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Did You Know....
- Gene Roddenberry was the first writer/producer to ever be immortalized in Hollywood's Walk of Fame on September 4th 1986.
- When 'TWOK' came out in June 4, 1982, it broke box-office records for the biggest opening weekend ever. One week later, Steven Spielberg's "E.T." came out and couldn't match 'Khan's weekend.
- Andrew J. Robinson (Garak) was considered for the role of 'Captain Will Decker' in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. He was also a runner-up for the role of Odo on 'DS9.'
- Trekkie Crown Prince Abdullah of Jordan appears in the 2nd season Voyager episode "Investigations". He is seen talking to Harry, until Neelix interrupts them. He is now the King of Jordan.
- In the novelization of TMP, written by Gene Roddenberry, the identity of the other person killed in the transporter accident is Lori Ciana, Admiral Kirk's wife.
- TMP director Robert Wise is not only a multiple-time Oscar Winner for 'Best Director', but was also an Editor for Orson Welles' masterpiece "Citizen Kane."
- Ever since his days on DS9, writer Ronald D. Moore wanted to do a musical episode. He was still planning it until he left 'Voyager.'
- George Takei ran for Los Angeles City Council in 1973.
- The role of 'Rasmussen' in the TNG episode 'A Matter of Time' was originally meant for Robin Williams, but couldn't shoot the episode due to scheduling problems on the movie 'Hook.'
- Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir) is the nephew of Malcolm McDowell (Soran).
- Rick Berman has an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Series while serving as Senior Producer for "The Big Blue Marble."
- The song sung by Data in 'Star Trek Nemesis', "Blue Skies" (written by Irving Berlin) was the first song ever to be used in a motion picture; "The Jazz Singer" from 1927.
- 'Star Trek Generations' was the first Hollywood film to boast its own World Wide Web site as a promotional tool, in 1994.
- There were rumors that Wesley Crusher was to be the love child of Jean-Luc and Beverly, but Gene died before using the story.
- Only 6 actors (Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett, Robert Picardo and Brent Spiner) have a writing credit in an episode or movie.
- Quantum Leap creator Donald P. Bellisario knew JFK assasin Lee Harvey Oswald from his time in the US Marine Corps. He would write an episode where Scott Bakula's Sam Beckett would 'leap' into Oswald.
- Star Trek The Motion Picture was the 3rd most expensive movie of all-time in 1979.
- During the filming of TUC, Kim Cattrall posed nude on the Captain's Chair no less, while wearing her Vulcan ears. Once Leonard Nimoy found out about this, he had the pictures destroyed. Cattrall has since admitted to doing this while Nimoy has never commented on it.
- A scene in the Paramount film 'Frankie and Johnny' required Al Pacino to have a surprised expression on his face after opening a door; director Garry Marshall arranged for Shatner and Nimoy (in costume) to be on the other side of the door.
- One of popular comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis's first jobs was to write the back-up story for 'Star Trek: Deep Space 9-The Maquis' #1.
- When pitching 'Star Trek' to CBS, the network used Gene Roddenberry's ideas for Trek to help several problems they had with a new show they were hoping to launch, 'Lost in Space.'
- Quark was supposed to appear in a short cameo at the end of 'Star Trek: Insurrecttion', but the scene was cut since it didn't make much sense.
- Due to playing a 'bad guy' his whole career, NBC didn't feel the public would accept DeForest Kelley as a good guy Doctor.
- The original Star Trek was nominated for Outstanding Dramatic Series for the first two seasons. Yet, they never won an Emmy in any other category neither.
- James Doohan lost his right middle finger while serving under the Royal Canadian Artillary in World War II.
- Rick Berman had to save Alexander Siddig's (Julian Bashir) job from Paramount after the first season of DS9 due to a massive backlash against the character.
- The character of Zapp Branigan on the cartoon "Futurama" was based on the idea 'what if William Shatner was Captain of the Enterprise.'
- Jerry Lewis was going to play 'The Comedian' in the TNG episode "The Outrageous Okona", but his schedule prevented him from doing so.
- Rick Berman and Mike Piller created Ro Laren with the sole purpose of setting up her character and her race for DS9. But actress Michelle Forbes didn't want a weekly commitment.
- Star Trek: Voyager is the only television show in TV Guide history to be featured on the cover of the publication before the editors could even see the show.
- Susan Gibney (Leah Brahms and Captain Benteen) was a finalist for the roles of Captain Janeway, Seven of Nine and the Borg QUeen in 'First Contact'
- Before getting the role of Phlox, John Billingsley was close to playing the role of 'Marshall Flinkman' on ALIAS.
- Famed actor/director Orson Welles was the narrator in the Star Trek The Motion Picture trailers.
- James Doohan lost his right middle finger while serving under the Royal Canadian Artillary in World War II. He was shot five other times that night (in the leg and chest).
- James Doohan came up with the Klingon language in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."
- The ashes of Gene Roddenberry were scattered in space by the crew of the USS Columbia in 1992.
- When UPN premiered in January of 1995 with Star Trek Voyager, it was only the second time in TV history that a network made its debut and beat all others in ratings with over 20 million viewers. In fact, 'Caretaker' still ranks amongst the two highest rated hours in UPN's history.
- The original title of TWOK was to be "The Vengeance of Khan", but it was changed because the third Star Wars movie, then titled "Revenge of the Jedi", was too similar and was to be released a year later.
- The whole cast of TOS has their hands and signatures cemented in front of Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood in 1991.
- The space shuttle "Enterprise" was given its name after NASA received over 400,000 requests from Star Trek fans in 1976.
- Rosalind Chao (Keiko O'Brien) was supposed to be a regular on DS9, but she opted out in order to spend more time with her family.
- "The Cage" was one of the, if not the, most expensive pilots ever produced at the time.
- The writing staff of Voyager wanted to originally end Season 3 with the mimetic aliens (from "Demons") to return home and dock on DS9.
- Scott Bakula was nominated for an Emmy 4 times for his role as Samuel Beckett on NBC's sci-fi series 'Quantum Leap.'
- UPN nixed the idea of making "A Season of Hell" where Voyager would get beat up by Annorax throughout the whole year.

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