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Old June 8 2011, 02:26 PM   #61
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Fact: Nichelle Nichols was considering dropping out of Trek after the first season, but a chance encounter with demonic rabbit named frank who told her that in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds, the world will end. made her change her mind.


Fact: Enterprise DID run Seven seasons, just no one was left to watch after season 4.

Fact: Star Trek Nemesis was going to have a crazy romulan create a black hole inside vulcan and the whole planet was to be sucked into it. But it was tabled as "no one would watch that crap"

Fact: There was a proposal to have Wil Weaton shave his head into a receding hairline in "The First Duty" to hint on who his real dad was.

Fact: There was a proposal to get Kristy Alley back for Star Trek V, and that is where the fan dance comes in, however Alley asked for too much money, and it was left in....

Fact: The Original ending of Generations had Kirk holding off a shipful of badguys and pretending to lead a entire squad to let Picard save the day. It was cut for budget reasons and so they dropped a bridge on him.

The idea was later used in DS9 for the end of eddition.

Fact: Chuck Norris and Jack Bauer where booked to play vorta, but they realized that Sisko would kick there asses, and so they declined. We got Iggy Pop instead.

Fact: There nearly was a lawsuit on Voyager as Wang was not paid for Season 5, apparently, when he was listed as a actor, they said "Who?" and figured it was a typo.

Fact: They filmed a version where the Genocidal program was installed in the borg, and Picard giggling as he senses one borg ship after another shut down and blow up was thought to be too disturbing.

Fact: at the end of "Beyond the Stars" the director almost had to reshoot as he felt that Brooks underacted the "Its Real" bits.
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Old June 8 2011, 02:59 PM   #62
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In the 1970s, William Shatner traveled the country in a pickup camper, running a mobile brothel.
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Old June 8 2011, 03:27 PM   #63
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FACT: The new Enterprise had a Sombrero, but it was obscured by lens flares.
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Old June 8 2011, 03:42 PM   #64
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FACT: They had Neelix show up in the original script for TNG's The Price.
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Old June 8 2011, 04:53 PM   #65
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FACT: The "Bi-nars" was the original name of the species to be encountered in the TNG episode "Justice" who were to be even more sexually promiscuous and experimental. The studio censored the more explicit references and the name was changed to the "Edo", but staff writer Brannon Braga insisted on using the name "Bynars" as an in-joke during the second season.
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Old June 8 2011, 05:43 PM   #66
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FACT: While Dr. McCoy's surgical instruments were off-the-shelf salt shakers, the accompanying pepper shakers became communicators (note the large holes).
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Old June 8 2011, 06:49 PM   #67
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Fact: the Klingon costumes where leftovers from "The Planet of the Apes"
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Old June 8 2011, 07:05 PM   #68
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FACT: Jeffrey Hunter wanted to play Captain Pike with more energy, more upbeat, along the lines of what we see in Shatner's portrayal of Captain Kirk. But Gene didn't want that... he wanted a more serious, hardened captain, and so he pressured the director to have Jeffrey deliver the personification of Pike we've seen in The Cage. The criticism from NBC executives about the Cage addressed this very thing, causing Gene to change his mind for Shatner's portrayal of Kirk.
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Old June 8 2011, 07:09 PM   #69
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FACT: There is actually an 80th episode of TOS that never aired. It wasn't the last one filmed. It was a mid 3rd season episode. But it was horribly written and after a little more than half way through production, it was abandoned. Gene asked everyone involved to never speak of it.
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Old June 8 2011, 07:13 PM   #70
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FACT: Star Trek, The Motion Picture was supposed to be a movie format "episode" conclusion to the original series... the last adventure of the starship Enterprise under Kirk's command. It would be made with all production values conjured up from Star Trek Phase II, and the Enterprise would finish up at the end with it returning home to an Earth based star port. Kirk finishes up his commission as Captain, gets promoted to Admiral, and takes an administrative position at Starfleet. The idea would be that the next movie would be what we saw in ST:TMP, where Kirk is called away from his admiralty duties to be aboard the new Enterprise NCC-1701-A to investigate the tremendous threat to the galaxy. The idea had a lot of buy-in, but at the very last point before finalization, those in charge decided to abandon it and go straight on to what we saw in TMP.
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Old June 8 2011, 11:46 PM   #71
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Fact: the Klingon costumes where leftovers from "The Planet of the Apes"
Actually, I think they did use some of the boots from Planet of the Apes for the Klingons on occasion. Really!

I remember reading that somewhere . . .
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Old June 9 2011, 12:18 AM   #72
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Fact: Harlan Ellison sued the producers of St. Elsewhere for the "Tommy Westphall" ending to the show, claiming it was stolen from an un-produced TOS script. Due to cross-over characters from that show, he has gone on to sue most every TV show created as "derivative work".
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Old June 9 2011, 01:05 AM   #73
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FACT: The fifth season of Enterprise was planned to take place entirely in the Mirror Universe.
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Old June 9 2011, 01:12 AM   #74
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FACT: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" was originally slated to guest star John Astin as Roger Korby, Carolyn Jones as Andrea, and Jackie Coogan as Dr. Brown.
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Old June 9 2011, 01:17 AM   #75
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FACT: TATV was originally written to take place during the events of The Icarus Factor, with Riker trying to decide how to deal with his father.
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