Trivia
• "Trekkies" are the only fans listed by name in the Oxford English Dictionary.
• "Star Trek" is seen in more than 100 countries and has been translated into dozens of languages.
• Over thirty million fans watch "Star Trek" programming around the world every week.
• There are hundreds of thousands of fan-club registered "Star Trek" fans.
• "Star Trek" conventions are held every weekend of every year, in at least three different cities, attracting a million fans.
• More than 63 million "Star Trek" books are in print and have been translated into more than 15 languages including Chinese, Norwegian, Hungarian, and Hebrew.
• Since July 1986, every new classic "Star Trek" novel published by Pocket Books has been a New York Times paperback best-seller, making it the best-selling series in publishing history.
• The average "Star Trek" fan spends $400 per year on "Star Trek" merchandise.
• "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has made over $500,000,000 in syndication and merchandising.
• According to a November 1992 issue of "California Business" article, Paramount's annual first-run TNG gross advertising revenues are about $90 million, with production costs in the $31.2-$36.4 million range. Net annual advertising profits are between $30 and $60 million, without even counting the $70 million+ in licensing and affiliate station fees. TNG airs in 217 markets, with a 99% national coverage. Weekly viewership is in the 20 million range, bring in the most desirable of demographics.
• "Star Trek" products have elicited over a billion dollars in retail sales in the last five years.
• Paramount has received five billion dollars from the "Star Trek" franchise.
• The total RETAIL value of the entire "Star Trek" franchise (movies, books, merchandise, licensing, theme rides, etc.) has now exceeded one hundred billion dollars.
• The first U.S. Space Shuttle, the "Enterprise," was given its name after NASA received 400,000 requests from STAR TREK fans.
• A 1993 study from Purdue University found that children learn more about science from STAR TREK than from any other source.
• Star Trek: Voyager is the only television show in TV Guide history to be featured on the cover of the publication before the editors could even see the show.
• With Star Trek: Voyager, there will be more than 325 hours of original Star Trek programming, including classic Star Trek, the seven Star Trek feature films, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. A person could watch Star Trek programming eight hours a day, seven days a week, for nearly six weeks before he would run out of original material.
• Geordi LaForge is named after a real Star Trek fan named Jordan LaForge. Jordan LaForge died from muscular dystrophy in 1975.
• Denise Crosby originally auditioned for the role of Counselor Troi and Marina Sirtis auditioned for the role of Security Chief Tasha Yar.
• Gene Roddenberry's full name is Eugene Wesley Roddenberry, thus, in creating Wesley Crusher, Gene used his own middle name and based the character on what he wanted to be like when he was young.
• Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) did the special effect shots only for "Encounter at Farpoint". However, they get credit in every episode because of the extra stock footage for Enterprise fly-bys and such. Even ILM stock footage isn't used much anymore, except when the Enterprise enters Warp.
• TNG was, and Deep Space Nine & Voyager are filmed in 35mm (primarily Kodak 7298, 500ASA) using Panavision cameras. The film is transferred to videotape, and post-production is done on video.
• William Riker and Deanna Troi are based upon Decker and Ilia from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture".
• While "Skin Of Evil" was aired after "Symbiosis", they were produced in the reverse order. Near the end of Symbiosis, when the Ornarans and Brekkians beam off, Denise Crosby is seen in the background, waving goodbye as the doors close.
• LeVar Burton, when shooting began for "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II", was in the hospital for emergency surgery. Colm Meany was used instead for several scenes, and LeVar appeared in closeups during BOBW2 and was absent for several episodes after that.
• LeVar Burton appeared on "Roots". He's not the only one. Thalmus Rasulala, who played Captain Donald Varley of the USS Yamato in "Contagion", played Omoro Kinte in ROOTS. Also, Ben Vereen, who is also a Trek fan, also appeared on Roots.
• While filming "The Wounded", there was a scene in which Colm Meaney was serving Keiko steak and potatoes for dinner. The potatoes had to get from the spoon to the plate easily, while he continued with the dialogue, moved around, served himself, etc. After about a zillion takes, it finally worked, except that one small piece of potato bounced off the plate and onto the table. So, Colm improvised, and quickly popped it in his mouth. "Cut!" "What was wrong with that?" "Well, you popped that potato in your mouth." "Yeah, so?" "Well, you can't do that -- see, this is a self-cleaning ship." "I got to it FIRST."
• Stephen Hawking was on the Paramount lot for the video release of the film "A Brief History of Time". He was given a tour of the set, and when they reached the bridge set, he began tapping out something he wanted to say through his voice synthesizer. After about a minute, it said "Could you take me out of my chair and put me in the captain's chair?" Now, Hawking *never* asks to be taken out of his chair, so this was clearly a very big deal. Someone did, and a few days later the idea of a quick cameo came up for "Descent".
• If you look closely at the Enterprise during the fly-by in the opening credits, you can see someone walking past the windows. According to Mike Okuda in the "Star Trek: The Official Fan Club Magazine" (#60), this is Captain Picard.
• "The Child" and "Devil's Due" were originally scripts for the proposed "Star Trek: Phase II" television series. The "Star Trek: Phase II" series idea was scrapped, and instead, the sets were used for the shooting of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"
• At the time of the filming of "Q Who", there were two visual supervisors: Dan Curry and Rob Legato. They each had their own specifications for the design of the Borg ship: 1. Rob Legato - The Borg ship should be a ball with a trench of detail around the middle. 2. Dan Curry - The Borg ship should be a cube that looked smooth at a distance. As you got closer and closer, more detail would be revealed. (Dan had hired Special Effects for this job). Rob Legato team had some problems, so Special Effects got the job and built the Borg ship. It took 14 modelers two weeks to finish the job. That is nothing short of amazing when you consider that while the specifications called for only one side finished, Special Effects supplied a Borg ship that was finished on all sides. In order to achieve that level of detail, F/X put everything in they could find, including R2-D2, toy soldiers, plastic model "rails", and the F/X logo.
• The junkyard in "Unification II" consisted mostly of ships dragged out from wherever Mike Okuda could find 'em. Some of the models included: models from the unmade "Star Trek: Phase II" series, models from ILM that were never used, models of the Enterprise that didn't come out of the mold right, and a very unusual looking Enterprise. Some of the models were designed by Greg Jein and Robert McCall.
• "A Matter Of Time" was written partially because Robin Williams, a fan of the show, wanted to appear. However, when the script was ready for shooting, Robin was unavailable, so Matt Frewer was cast instead.
• That the shuttle Onizuka, which Data used in "Ensigns of Command", was named in tribute to one of the Space Shuttle "Challenger" astronauts.
• Gene died at the same time the crew was filming "Hero Worship".
• The only episodes when William Riker was called Bill was in "The Naked Now" and "Haven"?
• Gates McFadden's stunts in "Remember Me" were done when she was pregnant but she did not know about it until days later.
• For "Relics", it was impossible to re-use the original bridge, partially because it was broken up and destroyed after the original series. Instead, they used a captain's chair and helm/navigation console build by a Star Trek fan named Steve Horch. The only other part that was built was from about a foot to the left of the turbolift to the end of Scotty's engineering station, as well as the railing that separates that from the center of the bridge. Also, the Con and Ops chairs were look-alikes, and are tilted back more than the real ones. The rest was a still from "This Side of Paradise", not "The Mark Of Gideon". Also, the Aldebran Whiskey was actually Hi-C Ecto Cooler.
• In "Booby Trap", the original name of the holographic scientist was to be Leah Daystrom, who was the great-great-granddaughter of Dr. Daystrom from TOS. However, after they cast Susan Gibney for the part, they changed the name to Brahms, and only made several references to The Daystrom Institute.
• In "Chain of Command", the thing inside the eggs that Picard and the Cardassian ate were dead squids with little machines under them to make them move.
• Andy Probert designed the Enterprise D, and owns the designs to the Enterprise. Paramount is using his designs with permission. You can see Andy in "Encounter at Farpoint", in the post-atomic court. Andy is the spectator wearing "a giant tribble", actually a very large fur hat.
• The original Wright plane was named.....BIRD OF PREY!
• The original 8-foot model of the Enterprise that was built by Industrial Light and Magic isn't used much anymore. For motion control work, the 4-foot model is much easier to use, is much more detailed, and, for far away shots, it's easier to make it seem far away. The original 8-foot model is used only for extreme closeups or for saucer separations. The 4-foot model was built by Greg Jein in the third season.
• The title "The Dauphin" comes from the French term "Le Dauphin" used to designate the male heir to the royal throne while the royalty was still in place in France.
• In "Deja Q", they had some problems filimg John DeLancie's nude scene. The director had him in a jockstrap, but couldn't film around the indentations it made in his skin because of the camera's perspective. Finally, he told everyone who was offended by nudity to leave the set, dropped the jock strap, and got the scene in one take. Incidentally, that scene was filmed at 7 AM, and the mariachi band scene at midnight.
• "Family" "Liaisons" and "All Our Yesterdays" are the only episodes in TOS, the movies, and TNG which have no scenes filmed on the bridge.
• Not only did the original episode "All Our Yesterdays" not have a scene on the bridge - it did not have one scene aboard the ship! The entire episode takes place on the planet Sarpeidon - the Enterprise is seen only in orbit.
• "Tin Man" was a life form borrowed from the "Wild Card" book series.
• In order to prepare for the episode "Chain Of Command, Part II", Patrick Stewart watched tapes from Amnesty International. These tapes included statements of those who had been tortured, and a long interview with a torturer who talked about what it was like to be inflicting pain.
• Robin Curtis was originally slated to play the female terrorist in "Starship Mine", but due to a conflicting shooting schedule, was unable to play the part. She, instead, appeared in "Gambit" as a Romulan.
• Sidney Poitier was originally wanted for the role of Geordi LaForge's father, but, due to a conflict in schedules, was unavailable. Ben Vereen, however, was available, and this episode was the first time Ben and LeVar had worked together since the mini-series "Roots."
• The transporter effect is accomplished as follows: 1) Fill a canister with water. Add glitter and shine a light through it. Stir briskly and tape. 2) Film the scene, first with the actor, then without. (Or vice versa) 3) Transfer the scene to tape, and use video technology to matte the glitter over the actor. 4) Use a video wipe to 'streak down' the glitter.
• The translation from "11001001" after Riker introduces them: Riker: (indicating) "Minuet. Minuet, Captain Jean-Luc Picard." Minuet: "Enchantee, comme c'est merveilleux de vous voir ici." / "Hi!, it's nice to meet you." Picard: "Incoyable! Vous etes Parisienne?" / "You are from Paris?" Minuet: "Au fond, c'est vrai nous sommes toutes Parisienne." / "Deep down we're all from Paris." Picard: "Ah, oui, au fond nous sommes tous Parisiens." / "Ah yes, deep down we're all from Paris."
• The translation from "Time's Arrow": Data (in English): "I am a Frenchman." Poker Player: "Ah, mes parents sont originaires de Boubonnais. Je suis ne a la New Orleans." / "Ah, my parents are from Boubonnais. I was born in New Orleans." Data: "Alors nous sommes presque freres. Je suis heureuz de vous connaitre." / "Then, we are almost brothers. I am pleased to meet you." Poker Player (in English): "Please sir..."
• On the bridge of the Enterprise-D, all of the control panel buttons had the first two letters of the first and the first three letters of the last names of all the actors on the show and most of the behind the scenes crew. (e.g., DE CRO, PA STE, BR SPI, etc.)
• Nichelle Nichols was going to quit Classic Trek half way through, but Dr. Martin Luther King talked her back into staying on the show.
• Genevieve Bujold, who was originally cast to play Captain Janeway, walked out after the first week of filming The Caretaker.
• Not only did Data's cat, Spot, change sex during season seven of ST:TNG, but he/she also changed breed! He/She is best remembered as a marmalade tabby short-hair, but in a few episodes, "In Theory" for instance, Spot is a longish haired Somali cat.
• The first inter-racial kiss on TV was on Star Trek between Kirk and Uhura.
• The NASA motto is "To boldly go.." as in Star Trek.
• Majel Barrett appeared in "The Cage" as the Enterprise's first officer; and a television set can be seen in the Captain's quarters in this episode.
• Star Trek premiered on British TV in June of 1969, right about the time of the Apollo moonshot.
• The city in "The City On The Edge Of Forever" is New York. Notice the bridge shot over the water.
• Win95 spell check suggests "Trekkers" to replace "Trekkies."
• In Star Trek 2: the Wrath of Khan, when Peter Preston pushes his bloody hand against Kirk's jacket and Kirk grasps his hand a bloody stain is left. After a few more shots it is apparent that the stain is changing position, shape, and color.
• In Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, Kirk tells everybody to set their phasers on "stun". When Kirk, McCoy, and Savvik beam down to Regula 1, McCoy sets his phaser on "kill".
• In STVI Kirk records in his log "I've never trusted Klingons and I never will. I've never been able to forgive them for the death of my boy." But when his log is played back at his trial he says "I've never trusted Klingons and I never will. I can never forgive them for the death of my boy."
• No one ever said, "Beam me up Scotty," on an episode. (However, there was one "Beam me up, Scotty" in the episode "The Infinite Vulcan" featured in the animated Star Trek series.)
• Avery Brooks, LeVar Burton, Kate Mulgrew, and Tim Russ all appeared in "Roots: The Gift."
• The voice of the computer on the Enterprise (TNG) is Majel Barrett Roddenberry aka Troi's mother and of course wife of Gene.
• In Japan Sulu's name was changed to "Kato", which is a fairly common Japanese name. This is due to the well known R/L problem--basically they are the same letter to the Japanese. There are many verbs that are pronunced "suru" (or "sulu") the most common meaning "do" or "be".
New Trivia:
• In "The Wrath Of Kahn," when Checkov and his Captain are on Ceti-Alpha 6, and Kahn first confronts them, Checkov and Kahn immediately recognize each other. This is odd because Checkov was not in the original "Space Seed" episode and could never have met Kahn.

How about this...

I read the "Wrath of Khan" paperback edition when the movie came out and in the book Chekov was an ensign on the Enterprise and had a teenage crush on Lt. McGivers thus
explaining how he knew Khan and why he hated him so! - Miguel Jimenez

Hmmm... cutting room floor?
• In Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Kahn is seen wearing a medallion around his neck that is a broken belt buckle from the starfleet uniforms seen in movies 2-6. However, when he was exiled those uniforms were not in use.
• In TNG episode "Relics" when Scotty is rescued from the transporter loop by Geordi he says, (something to the effect) "I wouldn't be surprised if you were sent out to rescue me by Jim Kirk himself." This doesn't make sense because the last time Scotty would have seen him was when Captain Kirk tried to save the Enterprise-B (in the film "Generations) from the Nexus and presumably disappeared and died for his trouble. Therefore as Scotty left for his doomed retirement voyage, Captain Kirk was nothing but a memory.
• Leonard Nimoy was asked to star in the opening sequence of Star Trek: Generations as well as direct the picture. But he turned down the role, thinking that it would be damaging to the character, which was also the reason DeForest Kelley turned it down as well, causing them to use Jimmy Doohan and Walter Koenig. Nimoy turned down the directing job, because he was unhappy with the death of Kirk; and because Rick Berman wouldn't let him change certain parts. Including Kirk's death.
• The character of Chekov was originally going to be British, but the writers decided to make him Russian.
• Kate Mulgrew and Avery Brooks were both in "Roots."
• Star Trek did have the first Black-White kiss on television, but it did not have the first inter-racial kiss. That was on I Spy, in the episode 'The Tiger,' shown on 1/5/66. The kiss was between Kelly Robinson (Robert Culp) and a Vietnamese woman named Sam (France Nuyen), with whom Kelly had clearly previously had a romantic relationship.
• On Star Trek Generations, Picard beams down to Veridian 3 without his communicator, but when he goes to the Nexus, he is wearing his communicator. And when he goes back with Kirk, he is not wearing it anymore, but Kirk still has his. **

How about this for why maybe it isn't a goof. Things were as Picard (and Kirk) "believed" they would be. Indeed, Picard wasn't dirty after entering the Nexus either, though he was pretty filthy just before it. Also and entire house, family, and even front yard with a decorated tree appeared for him. His self image, in uniform, included the communicator, so it was there in the Nexus. When he left, it disappeared, because it was never really there. Kirk, on the other
hand, did have his badge (not communicator) when he went in, so he still had it when he came out.
• In TOS Episode with Kahn, when they board his sleeper ship, Kirk used his phaser to break the observation window to Kahn's bed. But Kirk dropped the phaser. If you watched closely, McGivers looked at the director to see if the would reshoot it. But glass was expensive and they didn't want to spend the extra money.
• In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, when Checkoff and Uhura are asking people where the nuclear vessels were, Walter Keonig and Nichelle Nichols questioned random people on the street and they filmed whatever they got.
• The trading card series for Star Trek Generations shows one scene not actually shown in the movie. Card #1 shows Chekov, Scotty, and Kirk meeting before the christening and tour of the new Enterprise-B. The card says that Kirk actually refused to go. (But of course, something convinced him to go anyway.)
• One episode of the classic series has never been seen on German television because of its Nazi theme. The TV station and Star Trek host Sat.1 (www.sat1.de) and the previous host station ZDF, that brought Star Trek to Germany, still don't want to air the episode, 'Patterns of Force' (Schablonen der Gewalt). It is only available on VHS whith a relatively high rating of ages 12 and above.
• In the episode 11:59 of the fifth season of Voyager, Neelix shows Capt. Janeway a picture of her ancestors, he claimed to have found in a Ferengi database. The bench in the picture is the one in the Paramount Studios Lot in Los Angeles.... the same on which Forrest Gump sat on!
• When Kirk and Uhura had the "first inter-racial kiss" on the episode "Plato's Step-children", I noticed that Kirk had his lips drawn back and his teeth were showing. Uhura's head was towards the camera and it looked like to me there really was no lip contact at all. I think this
was done to placate the sponser's of the show; the 60's were not as tolerable as people think.