Best TV trivia of 1966

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Trivia: Gene Roddenberry created the transporter as an easier (and cheaper) way of getting Enterprise crew members onto a planet's surface, rather than landing the ship on the planet.

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Trivia: The 1966 T.V. Batmobile was created from a decade-old "concept show car" designed and built in 1955 by Ford's Lincoln Division. It was called the Lincoln Futura, and was originally a pearlescent pale green. After several years on the car show rounds (and an appearance in one movie, repainted red), it was sold for $1 to George Barris who stored it outdoors for 6 years. When FOX called looking for Barris to build a car for the show, they gave him 3 weeks, so he grabbed this already-weird looking car he had out back, sketched a few changes and passed the physical work to Bill Cushenberry. It was finished on time and the rest is history.

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The Son Of A Gypsy - S1-E16

Trivia: The guy who Micky speaks to at the party is in fact James Frawley (the director of the episode).

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The Psychic - S1-E28

Trivia: Watch the drive-in theater marquis when Briggs drives in to pick up his assignment. It reads "Geller and Solow / Spend the Money" - an in-joke reference to producer Bruce Geller and Desilu executive Herb Solow.

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Trivia: In "Buffy's Fair Lady" (season 5), Mary Ann - the little girl in the green dress at Buffy's party - is played by Lori Loughlin, who would later play Rebecca in "Full House". She is credited as Lori Loughton in this episode.

Jeff Swanson
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Trivia: Throughout the series, many shots of the extensive time tunnel project are actually "borrowed" footage of the Krell laboratory complex from the 1956 film Forbidden Planet.

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The Bring 'Em Back Alive Raid - S1-E26

Trivia: The scene of a German guard in a tower scanning with a spotlight from "Hogan's Heroes" is used to spotlight Moffitt, Hitch, and Tully during their escape.

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Trivia: According to his creators, Britt Reid is a descendant of the Lone Ranger's nephew, Dan Reid. Apparently the "masked man syndrome" ran in the family.

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Trivia: A prominent first-season character, Burke Devlin was originally portrayed by actor Mitchell Ryan. However, Ryan was abruptly fired from the show in 1967 due to his alcoholism. Actor Anthony George assumed the remainder of the role until Burke Devlin's death (in a plane crash) in 1968.

Charles Austin Miller
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