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STAR TREK 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) Who was originally offered the role of Spock?


Martin Landau was originally offered the role of Spock, but declined. Later, Leonard Nimoy, who did accept the part, took over the role of the disguise-expert on "Mission: Impossible" when Landau left that show. Landau later headed his own sci-fi series, "Space: 1999" (1975).

5) What type of pet does Captain Archer have on "Enterprise"?


A 22nd-century beagle, Porthos, is Captain Archer's closest companion and confidant.

6) What two stars of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" were married in real life in 1997?


"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" stars Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir) and Nana Visitor (Maj. Kira Nerys) were married in real life in 1997 (after the show's fourth season).

7) 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.

8) Who was the first real astronaut to appear in any "Star Trek" episode?


Mae C. Jemison was the first real astronaut to appear in any Star Trek show. She played "Lt. Palmer" in a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode entitled "Second Chances" (May 22, 1993).

9) In which Star Trek series did writer Larry Niven introduce the cat-like alien race, the Kzinti, into the Star Trek universe?


In "Slaver Weapon", an episode of "Star Trek: The Animated Series", writer Larry Niven introduced the cat-like alien race, the Kzinti, from his "Known Space" novels into the Star Trek universe.

10) Who was the first Star Trek actor to write a "Star Trek" story?


Walter Koenig, who wrote an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series entitled "The Infinite Vulcan," became the first Star Trek actor to ever write a Star Trek story. Over the following decades, many Trek actors would write films, novels and comic books based upon "Star Trek", and many more would direct TV episodes and movies.

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