Works in this franchise with their own Trivia pages:

* Series:
** ''Trivia/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekVoyager''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekEnterprise''

* Films:
** ''Trivia/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekGenerations''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekFirstContact''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekInsurrection''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekNemesis''
** ''Trivia/StarTrekIntoDarkness''

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* ActorAllusion: Diana Muldaur has been cast as three different doctors through the course of the franchise, two on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', and Doctor Pulaski on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
* LifeImitatesArt: Take the sliding doors, for one thing.
* ReferencedBy: [[ReferencedBy/StarTrek See subpage]].
* {{Trope Namer|s}} For:
** BeamMeUpScotty: ...Which Kirk never actually said.
** BoldlyComing
** CaptainsLog: A quick and easy way to set the stage for an episode. Mental masturbation aside, there really isn't any rhyme or reason to the decimal digits; the general rule is that 1,000 stardate units are equal to one year, the normal timespan between TV seasons. Starfleet is still using the Roman calendar at the time of ENT.
** DeflectorShields
** DroppedABridgeOnHim: Referring to Kirk's HeroicSacrifice in ''Star Trek Generations''.
** TheFederation
** GrowingTheBeard: An InJoke directed at Jonathan Frakes, whose character Cmd. Riker grew a beard at the same time TNG improved in overall quality.[[invoked]]
** HesDeadJim: [=McCoy=]'s most frequent diagnosis. No wonder they call him Bones.
** HisNameIs: Spoken by Kirk's captor in ''Star Trek VI'', just before Kirk is beamed away (to his consternation.)
** HolodeckMalfunction: "The Big Goodbye" (TNG)
** IAmNotSpock: From Creator/LeonardNimoy's autobiography.
*** IAmNotLeonardNimoy
** ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: [=McCoy=]'s {{catchphrase}}, later to become a franchise RunningGag. Here's a [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/I%27m_a_doctor,_not_a full list.]]
** InTheOriginalKlingon: ''Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country''
** InertialDampening
** InsaneAdmiral
** TheKirk
** KirkSummation
*** ShutUpKirk
** KirksRock: For the British equivalent, see BBCQuarry.
** KlingonPromotion
** KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect
** KlingonsLoveShakespeare: ''Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country''
** LowerDeckEpisode: Coined by the TNG episode "Lower Decks"
** MarySue: Via a 1973 FanFic which parodied the trend of writing these.[[invoked]]
** TheMcCoy
** MirrorUniverse: "Mirror, Mirror" (TOS) and accompanying episodes.
** TheNeutralZone: "The Balance of Terror" (TOS)
** NiceHat: Worf's introduction his new First Officer ([=DS9=]).
** PardonMyKlingon
** PatrickStewartSpeech
** RedShirt: Referring to Kirk's expendable Security staff. As the uniform colors switched around in the spin-offs, the term "Goldshirt" also applies.
** ResistanceIsFutile: The Borg opening hail, first heard in "Q Who" (TNG).
*** YouWillBeAssimilated
** TheRoddenberryLine
** ScottyTime
** SlashFic: From Kirk/Spock.
** SpaceWhaleAesop: ''Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home''
** TheSpock
** SpockSpeak
** StrawVulcan: The interstellar flavor of ScrewYouElves
** SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Data made this observation in "Justice" (TNG).
** TheissTitillationTheory: Named for the costume designer on ''The Original Series''.[[invoked]]
** {{Trekkie}}
** VulcanHasNoMoon
** WagonTrainToTheStars: Gene Roddenberry originally pitched his draft as ''WagonTrain'' [-{{IN SPACE}}-].
** WeComeInPeaceShootToKill: From a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trekkin famous parody]].
** WhoopiEpiphanySpeech
** TheWorfEffect
*** TheWorfBarrage
*** WorfHadTheFlu
* {{Trope Maker|s}} for:
** GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: "The Cage" (TOS)
** PlanetOfHats: Popularized by "A Piece of the Action" (TOS)
** RubberForeheadAliens

! Film: ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009)
* ActorAllusion: As Spock Prime, Creator/LeonardNimoy introduces himself saying "I am Spock", which was the title of his second autobiography (so titled to rebut the notion that ''IAmNotSpock'' created, which was how he supposedly hated both Franchise/StarTrek and the Spock character).
** ZacharyQuinto, who plays Spock, pins down Kirk by the neck, eerily [[{{Series.Heroes}} Sylar]]-like.
* AscendedFanon: Uhura's {{fanon}} first name, "Nyota", is confirmed. Nichelle Nichols, who played the role during the original series run, was actually the first person to suggest the name "Nyota" for Uhura. This was known by fans before it ever appeared in novels. The lack of a first name for Uhura is a MythologyGag for much of the movie, until Spock calls her "Nyota".
-->'''Kirk''': So her first name's Nyota?
-->'''Spock''': [beat] I have no comment on the matter.
** Kirk calls her by her first name when breaking the stunned silence left behind by the Federation President's planetary distress signal near the beginning of ''Star Trek IV''.
--> '''Kirk:''' Nyota, let's hear the probe's transmission.
* DawsonCasting: Most of the cast is semi-plausibly close to the ages of recent Starfleet Academy graduates. However, John Cho is a 37-year-old playing the 21-year-old Sulu. Karl Urban is also 37, though he's closer to his character's official age of 30. And Zoe Saldana (Uhura) is 31.
* DeletedScene: Quite a few, including one that makes a big PlotHole by its deletion.
* DeliberateFlawRetcon: Used on many occasions by the writers to justify inconsistencies with the franchise, for example about the Vulcan sky suddenly being blue (it's a season thing now) or the Federation spaceships being way too advanced for their time period (the Starfleet engineers made use of scans from Nero's 24th century mining ship).
* FakeAmerican: Kiwi Karl Urban as Dr. [=McCoy=]. And pulling it off so well that he is almost indistinguishable from the Atlanta-born [=DeForest=] Kelley, so much so that Creator/LeonardNimoy [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming was moved to tears at how much Karl Urban reminded him of his departed friend.]]
** Canadian BruceGreenwood as Captain Christopher Pike.
** Australian ChrisHemsworth as Lt. Commander [[spoiler:and Captain for 8 minutes]] George Kirk.
* FakeNationality:
** Englishman Creator/SimonPegg as Scotty, who is, well, Scottish (though James Doohan was Canadian, so this might be ''closer'').
** Dominican/Puerto Rican-American ZoeSaldana as African-born Uhura (though Nichelle Nichols is straight-up African American so this isn't really any different)
** Interestingly, the most blatant example from the original series is averted. Leningrad-born but American-raised AntonYelchin plays Chekov, originally played by American Walter Koenig with a fairly ridiculous [[FakeRussian Russian accent]]. Yelchin kept the accent, purportedly as an {{Homage}}, but just because he's a Russian/English bilingual native speaker doesn't necessarily mean he can realistically speak English with a Russian accent.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Kirk's dad is Film/{{Thor}}.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The late Creator/MajelBarrett is the computer's voice.
** Kirk's stepdad, who we hear over the car's communicator, is [[Series/{{Heroes}} Matt Parkman]].
** Creator/WilWheaton is the voice of all the male Romulans except Nero and Ayel.
** And [[Series/{{Alias}} Victor Garber]] is a Klingon (he never takes his helmet off, so it's this trope).
** [[BruceGreenwood Captain Pike]] is [[BatmanUnderTheRedHood Batman]].
** [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic The Disciple]] went from a potential Jedi to a RedShirt.
* LyingCreator: Paramount's pitch was that it was bringing in new writers specifically for new ideas. Then the first trailer showed us...Captain Kirk. While people ultimately still liked the movie, retuning to the original characters and timeline wasn't what anyone was thinking when they heard "new".
* PlayingAgainstType: The case could be made for several members of the cast, but the biggest examples are probably Karl Urban as the cantankerous [[TheMcCoy McCoy]] instead of a badass warrior, [[AmericanPie John]] [[Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle Cho]] as a grade-A asskicker instead of his frequent comedic fare, and Eric Bana (and not ZacharyQuinto) as the BigBad.
* ProductionPosse: J.J. Abrams brought in usual collaborators such as producer Damon Lindelof, composer Michael Giacchino,editor Mary Jo Markey, actors Bruce Greenwood and Greg Grunberg, and most of the crew of ''Film/MissionImpossible III''.
* PromotedFanboy: Director J.J. Abrams actually downplayed his enjoyment of modern ''Trek'' to emphasize his love of the original series. Screenwriter Roberto Orci is an admitted fanboy as well. And Creator/SimonPegg, who holds the now-famous irony of his statement on ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' that odd-numbered ''Trek'' films suck.
** Tyler Perry, of Madea fame, was a Trek fan, they got him a guest appearance as the Dean of Starfleet Academy. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Pausch Randy Pausch]], who listed being captain of the ''Enterprise'' as one of his dreams in "The Last Lecture" appears as a bridge member of the ''Kelvin''. He walks past the captain's chair, says, "Captain, we have visual", and is not seen again.
** Most cast members agree that Karl Urban is the biggest Trek geek in the cast.
* RealLifeRelative[=/=]CastingGag: Spock mentions that Vulcan and Romulans share common ancestry. One of the Romulans shown when Kirk and Spock beam into the ''Narada'' is actually Zachary Quinto's brother Joe.
* ShrugOfGod: Creator/JJAbrams really doesn't have an answer as to whether the policeman who pursues young Kirk during his joyride is a robot or not.
* ThrowItIn :
** [=McCoy=]'s "All I've got left are my bones" line is an ad lib as is Scotty's "can I get a towel." You can see Spock's lips twitch after that one since he's trying not to laugh.
** "Out of the chair" was something that Quinto threw in during rehearsal that just felt right to everyone.
* WordOfGod: If the FridgeLogic bothers you, ''and'' off-screen, after-the-fact explanations make you feel better, then [[http://darthmojo.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/trek-scribes-speak-complaints-addressed/ here you go]].
** Kirk eating the apple during the ''Kobayashi Maru'' sequence mimics Kirk's same food during his explanation of the test in ''The Wrath of Khan''. This was unintentional, but they put it in because it made Kirk look arrogant.
** The creators used the TNG episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E10Parallels "Parallels"]] to specifically explain how the new timeline works with the Prime timeline.