Sub-Categories: William Shatner Trivia
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)).
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.
One of "the hundred" sent out by the Founders long ago to explore the galaxy, Odo was found adrift in 2356 in the Denorios Belt by Bajorans. Since Odo had not yet learned how to morph into a humanoid appearance, he appeared in his natural gelatinous form. Bajoran scientists, not sure of what Odo actually was, put him in a container and labeled it "unknown sample".
The language's basic sound, along with a few words, was first devised by actor James Doohan ("Scotty") and producer Jon Povill for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which marked the first time the language had been heard on screen. In all previous appearances, Klingons spoke in English.