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Sub-Categories: William Shatner Trivia

1) In Gene Roddenberry's original treatment for Star Trek, what was the name of the Starship?

Gene Roddenberry's original concept for Star Trek was that of a "Wagon Train to the Stars", and included the Starship Yorktown plus significantly different characters from the ones we know today.

2) Who was the first actor to play a member of all three of the major alien races in Star Trek?

Mark Lenard, best known for his role as Sarek, Spock's father, was the first actor to play a member of all three of the major alien races: Vulcan, Romulan (in the episode "Balance of Terror"), and Klingon (the commander of the Klingon attack group at the beginning of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)).

3) What actress turned down the role of Seven of Nine four times?

Jeri Ryan turned down the role of Seven of Nine four times; she only accepted the part after repeated lobbying by executive producer Jeri Taylor.

4) What actor from Star Trek: The Original Series lost his right middle finger during World War II?

James Doohan ("Scotty") lost his right middle finger during WWII. Most of his scenes are shot to hide it. In scenes with a close-up view of Scotty's hands (operating the transporter for example) someone else's hands were always used. However, it is noticeable on a few rare occasions. The most obvious example is "The Trouble With Tribbles" when Scotty comes into the Rec Room with his arms filled with Tribbles. Take a close look at his hands. You can clearly see he's missing a finger.

5) What is Sulu's primary position on the U.S.S. Enterprise?

Hikaru Sulu, served as helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

6) What future Starfleet captain survived the Battle of Wolf 359?

During the Battle of Wolf 359, the U.S.S. Saratoga was destroyed, but the ship's first officer, Benjamin Sisko, escaped with his son. An estimated 11,000 people were killed during the battle, including Sisko's wife, Jennifer.

7) What is Lieutenant Uhura's first name?

While guest-starring on the game show Super Password on January 7, 1987, Nichelle Nichols revealed that Uhura's first name was "Nyota". "Nyota" is the Swahili word for "star".

8) What is Deanna Troi's favorite food?

Troi is an avid connoisseur of chocolate. She once remarked that she had never met a chocolate she didn't like, and in one episode, she instructs Commander Riker in the fine art of eating chocolate.

9) Which Star Trek captain has an artificial heart?

In 2327, Jean-Luc Picard received an artificial heart after he was stabbed by a Nausicaan during a bar brawl.

10) Who was the first Vulcan science officer aboard the starship Enterprise?

As a Sub-Commander serving the Vulcan High Command, T'Pol was stationed aboard the original Enterprise in April 2151, as an observer to Captain Jonathan Archer and his crew, who the High Command insisted were not ready for interstellar space exploration. After the success of the Enterprise's initial mission led to the vessel being given an extended exploration mandate, T'Pol requested to stay aboard as science officer.