiPs," Sgt. Getraer stuck close to the police station, but would go out on patrol every once in a while. At one point in the series, Robert Pine's character was the target of a hitman and nearly killed twice!
Sharon Maughan, Alice Eve's mother, during her coffee commercial days (Photo: Screengrab/Nescafe)
Alice Eve, left, and her mother Sharon Maughan (Photo: Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Robert Pine on 'Star Trek' in 2002, left, and in 1996
Chris and Robert Pine at the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday
But it is some of his other work that may have proven to be the most relevant to his son: The elder Pine has appeared on "Star Trek" TV series twice – and as two separate characters. In 2002 he played a Vulcan captain on "Star Trek: Enterprise." And in 1996, he played a humanoid ambassador from a "warp capable" civilization of the planet Akritiri. For the latter role, Robert Pine wore ridging on his forehead denoting his species – a look only a "Star Trek" actor could pull off.
Both Pines also appeared in HBO's "Six Feet Under" – albeit in separate episodes.
Chris Pine's mother, Gwynne Gilford, was also an actress and Alice Eve's father, Trevor Eve, is a popular television star in Britain. And yes, both "Star Trek Into Darkness" actors were totally born in the '80s, too.
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