History Trivia / StarTrekTheOriginalSeries

29th Apr '17 4:05:15 AM GalaxyADD
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** Mark Lenard first appears as the Romulan commander in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror}} Balance of Terror]]", then as Spock's father Sarek. He then shows up as a Klingon in the prologue of [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture the first movie]], thus appearing as a member of all three major galactic powers of the era.]

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** Mark Lenard first appears as the Romulan commander in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror}} Balance of Terror]]", then as Spock's father Sarek. He then shows up as a Klingon in the prologue of [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture the first movie]], thus appearing as a member of all three of the major galactic powers of the era.]
21st Apr '17 10:21:37 AM Kafkesque
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** The [[AnAesop aesop]] about the destructive futility of racial hatred in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield }} Let That Be Your Last Battlefield]]" came shortly after the assassination of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr

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** The [[AnAesop aesop]] about the destructive futility of racial hatred in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield }} "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield}} Let That Be Your Last Battlefield]]" came shortly after the assassination of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr
21st Apr '17 10:21:04 AM Kafkesque
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** The [[AnAesop aesop]] about the destructive futility of racial hatred in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield }} Let That Be Your Last Battlefield]]" came shortly after the assassination of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr
9th Apr '17 5:08:52 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The series' running "I'm a doctor, not a..." gag originated in the comedy ''The Kennel Murder Case''. The coroner in that film, played by Etienne Girardot, repeatedly claims to be a doctor not a reporter, detective, etc.



* PlayingGertrude: Even though they played father and son, Mark Lenard was only six years older than Creator/LeonardNimoy.
9th Apr '17 4:48:34 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** David Gerrold, whose first script for the series was only [[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles one of the most loved episodes ever]], submitted an outline called "Castles In The Air." By the time [[Recap/StarTrekS2E16TheGamestersOfTriskelion Margaret Armen]] and [[Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield Oliver Crawford]] were through with it[[note]]Armen has teleplay credit, Gerrold shares story credit with Crawford[[/note]] it became "The Cloud Minders," and he wasn't happy with the finished product.

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** David Gerrold, whose first script for the series was only [[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles one of the most loved episodes ever]], submitted an outline called "Castles In The Air." By the time [[Recap/StarTrekS2E16TheGamestersOfTriskelion Margaret Armen]] and [[Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield Oliver Crawford]] were through with it[[note]]Armen has teleplay credit, Gerrold shares story credit with Crawford[[/note]] it became "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E21TheCloudMinders}} The Cloud Minders," Minders]]," and he wasn't happy with the finished product.
9th Apr '17 4:23:40 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: "Spectre of the Gun" was [=DeForest=] Kelley's third trip to the OK Corral; he played Morgan Earp in the 1957 film ''Gunfight At The O. K. Corral'', as well as Ike Clanton in the educational TV show ''You Are There''.

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* ActorAllusion: "Spectre "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E6SpectreOfTheGun}} Spectre of the Gun" Gun]]" was [=DeForest=] Kelley's Creator/DeForestKelley's third trip to the OK Corral; he played Morgan Earp in the 1957 film ''Gunfight At The O. K. Corral'', as well as Ike Clanton in the educational TV show ''You Are There''.



** Creator/JamesDoohan had a degree in Engineering and even used it to save Creator/GeneRoddenberry from danger when they went out boating and ran into trouble. No record exists of him saying that the boat "cannae take much more of this" though. [[note]] It came into play when someone asked about Scotty's {{Unishment}} in "Trouble with Tribbles," spending shore leave in his quarters with tech journals. The reply was "Scotty reads tech journals because ''James Doohan'' reads tech journals." [[/note]]
* AlanSmithee:
** The writer of "Return to Tomorrow" had himself credited under a pseudonym in protest against a change that was made to the ending.
** Two episodes in the third season, "That Which Survives" and "The Way to Eden", were developed from storylines by Trek veteran writer D.C. Fontana, but bear the credit "Story by Michael Richards" because Fontana felt the final episodes diverged too far for her to feel comfortable putting her name on them.

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** Creator/JamesDoohan had a degree in Engineering and even used it to save Creator/GeneRoddenberry from danger when they went out boating and ran into trouble. No record exists of him saying that the boat "cannae take much more of this" though. [[note]] It came into play when someone asked about Scotty's {{Unishment}} in "Trouble "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles}} The Trouble with Tribbles," Tribbles]]" spending shore leave in his quarters with tech journals. The reply was "Scotty reads tech journals because ''James Doohan'' reads tech journals." [[/note]]
* AlanSmithee:
** The writer of "Return to Tomorrow" had himself credited under a pseudonym in protest against a change that was made to the ending.
** Two episodes in the third season, "That Which Survives" and "The Way to Eden", were developed from storylines by Trek veteran writer D.C. Fontana, but bear the credit "Story by Michael Richards" because Fontana felt the final episodes diverged too far for her to feel comfortable putting her name on them.
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** The first BBC broadcast of "Miri" led to protests over its allegedly over-horrific nature (since it involved children in peril and adults getting killed), and as a result it and three later episodes--"Plato's Stepchildren", "The Empath" and "Whom Gods Destroy"--were suppressed from BBC broadcasts of the show until the 1990s due to being considered excessively violent and horrific.
** "Patterns of Force" was not aired on German TV before the 1990s, as the frequent use of Nazi imagery and claims of Nazism making for an efficient society meant it was (understandably, and as is quite common in the country) deemed unsuitable for entertainment in Germany. It finally made its public TV debut in 2011, though it had already been shown on German pay TV in 1996 and included in the DVD/blu-ray sets.
* {{Blooper}}: In "The Enemy Within", the scratches on Evil Kirk's face change side during his VillainousBreakdown near the end.

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** The first BBC broadcast of "Miri" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E8Miri}} Miri]]" led to protests over its allegedly over-horrific nature (since it involved children in peril and adults getting killed), and as a result it and three later episodes--"Plato's Stepchildren", "The Empath" episodes--"[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E10PlatosStepchildren}} Plato's Stepchildren]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E12TheEmpath}} The Empath]]" and "Whom "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E14WhomGodsDestroy}} Whom Gods Destroy"--were Destroy]]"--were suppressed from BBC broadcasts of the show until the 1990s due to being considered excessively violent and horrific.
** "Patterns "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce}} Patterns of Force" Force]]" was not aired on German TV before the 1990s, as the frequent use of Nazi imagery and claims of Nazism making for an efficient society meant it was (understandably, and as is quite common in the country) deemed unsuitable for entertainment in Germany. It finally made its public TV debut in 2011, though it had already been shown on German pay TV in 1996 and included in the DVD/blu-ray sets.
* {{Blooper}}: In "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin}} The Enemy Within", Within]]", the scratches on Evil Kirk's face change side during his VillainousBreakdown near the end.



* CreatorCameo: Creator/GeneRoddenberry himself voiced the ship's cook in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E2CharlieX}} Charlie X]]".



** Michael J. Pollard (27 years old) and Kim Darby (19) play pre-pubescent children in "Miri".

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** Michael J. Pollard (27 years old) and Kim Darby (19) play pre-pubescent children in "Miri"."[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E8Miri}} Miri]]".



* RetroactiveRecognition:
** [[Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld I don't always play Redshirts, but when I do, I survive the whole episode.]] (Johnathan Goldsmith appears in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E10TheCorbomiteManeuver}} The Corbomite Maneuver]]").
** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E19TomorrowIsYesterday}} Tomorrow Is Yesterday]]", Captain Kirk is interrogated by... Captain Kirk! That's Officer Kirk from ''Series/HappyDays''--who, in a later ''Happy Days'' episode, was promoted to captain.
** Kirk's attorney in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial}} Court Martial]]" is... [[Series/MagnumPI Ice Pick?]]
9th Apr '17 2:32:57 PM Geoduck
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* StrangeSalute
7th Apr '17 11:23:14 PM alanh
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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: In a TV Guide interview two months before his death, Creator/GeneRoddenberry listed his ten favourite episodes - "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime}} Amok Time]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror}} Balance of Terror]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E28TheCityOnTheEdgeOfForever}} The City on the Edge of Forever]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E25TheDevilInTheDark}} The Devil in the Dark]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin}} The Enemy Within]]", "The Managerie" (Two parter), "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime}} The Naked Time]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E21TheReturnOfTheArchons}} The Return of the Archons]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E3WhereNoManHasGoneBefore}} Where No Man Has Gone Before]]" and "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles}} The Trouble with Tribbles]]"

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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: In a TV Guide interview two months before his death, Creator/GeneRoddenberry listed his ten favourite episodes - "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime}} Amok Time]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror}} Balance of Terror]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E28TheCityOnTheEdgeOfForever}} The City on the Edge of Forever]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E25TheDevilInTheDark}} The Devil in the Dark]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin}} The Enemy Within]]", "The Managerie" Menagerie" (Two parter), "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime}} The Naked Time]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E21TheReturnOfTheArchons}} The Return of the Archons]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E3WhereNoManHasGoneBefore}} Where No Man Has Gone Before]]" and "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles}} The Trouble with Tribbles]]"
4th Apr '17 7:39:07 AM AmayirotAkago
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** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E9DaggerOfTheMind}} Dagger of the Mind]]", Gary Mitchell's GlowingEyesOfDoom were achieved by Gary Lockwood wearing silver contact lenses. Very primitives ones, with very small holes that he could only see through by raising his head and looking down his nose at everyone else, making his AGodAmI act more believable.

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** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E9DaggerOfTheMind}} Dagger of the Mind]]", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E3WhereNoManHasGoneBefore}} Where No Man Has Gone Before]]", Gary Mitchell's GlowingEyesOfDoom were achieved by Gary Lockwood wearing silver contact lenses. Very primitives ones, with very small holes that he could only see through by raising his head and looking down his nose at everyone else, making his AGodAmI act more believable.
27th Mar '17 4:02:33 AM AmayirotAkago
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** Creator/WilliamShatner plays both Kirk and sinister-impostor-Kirk in "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin The Enemy Within]]" (transporter accident), "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E7WhatAreLittleGirlsMadeOf What Are Little Girls Made Of?]]" (robot double), "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror Mirror, Mirror]]" (mirror universe), "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder]]" (body swap), and ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' (alien shapeshifter).

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** Creator/WilliamShatner plays both Kirk and sinister-impostor-Kirk in "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin The Enemy Within]]" (transporter accident), "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E7WhatAreLittleGirlsMadeOf What Are Little Girls Made Of?]]" (robot double), "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror Mirror, Mirror]]" (mirror universe), "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E14WhomGodsDestroy Whom Gods Destroy]]" (shapeshifter), "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder]]" (body swap), and ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' (alien shapeshifter).
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