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10 Things You Probably Didnít Know About the Original Star Trek
io9 ^ | August 4, 2011 | Charlie Jane Anders and Mandy Curtis

Posted on 08/07/2011 2:06:25 PM PDT by EveningStar

Space may be the final frontier, but Star Trek is a well-explored universe by now. Captain Kirk, the Enterprise, transporters, phasers, tricorders and Klingons are part of our common language. But there's still tons of insane stuff you've never heard about Trek.

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To: DejaJude

Worf mentioned it when they went back in time to Kirk’s Enterprise. He said it was a story best left for another time.


21 posted on 08/07/2011 2:31:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: cripplecreek

“Enterprise” actually plausibly explained that. The Klingons originally had the forehead plates. They attempted to create a caste of warriors combining human and other DNA with Klingon using a virus that got loose.


22 posted on 08/07/2011 2:33:06 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: DejaJude; cripplecreek
Don't you guys remember the classic scene from DS9?

Worf acknowledged the difference in appearances when the crew of Deep Space 9 returned to the 23rd century in the episode "Trials and Tribble-ations," but offered no explanation, saying merely, "We do not discuss it with outsiders."[24]

23 posted on 08/07/2011 2:33:52 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: EveningStar

I did not realize that The Enterprise featured a 6-lane bowling alley. Now that is hard to wrap my head around, Dr. Spock or the Captain renting those goofy bowling shoes and bowling three strings as they visited distant galaxies, going where no man has gone before.

I happened to go bowling on Friday for the first time in years and am I sore! My back, my arms, the upper parts of my legs are still sore even today. I also got very poor scores in two of my three strings but for the second game, I triumphantly bowled a 155.

24 posted on 08/07/2011 2:34:40 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: P.O.E.
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I got a nekkid one too

25 posted on 08/07/2011 2:35:10 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: cripplecreek
FWIW. From the ST Deep Space 9 episode: "Trials and Tribble-ations", referencing TOS episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles":

Bashir: "Those are Klingons?"
Waitress: "All right. You boys have had enough."
Odo: "Mister Worf?"
Worf: "They are Klingons, and it is a long story."
O'Brien: "What happened? Some kind genetic engineering?"
Bashir: "A viral mutation?"
Worf: "We do not discuss it with outsiders."

Link

26 posted on 08/07/2011 2:35:19 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: PoloSec
Pimp me up Scotty!

What are you talking about?

27 posted on 08/07/2011 2:38:12 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Reagan Man

it was touched on above and I do not remember the exact episode of Enterprise...

I do remember that it has something to do with the augments created by Dr. Singh and the Klingons attempting to create their own super-Klingons based on his work.


28 posted on 08/07/2011 2:41:52 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: EveningStar

Bump for later reading


29 posted on 08/07/2011 2:41:52 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (When is the Queen Haters reunion tour?)
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To: freejohn

X wife of a congressman....


30 posted on 08/07/2011 2:43:08 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SamAdams76

That really bowled me over too.


31 posted on 08/07/2011 2:44:13 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: freejohn

Jerri Ryan was on Warehouse 13 this week. She was in a wedding dress for most of the show.


32 posted on 08/07/2011 2:45:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: freejohn

Goodness, that girl has almost too much of the right stuff.

Note that I said “almost”.


33 posted on 08/07/2011 2:50:08 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: stefanbatory

I remember the original episodes very well and posted the titles from TOS and DS9. I don’t think “Enterprise” touched on the storyline, however. The link I provided gives some additional insight/pov on the issue. Again, fwiw.


34 posted on 08/07/2011 2:50:17 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: EveningStar
When he was directing himself and had to watch the footage afterwards — for example in Star Trek V — he found it really uncomfortable.

It was uncomfortable for everyone who watched it.

35 posted on 08/07/2011 2:52:32 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: EveningStar
T'Pol - IAMD (TOS Uniform) Pictures, Images and Photos

Needed more Vulcans in miniskirts.

36 posted on 08/07/2011 2:54:39 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: sinanju

And Nurse Chapel was Gene Roddenberry’s wife.


37 posted on 08/07/2011 2:56:43 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: freejohn

I still could not believe that Ryan’s congressman husband CHEATED on her. There are just things in this universe that are unexplainable...like dude, she’s hot.


38 posted on 08/07/2011 2:57:42 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: EveningStar
My understanding is Bill Shatner took one look at the scene and said, ‘No you will not! If anyone's going to be part of the first interracial kiss in television history, it's going to be me!' So they rewrote it.

Most men would be looking for an excuse to kiss Nichelle Nichols.

39 posted on 08/07/2011 2:57:57 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: cripplecreek

There was an episode in on Deep Space Nine with Worf in it where they go back in time and they use footage from the trouble with tribbles with the non bumpy headed Klingons. There is a scene in the cafeteria and one of Worfs mates who also did the time travel thing asks him about the difference and Worf just looks ready to give up and says don’t ask. If I recall the explanation given when the bumpy headed Klingons showed up in the first Star Trek movie was the old Klingons were from the southern part of the home planet and the bumpy ones from the northern part.


40 posted on 08/07/2011 2:58:40 PM PDT by xp38
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