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Ten More Pieces of Star Trek Trivia

Updated on May 23, 2019
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Ten More Pieces of Star Trek Trivia

I had so much fun doing my first Trek Trivia article, so I thought I would add another ten fun facts that I have found out about this long running series. I am quite amazed by the number of actors that keep returning back to the Star Trek universe, it must be a really fun and tight knit crew on all the different titles.

The new Star Trek film did really well and its about time that they brought a new series out which properly captures the previous series. At the bottom of the article, I have included a poll with some of my own personal ideas and there are some rumoured new series that have been in planning for over the decade. Have a vote or drop me a comment on what you believe would work.

Right now, below us is another ten fun facts that I hope you will enjoy!

The Original USS Enterprise
The Original USS Enterprise

Star Trek Trivia

  • The Borg were originally meant to have been a more of an insect race, rather than the cybernetic amalgamation of different species. Owing to financial concerns, this idea was scrapped.
  • Many of the supporting actors play many different characters throughout the series. Jeffery Combs plays Weyoun in DS9 and the Andorian Commander Krem in Enterprise. Combs also played a Starfleet officer Kevin Mulcahey in DS9.
  • Star Trek Voyager actor Tim Russ who plays Commander Tuvok, originally auditioned for the role of Geordi La Forge in Star Trek:TNG.
  • Ethan Phillips(Neelix), Armin Shimerman(Quark) and Tim Russ(Tuvok) have all appeared in DS9, Startrek:TNG and Star Trek Voyager. The only three actors to do so, although not always as those characters.
  • In Star Trek Nemesis, the Remans, who debut in this film, are a side species of the Romulans. According to Roman legend, the founders of the city of Rome were two brothers who were named Romulus and Remus.

Even More Star Trek Trivia

  • The actor Steven Culp as Cmdr. Madden, was meant to replace William Riker as the Enterprise's first officer. Culp later appeared as Major Hayes in the third season of Star Trek Enterprise (2001).
  • The Borg Queen was created because the writers were having difficulty in writing dialogue for what was intended to be the Borg's central computer.
  • When auditioning for the part of the emergency holographic doctor, Robert Picardo was asked to say the line "Somebody forgot to turn off my program". He did so, then ad-libbed "I'm a doctor, not a light bulb" and got the part.
  • Jeri Ryan turned down the role of Seven of Nine four times, she only accepted the part after repeated lobbying by executive producer Jeri Taylor. The introduction of Seven of Nine allegedly kept the series on air as she boosted the ratings.
  • The USS Defiant introduced in Star Trek DS9 (1993) was built for the sole purpose to fight and defeat the Borg. This movie features the only time the ship fights the Borg and it did not fair too well.

What do you think?

Of these new Star Trek ideas which would be more interesting?

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Andrew Stewart


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