Skip to comments.10 Things You Probably Didnít Know About the Original Star Trek
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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I guess I’m a nerd. There was nothing new there.
Such as... ?
Hm I knew most of those.
While growing watching Star Trek TOS, I never knew it would lead to 7 of 9. But WOW!
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.
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Pimp me up Scotty!
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.
The Federation did that once they figured out how to make authentic Andorian ale!
always ahead of its time.
The Andorians pop back up in “Enterprise”.
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.
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...
I remember reading something about that once. It had something to do with coming from a certain class or clan of Klingon.
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.
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...
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