Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by JonnyQuest037, Jun 4, 2011.
FACT: Brent Spiner is, in fact, an android.
They paint him skin coloured for interviews
FACT: A Star Trek/Star Wars crossover was considered in the 80s and endorsed by George Lucas, but several key Star Wars actors couldn't do it due to schedule conflicts, so the whole thing had to be dropped. We got Trek V instead.
There is only one image that could be found of this union of franchises...
You didn't see the Enterprise in ROTS or the Millennium Falcon in First Contact?
FACT: The Enterprise D was going to be destroyed by a Ferengi freighter in Generations. Braga nixed it after a test audience found it too implausible.
SUPPLEMENTARY FACT: ILM even did some preliminary work on the proposed crossover before it was scrapped.
FACT: Genevieve Bujold was actually playing Captain Janeway for the entire seven-year run of Voyager. She just does a really, really good Kate Mulgrew impression.
FACT: Andy Kaufman was slated to play the part of Xon if Star Trek: Phase II went to series.
FACT: Star Trek V was bad on purpose. It was actually an elaborate psychological test to measure the tolerance of Star Trek fans.
Star Wars was going to be Star Trek, but George Lucas couldn't get the rights . . . .
The tribbles were actually gerbils in costume.
Fact: All of Trek is a dream...in Captain Robau's head.
Fact: Sean Kenney, who played the crippled Captain Christopher Pike in "The Menagerie," was actually the illegitimate son of Jeffrey Hunter, who played Captain Pike in "The Cage," and actress Tura Santana.
Fact: Genevieve Bujold's Star Trek: Voyager contract was so well negotiated by her agent that, even though she quit the series of her own accord, she was still contractually entitled to her full first year's salary. Kate Mulgrew secured the role of Captain Janeway in large measure by agreeing to help Paramount out of this costly debacle by agreeing to split her first season's salary with Bujold.
FACT: Gene Roddenberry was investigate by the FBI in spring of 1968. He received a fan letter suggesting that he include in a episode that a orbital nuclear weapons platforn unexpectedly re-entered Earth atmosphere and exploded at 104 mile. Roddenberry incorporated the suggestion into Assignment: Earth.
The incident with the platform actual happen two years before, the letter was backtrack to an Air Force Captain at NORAD, who was a fan of the show. The Captain was court martialed.
The investigation concluded that Roddenberry was innocent of any wrong doing, and according the lead FBI special agent "not too bright."
Fact: In an attempt to end the need to constantly disguise the fact that James Doohan was missing a finger, a scene was actually filmed showing "Scotty" losing his finger in an engineering accident. Unfortunately, the scene wound up on the cutting (no pun intended) room floor.
FACT: When the filming for Encounter at Fairpoint started, Levar Burton had pink eye. So they decided to come up with the visor for the scenes at the station as part of some VR recreation. But some writer put it in that Geordi was blind and it stuck.
FACT: Chapel and McCoy's roles as Doctor and Nurse were originally reversed, but NBC executives demanded that Roddenberry change them.
FACT: Future High-Def releases of TNG will feature Beverley Crusher digitally inserted in to Season 2. She will not replace Pulaski; she will replace Worf.
Nichelle Nichols was considering dropping out of Trek after the first season, but a chance encounter with... who told her... made her change her mind.
You fill in the ... and ...
The more outrageous the better.
Fact: The USS Enterprise was initially supposed to generate gravity for the crew by having the saucer section constantly rotating. Preliminary model tests, however, revealed the effect on film to be entirely too silly.
If you could prove that, the Federation Temporal Integrity Commission would have to remove you from this century before you went public with it and put you through years of reeducation.
Fact: Samuel Jackson was originally cast as Benjamin Sisko, but was fired when he couldn't stop ad libbin' "motherfucker" while filmin' 'Emissary'.
"Year of Hell" actually DID last for a whole season.
Even though I know this is fake, it still hurt to read that.
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