Make up a fake bit of Trek trivia!

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  1. Distorted Humor

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    Before it was changed to Marquis, the other ship in voyager was going to be filled with a race of trees (think ents from LoTR) but the makeup effects where unable to pull it of. However the writers bible never changed, and that is why the acting was so wooden....
     
  2. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    The bridge of the Enterprise-D was inspired by Hugh Hefner's private bedroom at the Playboy Mansion. What the Enterprise-D's engine room was inspired by can not be mentioned due to violating this board's forum rules.
     
  3. cblmc1296

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    ^^^A few grips and gaffers had a party on the TNG bridge set after the end of shooting one night and one of them got a little carried away with a production assistant resulting in irreparable damage to the command chair. It had to be replaced at the studio's expense and they both lost their jobs.
     
  4. The Green Monster

    The Green Monster Bad Batch of TrekBBS Premium Member

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    They were going to have Worf mention that he was going to apply to University of Maryland before going with Starfleet Academy. Then someone pointed out he'd look too much like the mascot.
     
  5. Gregzula813

    Gregzula813 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Avery Brooks license plate is DEFINT

    William Shatner thought he was going to be the captain of the NASA shuttle Enterprise

    Jeffery Combs often likes to wear his Weyoun ears in public and say "Make Way For the Founders"

    Will Wheaton thought he was the love child of Gates Mcfadden and Patrick Stewart
     
  6. Gary7

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    Cirroc Lofton, the actor who played Jake Sisko in DS9, decided to become a writer... and cited that he was influenced by playing Jake Sisko, who became fixated on writing in the DS9 series.

    Aaron Eisenberg, the actor who played Nog on DS9, entered a Clint Howard look-alike contest and won first prize.
     
  7. Mike Ram

    Mike Ram Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The WWF feud between Vince McMahon and Stone Cold Steve Austin was based on the feud between Gul Dukat and Captain Sisko.

    The metal band Khan wore over his eyes at the beginning of Trek II was made from part of a toaster.

    Olivia Wilde (actually a big Trek fan) was going to play "Number One" in Star Trek (2009), but J.J. Abrahms decided against it because she wasn't "cold" enough.

    It's well known that Sean Connery was the original choice to play Sybok in Star Trek V. It's less well known that Roger Moore was going to play Soran in Star Trek Generations.
     
  8. Gary7

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    One of the writers came up with the idea that in Klingon culture, giving someone a snake was a sign of good luck. Unfortunately, too many actors had problems with handling the snakes, so the idea was abandoned.
     
  9. Gary7

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    In the Star Trek universe, Ewoks were supposed to exist as small but very powerful creatures to be reckoned with. In this scene that was ultimately cut, an Ewok puts Worf out cold. Lucasfilms threatened a trademark lawsuit, so the Ewok idea was abandoned.
     
  10. FatherRob

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    FACT: Recycling footage of "The Cage" in the episode "The Menagerie" was actually a last minute cover for a failed attempt on the part of Roddenberry to actually tie the Forbidden Planet narrative into the Star Trek backstory.

    The original episode, which only made it to script stage, Kirk and Commodore Mendoza pursue Spock to a planet in the Altair system that was formerly the home of the Krell. Off-limits now for nearly a century, Spock was drawn to the rubble of Altair IV when he began studying the reports of the rescue ship, the C-57D, of a century before. The plan was ultimately scrapped on two accounts.

    Gene Coon wanted Anne Francis to reprise her role as Altaria, but Francis declined. Coon briefly considered other bit-players from the film, but ultimately, the failure of MGM to grant the rights to use the footage from the original film (to have been used in Francis' or someone else's flashbacks) killed the project.

    Rushing for a filler, Coon asked Roddenberry about using "The Cage", which Roddenberry had wanted to hold back as a 'film of the week' possibility. He relented, the adaptations were made, and the show went forward as we eventually saw on TV.
     
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  11. Paradon

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    They cut the scene where Admiral Forest and Archer were having a meeting with the member of Vulcan consulate, including ambassador Savol and T'Pol, at their favorite hangout, Cheese World. They ate all the cheese they want at only half price being Star Fleet officers.
     
  12. Arpy

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    Given that the Galaxy Class starships were so named because they were the first class of Federation starship that could in theory explore the entire galaxy by themselves, the first wave of Galaxy Class starships were each named after a galactic arm - one that they could each be charged with exploring. The USS Perseus, Sagittarius, Orion, Centaurus, etc.

    The second wave was named for political reasons...a new Enterprise...a ship named for Ambassador Yamato who forged lasting peace with the Klingons after Narendra III...etc

    The third wave was named for great endeavors...the USS Odyssey, the USS Venture...the Expedition, the...um...Endeavor
     
  13. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    Did the TNG tech manual say that the first three Galaxy class birds were the Galaxy, the Yamato and the Enterprise?

    EDIT: Gah, look who forgot what thread he was in. Well, it's late and I just got off work and I am tired. I have an excuse.
     
  14. captcalhoun

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    ^that's embarassing.
     
  15. Paradon

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    When T'Pol is under stress and is nervous, her muscle twitches making her left boob move in a spastic motion. Unfortunately, the scenes were never aired due to Scott Backula not being able to concentrate during filming which made the quality shots poor. Brandon Braga attempted several time to add the scene in different episode to boost rating and fail miserably.
     
  16. T'Girl

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    ^ FACT: In one famous scene, John Billingsley as Dr. Phlox can be seen attempting to hold Jolene Blalock's left breast still with both hands, just so that they could get through a shot.
     
  17. T'Girl

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    FACT: A well known line was originally scripted for Worf, but was deemed too extreme for television of the time. The line was instead given to Martia in the movie TUC.

    Shelby: "What's that coming out of your armpit?"

    Worf: "Not all species keep their genitals in the same place."

    :)
     
  18. Bill Morris

    Bill Morris Commodore Commodore

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    FACT: Boob twtching among Vulcan females is a common sign of trellium-D addiction.
     
  19. Nightdiamond

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    Plans for an upcoming Star Trek musical have been canceled.

    It was to include 20 major cast members from various Trek series, and was projected to cost at least 35 million dollars to produce.

    Sources say backstage bickering was the cause, as one unnamed cast member demanded a dressing room with 2 bathrooms and an automatic shampoo dispenser as part of the deal.

    Some cast members showed up even though they were not slated to star in the musical.

    One important cast member reportedly insisted on a record deal in which the music was described as 'adult temporary classical jazz fusion with hip/hop overtones'.

    Another demanded a 60 minute solo performance with all the other cast members at least '115 feet' away from the stage.

    One cast member refused to wear the special effects makeup, and yet wanted to be known by his or her's character name onstage.

    After a heated, 'My Trek is way better than yours' argument between several cast members occurred, Paramount said 'forget it', and went with "Glee".
     
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  20. grabthars hammer

    grabthars hammer Captain Captain

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    "Porthos" had to be held in restraints whenever Rick Berman visited the Enterprise set, due to the dog's apparent desire to attack his private region on sight. It may or may not be coincidental that Jolene Blalock developed an avid interest in dog-training during her time on the show.