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Old August 3 2013, 12:59 AM   #100
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Re: Fact-Checking Inside Star Trek: The Real Story

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I read somewhere that 1701 was part of the registration number of MJ's airplane.
I think that's an urban myth. Jefferies has explained that he chose the number because it read more clearly on camera than other numbers.
From the film Forbidden Planet (link to scene)

The line:
Navigator: "Ship on course sir. We'll reach De-'C' point at 1701..."

(Should put to rest any claims they were not influenced consciously or sub-consciously by the film when GR was creating/producing 'Star Trek'. )
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