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that Tom Morga is the only Trek actor to appear on screen with all five of the series captains?
that the Cliffs of Bole were named for veteran director Cliff Bole?
that Deep Space 9's Promenade was the largest standing set in Hollywood?
that Michael Dorn has the most 'regular cast' appearances of any actor in the Trek franchise, spanning five movies and eleven television seasons across two series?
that the corridors of the USS were actually built for the Enterprise-D refit USS for Enterprise in the late Phase II 1970s when that series was budgeted for preproduction? They were refurbished again and again until they made their final appearance in in Star Trek Generations 1994, more than fifteen years after their inception.
that on the sets of , sixteen Star Trek: Enterprise Macintosh PowerMac G4 Cubes were used to power the many computer display screens on the bridge, engineering, and sickbay sets, among others?
that a computer screen in " " lists episode The Big Goodbye writer Tracy Tormé as the author of and other The Big Good-Bye Dixon Hill stories?
that Marina Sirtis originally auditioned for the role of security chief Macha Hernandez on ? Star Trek: The Next Generation Denise Crosby was to play counselor Deanna Troi until Gene Roddenberry decided to switch the two actresses, renaming Hernandez to Natasha Yar, and was given a Ukrainian background to match Crosby's blond hair.
that two years after Lily Sloane accused Captain Jean-Luc Picard of behaving like the vengeful Captain Ahab in , actor Star Trek: First Contact Patrick Stewart played the role of Ahab in Franc Roddam's 1998 miniseries adaptation of ?
that following a large earthquake in Los Angeles, Armin Shimerman did not have time to remove his Ferengi makeup when he rushed to go home to check on his family and the makeup " scared the living shit out of people"?
that the ships, Whorfin-class SS and Lakul SS , were the first fully computer-generated ships to appear in a Robert Fox Star Trek movie or series?
that in his first few episodes of , Star Trek: The Original Series Walter Koenig had to wear a wig to play Pavel Chekov that was reminiscent of The Monkees' Davy Jones, in an attempt to appeal to a younger audience?
that Lieutenant Ayala, played by Tarik Ergin, appeared in almost every episode of , but only spoke in four episodes?
Star Trek: Voyager
that Q, the son of Q and Q, was played by Keegan de Lancie, the son of John de Lancie?
that in November 2003, the character of Crewman Elizabeth Cutler had to be removed from future storyboards of because of actress Star Trek: Enterprise Kellie Waymire's sudden death?
that Lt. Valeris was originally intended to be Lt. Saavik, but Gene Roddenberry protested that it was out of character for Saavik to be a traitor?
that all Talosians were played by females, then dubbed with male voices, in order to make them seem more alien?
that, according to Marina Sirtis, the writing staff of found Star Trek: The Next Generation Deanna Troi so difficult to write for, that she was almost dropped in November 1987 after the character went unused in " ", " Hide and Q ", " Datalore " and " 11001001 "?
Heart of Glory
that the HMS pictured on the wall of the Defiant briefing room aboard the USS in Defiant : " ENT " was actually a fictional ship from In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II the eponymous movie, but the writer of that episode had misunderstood an online article about it and thought it was an historical vessel?
that male actors were also being looked at for the role of Captain Janeway? Although the producers were hoping to find a woman for the series, they were open to a man if they found him to be the best actor for the role. The honor was given initially to Geneviève Bujold and later to Kate Mulgrew.
that originally, the three brightest stars on the emblem of the United Federation of Planets, as designed for , were going to represent Star Trek: The Next Generation Vulcan, Qo'noS, and Earth, because it was thought that the Klingons might have actually joined the Federation?
that among the Borg debris in the Arctic Circle in " " is the Regeneration saucer section of a filming model of the USS ?
that celebrities like Ashley Judd, Teri Hatcher, Nikki Cox, Jason Alexander, Tom Morello, Joan Collins, Dean Stockwell, Mick Fleetwood, Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Hawking, Whoopi Goldberg, Iggy Pop, Vanessa Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Andy Dick, Peter Weller, Teri Garr, The Rock, James Avery, Kristanna S. Loken, Mae Jemison, and Abdullah bin al-Hussein have all guest-starred on ?
that the mask originally worn by the character Michael Myers in the 1978 film was actually a Halloween Captain Kirk mask? The mask was spray-painted white, given teased out hair, and reshaped eye holes. It was chosen because the low-budget production could not afford to make its own mask and the Kirk mask had an emotionless look to it.
that Brent Spiner has portrayed five members of the Soong "family": Arik Soong, Noonian Soong, B-4, Lore, and Data?
that the Kazon were originally meant to be a social commentary on gangs in the United States?
that the character of Berlinghoff Rasmussen was originally written for Robin Williams, who opted out in order to play Peter Pan in the movie Hook?
that Jeffrey Combs, who had originally auditioned for the role of William T. Riker, was cast as Tiron in " " by the director Meridian Jonathan Frakes, who actually got the part of Riker?
that Jake Sisko and Ezri Dax are the only two main characters since TNG to not have appeared as a holographic duplicate?
that Felix Locher is the earliest born Star Trek performer and coincidentally, played Robert Johnson, a character who was one of the last to die from premature old age on Gamma Hydra IV?
that John Billingsley tried to get his wife Bonita Friedericy a role on as one of Star Trek: Enterprise his character's wives, but was unsuccessful? She did appear as Rooney, a Human scientist, in " " though.
that the two main actors in , The Original Series William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, are both Jewish?
that the town of Riverside in Iowa has officially laid claim to Captain James T. Kirk, and is even home to a memorial plaque?
that Michael Dorn is the only actor to appear as a series regular in two spin-offs,
and Star Trek: The Next Generation ?
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
that when Stephen Hawking was taken on a tour of the USS Enterprise-D engine room set, he indicated the warp core and said, " I'm working on that"?
that Denise Crosby left before the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season ended because she felt her character was not being given enough to do?
that the carpets on the bridge of were changed nearly every season? In the first season, they were an Earthy tan and orange, but were later changed to various shades of blue and dark orange.
The Next Generation
that Majel Barrett, in order to ease tensions between and Star Trek fans, made a guest appearance on the latter as the former Centauri empress?
that the quote " Star Trek Generations time is the fire in which we burn" actually came from Gene Roddenberry, who borrowed it from the poem "Calmly We Walk Through This April Day," written in 1937 by Delmore Schwartz? They were given to the movie's villain, Tolian Soran, played by Malcolm McDowell, who liked the quote so much that he had it engraved into a pocket watch.
that the Battle of Cardassia in the finale " Deep Space Nine " primarily consists of stock footage?
What You Leave Behind
that the number 47 occurs with greater frequency in nature than other numbers?
that was the first series to not use Enterprise physical models in favor of using CGI models for the starships?
that, according to Gene Roddenberry, Vulcan is in the 40 Eridani A system?
the first CGI ship created for was actually a Star Trek refit Constitution-class study model, but it was never used on screen?
that Gene Roddenberry wrote lyrics for the theme song to in order to secure a partial writer's credit for the song? These lyrics were never recorded as part of the original theme song, but have been included in recordings of the Star Trek: The Original Series theme by other artists, including the rock band Tenacious D, lounge band Love Jones, and Star Trek Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols.
that three of Robert Picardo's castmates from the series China Beach – Megan Gallagher, Jeff Kober, and Concetta Tomei – all went on to guest-star with Picardo on ?
Star Trek: Voyager
that although the screen version of seems to imply that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Sulu and Chekov are in Yosemite National Park with Captain Kirk and the others, a deleted part of that scene actually establishes that they are exploring Mt. Rushmore, which by the 23rd century has had the head of a female African-American President added?
that the USS was originally going to be a Stargazer starship before Constitution-class Andrew Probert and Rick Sternbach persuaded the producers to build a new miniature? A filmed segment already had Geordi La Forge saying " Constitution-class," so they simply re-dubbed it with " ," which has almost identical lip movements.
that the insignia of the Ferengi Alliance of a horseshoe shape inside another horseshoe shape, first seen on a Ferengi in " ", is a visual pun referring to the " The Last Outpost dog eat dog" nature of capitalism?
that Michael Braveheart had 69 uncredited appearances as Martinez in , had a line on four instances, and said "Yes, Doctor" all four times?
Star Trek: The Next Generation