Make up a fake bit of Trek trivia!

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  1. Finn

    Finn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    FACT: They decided to consider Scott Bakula before auctioning for Archer, when Braga exclaimed "Oh, Boy" after spilling a smoothie on a baby at a local Arby's.
     
  2. T'Girl

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    FACT: Captain Kirk's originally scripted last words in Generations were,

    "It's buried under ... the big "W."

    :lol: (congratulations to anyone who gets that) :lol:
     
  3. Kegg

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    FACT: An early draft of "Errand of Mercy" called the enemy race the Kohms. They were described as fur-wearing Asiatics. Coon revised the concept to be the Klingons, to Roddenberry's displeasure, who made sure to use the Kohms in "The Omega Glory."

    FACT: Sean Young was considered for the role of Saavik in The Wrath of Khan, then again when they were considering recasting for The Search for Spock, and briefly when the character was intended to be in the final film, The Undiscovered Country.

    FACT: After the failure of Dune, Alejandro Jodoworsky was briefly considered a contender to direct a Star Trek film. His plans for Kirk's ritual castration and artificial conception of a child with Spock were wildly unpoplar with both the studio and Roddenberry, which quickly aborted the project.

    FACT: When redesigning the Klingons for Star Trek: Phase II, Gene Roddenberry issued notes that the species were to wear more fur and have more nonwhite actors, preferably Asian. When the series became the film Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the fur was abandoned in favour of samurai-style costumes, and elaborate head ridges were considered preferable to racially inclined casting.

    FACT: Before leaving Star Trek: Voyager, Ron Moore pitched a Star Trek series to Paramount, about a future where the Federation is destroyed by a Borg attack and a rag tag fleet of survivors fled through the cosmos. Paramount passed on the idea, as they had already optioned a similar concept involving the fall of the Federation by Robert Hewitt Wolfe. They eventually passed on Wolfe's concept as well - and he would repurpose it as Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.

    FACT: Gene Roddenberry was initially resistant of adding any explicit references to the original show in the crew, such as established aliens, until David Gerrold suggested adding a Klingon. Gene relented by considering casting options for a Kohm character, but when the selected actor - Michael Dorn - was found to have an allegry to fur, the character was revised to be Klingon.

    FACT: While Spock's eyebrows were made from yak hair, Tuvok had to do with ox.

    FACT: Made aware of its development in his declining months, Gene Roddenberry contributed three ideas to the creation of Deep Space Nine: A nymphomaniac bald alien girl of unknown heritage, a robotic-like female first officer called April Winters, and that the space station should orbit Omega IV, featuring a cross Kohm-Starfleet crew. The first idea was the starting point for the character of Odo, the second formed the basis of the Bajoran-Starfleet crew, and the April Winters idea morphed into the character concept of Melora Palazar, which was eventually abandoned.

    FACT: While the Bajorans were designed as an analogy for displaced people everywhere in "Ensign Ro", it was decided early on to tone down the Palestinian subtext. Early drafts of the episode had Riker objecting to Ro's burqa violating regulation uniform; this was revised downwards to an earring - making the dialogue now seem incongruous that Riker would take objection to Ro's earring while Worf wore a prominent sash.

    FACT: Early designs for the marauding alien race encountered in Star Trek: Voyager's pilot "Caretaker" were called the Kohm-Ogla, and were described as fur-wearing Asiatics with minimal forehead bumps. When the similar to "The Omega Glory" was pointed out, they were amended to the Gazon-Ogla (and eventually, the Kazon-Ogla).
     
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  4. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    Your Mad.
     
  5. Bill Morris

    Bill Morris Commodore Commodore

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    FACT: When Kate Mulgrew came to audition for the part of Janeway, she almost gave up and went home after spotting Michelle Forbes in the parking lot.
     
  6. Finn

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    FACT: They were going to have Deanna naked all the time, as part of Betazoid law.
     
  7. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

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    bingo
     
  8. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    I said out, dammit!
    She's Mad, Mad, MAD!!!
     
  9. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    well, it is a mad, mad, mad, mad world out there...
     
  10. Finn

    Finn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That reminds me. Braga really loved Helen Hunt on Mad about you, so she tried to have her auction for T'Pol.
     
  11. inflatabledalek

    inflatabledalek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    FACT: The only reason that RTD's plans for a Doctor Who/Enterprise crossover that consisted of the Who characters pointing out how crap Trek was never happened is that the Paramount suits felt the show was doing a good enough job of that by itself.

    FACT: Avery Brooks got the role of Sisko by beating the living shit out of everyone else who auditioned.

    FACT: They filmed six hours of Nichelle Nichols in the mini skirt for her first episode before any of the male crew members bothered to tell her she'd forgotten to put any knickers on.
     
  12. Brannigan

    Brannigan Commander Red Shirt

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    Fact: Star Trek XI's original script was written by George Lucas, thus the similarities to plot elements of Star Wars.

    Fact: Elvis was originally planned to play Captain Kirk, but when his manager insisted that he have two songs to sing every episode, Gene Roddenberry declined.
     
  13. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    "Audition."

    An auction is when you sell things and have people in a crowd yell out offers.

    Though I wouldn't mind attending an auction for Helen Hunt.
     
  14. T'Girl

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    The Way to Eden would have totally rocked!!!!

    :)
     
  15. Finn

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    :alienblush: Wow, I didn't realize I typed the wrong word.

    Wow, I thought more people these days can't stand Helen Hunt.
     
  16. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    She has kind of slipped thru the public consciousness, I guess. I thought she was just gorgeous when she was young, around her St. Elsewhere period.
     
  17. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    FACT: Nero didn't kill Robau. Rory Williams killed Robau.

    FACT: Rory Williams destroyed Romulus when he lit one of his farts.

    FACT: Klingons got their love of warfare from seeing Rory Williams in his Roman uniform.
     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Rory Williams IS Robau.


    And then he said this:

    It's the year 1993. Where are the flying chairs? I was promised flying chairs! I don't see ANY flying chairs!
     
  19. Finn

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    Fact: Leonard Nimoy resisted taking the Spock role because he knew nothing about Vulcans before starting Star Trek.
     
  20. Bill Morris

    Bill Morris Commodore Commodore

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzm6pvHPSGo
     

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