Things about Star Trek you just found out

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  1. Dale Sams

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    "Maybe-- Maybe there are others like you around.
    Maybe you've caused a lot of suffering,
    a lot of history, but that's all over.
    We'll be on guard now, ready for you"
     
  2. C.E. Evans

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    Star Trek wouldn't have happened at all without Lucille Ball. There were studio chiefs at her own Desilu Productions that thought Roddenberry's idea was both silly and too expensive--but Lucy thought it had merit, and against their objections, gave the authorization for Herb Solow to sign Roddenberry to develop Trek into a TV series.

    But it didn't stop there. Once TOS was finally sold to NBC, it still almost didn't see the light of day. NBC was only going to cover 80% of the cost of making the show, leaving the remaining 20% for Desilu to pay. Being one of the more expensive shows on the air, the conventional wisdom might have been to say "no deal" and move on to something else, but Lucy still thought Star Trek was worth something and gave the final okay.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    It wasn't until many years after TNG ended that I found out Betazoid eyes, like Deanna and Lwaxana's, are all black.
     
  4. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Not seeing how that would refer to the Fed-Klingon conflict. Its a general statement, some conflicts might have been caused by these entities and might have not.
     
  5. Mojochi

    Mojochi Commodore Commodore

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    I would've thought the same thing, if I hadn't stopped & really listened closely

    Another thing I only just recently found out was that the original TOS ship design was upside down compared to how it ended up. It looks good either way, imho
     
  6. Third Nacelle

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    I didn't figure that out until noticing that Nurse Chapel's eyes were blue upon rewatching TOS.
     
  7. Anduril

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    Because he was different from the teens of today. If it wasn't for that demographic, you wouldn't be here talking about this show.
     
  8. wissaboo

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    that kirk's shirt is actually green and not gold.
     
  9. Mojochi

    Mojochi Commodore Commodore

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    I remember picking up on that while rewatching Tin Man years later, & remembering Harry Groener from his other show Dear John

    Originally, I'd thought they just gave Majel black eyes to make her look less like Nurse Chapel, & more like Marina Sirtis, having thought all along that Marina's eyes were naturally that color. It took seeing a 3rd Betazoid to make me question it. The black eyes really stood out on him
     
  10. LoneDragon

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    Gold jacket, green jacket...who gives a shit?

    Sorry, I couldnt resist! ;)
     
  11. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Uh...what?
     
  12. Greg Cox

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    I confess that for years I thought "The Galileo Seven" referred to the name and number of the shuttle, not the number of passengers!
     
  13. JarodRussell

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    In Star Trek 2009, the remote outpost they find Scotty in has flickering neon tubes and TFT displays. I expected something more advanced than that, considering what we're shown throughout the rest of the film and what technology is already existing.
     
  14. B.J.

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    That may have been the point. That outpost wasn't exactly a desired posting.
     
  15. Melakon

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    Can't locate my copy, but according to Solow & Justman's Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, Lucille at one point thought "Star Trek" was about Hollywood stars going on USO shows, as she herself had done during WWII.
     
  16. C.E. Evans

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    I remember that too. And then she found out what it was really about...
     
  17. Tosk

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    :lol:
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    Ahem...:shifty:

    ;)
     
  19. sbk1234

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    Well, they DID use a brewery for engineering...
     
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

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    And perhaps Scotty likes to work on old tech like that anyway.
     

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