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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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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: beamthistopicout; startrek; worstexcerptever
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1 posted on 08/07/2011 2:06:31 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg; KevinDavis

ping


2 posted on 08/07/2011 2:07:56 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I guess I’m a nerd. There was nothing new there.


3 posted on 08/07/2011 2:11:51 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: EveningStar

Such as... ?


4 posted on 08/07/2011 2:12:04 PM PDT by Rio
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To: EveningStar

Hm I knew most of those.


5 posted on 08/07/2011 2:13:26 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: EveningStar

While growing watching Star Trek TOS, I never knew it would lead to 7 of 9. But WOW!


6 posted on 08/07/2011 2:14:57 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: EveningStar

I have a couple of questions.

First, what happened to the Andorians? Did the the Federation ethnically cleanse them from the galaxy?

Second, what the hell happened to the Klingons. In the original series they didn’t have bumpy foreheads but they did in all the later series. Even the “Enterprise” prequal series gave them bumpy noggins.


7 posted on 08/07/2011 2:14:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: EveningStar

Happy 100th birthday, Lucy - and THANKS!


8 posted on 08/07/2011 2:17:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: EveningStar

Pimp me up Scotty!


9 posted on 08/07/2011 2:17:56 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: cripplecreek

As for the Klingons in the original series, I think it was just the limited budget that kept the Klingons looking more or less like us.

You see some of the scenes with a few beardless Klingons and it’s hilarious. You realize that Klingons were just like us only with a coating of motor oil.


10 posted on 08/07/2011 2:17:57 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: cripplecreek

The Federation did that once they figured out how to make authentic Andorian ale!


11 posted on 08/07/2011 2:18:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: EveningStar

always ahead of its time.

12 posted on 08/07/2011 2:18:14 PM PDT by _a_0_0_
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To: cripplecreek

The Andorians pop back up in “Enterprise”.


13 posted on 08/07/2011 2:18:49 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: EveningStar

You are correct, I knew none of those bits of trivia about Star Trek. I think that a Star Trek convention just completed here in Nashville. No, I did not attend.


14 posted on 08/07/2011 2:20:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Bryanw92; P.O.E.

I read that in “The Cage” the character that viewers violently hated was Majel Barret as the female first officer “Number One”. Supposedly, female viewers hated her most of all.

So she came back as the lovesick Nurse Chapel...


15 posted on 08/07/2011 2:20:41 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Jack Hydrazine
What are you trying to say Pinkskin?

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Personally I think the Andorians would have been better allies than the Vulcans. The Vulcans were devious backstabbers but you always knew where you stood with the Andorians.
16 posted on 08/07/2011 2:25:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: cripplecreek
Second, what the hell happened to the Klingons. In the original series they didn’t have bumpy foreheads but they did in all the later series. Even the “Enterprise” prequal series gave them bumpy noggins.

I remember reading something about that once. It had something to do with coming from a certain class or clan of Klingon.

17 posted on 08/07/2011 2:28:30 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: cripplecreek
I believe you see at least one on the bridge of Excelsior in ST:VI.
18 posted on 08/07/2011 2:28:40 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: EveningStar

I always liked Star Trek tho do not consider myself even close to a “Trekkie”. Like most shows there were some good and weak episodes. Some of the better ones involved conflict with Romulans or Klingons.

I do think they did an amazing job of saving the footage from the pilot and using it to create a couple of very good episodes.

I saw an interview with their props manager and it really is surprising how well he did with so little. Much of their sets came from Paramount’s dumpsters. He said they did have one advantage in that no one knew what a star ship was supposed to look like.


19 posted on 08/07/2011 2:29:34 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: EveningStar

I remember reading that the top NASA scientists visited the set of the bridge in the 60s to see what they thought. They agreed that most of the situation would be realized in our future.. warp speed, space travel, even transporters. The one thing they all agreed would never happen was getting doors to open and close by themselves...


20 posted on 08/07/2011 2:31:09 PM PDT by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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