Make up a fake bit of Trek trivia!

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by JonnyQuest037, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    FACT: The Enterprise was at one point in Star Trek's pre-production known as the "X-9000 Atomic Space Rocket".
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    FACT: All those ridiculous pulp-sounding early names for the Enterprise's operating authority (Space Command, Star Service, Space Central, UESPA, etc.) were true. They kept changing because of all the time travel that was going on.
     
  3. Finn

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    FACT: Voyager was originally called Toyota.
     
  4. T'Girl

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    FACT: During preproduction of The Wrath of Khan,
    the Reliant was originally named the Plymouth Reliant K.

    However Nicholas Meyer though the name was a bit "wordy."
     
  5. sojourner

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    For the European release of WOK the Reliant was going to be named Reliant Robin.
     
  6. xortex

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    Let's stop now and pitch this to Pocket books. Oh yea, too late.
     
  7. Arpy

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    "Tzenkethi" is Latin for "Kzinti".
     
  8. Finn

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    FACT: When Gene died, his ashes were used to create a Kirk action figure.

    FACT: When Kelley died, his ashes were pressed to create a glass plate for a sickbay console on Voyager.

    FACT: When Doohan died, his body was stuffed and placed in a bar somewhere in Scotland.
     
  9. Smellincoffee

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    FACT: William Shatner has dated every single actress to appear as a comm officer on every Star Trek show (and movie!) with the exception of a blonde-haired woman who appeared in a single scene of Voyager. She's his grand-niece, so that would have been awkward.
     
  10. Rojixus

    Rojixus Commander Red Shirt

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    In early versions of The Savage Curtain, John F. Kennedy was to be used instead of Abraham Lincoln and it would have revealed that Kirk was a descendant of both JFK and Colonel Green.
     
  11. Mr Silver

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    FACT: Colm Meaney, on a rare break from TNG, made an appearance in Die Hard 2 as the Windsor airlines pilot. But this was purely on the condition that his character's first name would be Malcolm.
     
  12. xortex

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    Kzinti Zindi. que kubasso.
     
  13. Finn

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    FACT: Colm Meaney was the first choice for the Opie role on The Andy Griffith Show.

    FACT: Colm Meaney is actually British.

    FACT: Colm Meaney built a model of the Millennium Falcon and put it in the O'Brien quarters. There is a deleted scene in DS9's What we leave behind where Miles and Molly fights over it.
     
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  14. Mr. Laser Beam

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    FACT: Colm Meaney is actively campaigning to get a role in ST XII as an O'Brien ancestor.
     
  15. Finn

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    FACT: Miles O'Brien wasn't included in that courtroom scene with Q in Encounter at Farpoint because Colm Meaney fell asleep in that chair on the battle bridge set. At a convention in 2003, Marina Sirtis and Denise Crosby told the entire room about how Colm Meaney slept like a baby.

    FACT: During the strike in 1988, Colm Meaney lived on the set.

    FACT: Colm Meaney still thinks Deep Space Nine is still being made.
     
  16. JonnyQuest037

    JonnyQuest037 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    FACT: DS9 is still being produced, they just haven't been airing the episodes for 12 years. They're currently at 488 episodes and counting. The DS9 relaunch novels are adapted from these unaired episodes.
     
  17. Mr Silver

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    FACT: Colm Meaney pitched the idea for the Dominion War arc

    FACT: When asked who he regarded as his biggest influence as an actor, Patrick Stewart replied "Colm Meaney"
     
  18. JonnyQuest037

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    FACT: Colm Meaney makes everything funnier.

    Oh, crap. That one's true. :)
     
  19. Mr Silver

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    FACT: Colm Meaney was set to make an appearance in FC, aboard the Defiant as part of Worf's crew, but pulled out because DS9 would have fallen in ratings.
     
  20. Finn

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    FACT: An episode about Miles waking up on the Enterprise where Wesley was the captain was planned for season five. Colm Meaney protested that it took the "torture Miles" thing too far.