Star Trek

Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Trivia: Don't know if its intentional or not? This is the only episode of Star Trek, (the Original Series) that I know of, where a person makes a sound after being stunned by a phaser. As Kirk and crew stun the group of men with pipes, listen carefully as the last one falls to the ground. He makes a "oh-ah" or groaning sound. After reviewing all the episodes prior and after. This is the only person who makes any kind of noise after being stunned. Maybe it was the parasite infecting his body that allowed him to do this.

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Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Trivia: The dead body of Kirk's brother, Sam, is played by William Shatner.

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The Corbomite Maneuver - S1-E10

Trivia: In this episode, Uhura is wearing a command gold uniform - in other episodes she has a red uniform.

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Miri - S1-E8

Trivia: Many of the "onlies" in the final scenes of this episode were the children of Star Trek's cast and crew. They included William Shatner's two young daughters, Leslie and Lisabeth Shatner. (00:43:40)

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The Man Trap - S1-E1

Trivia: When Janice Rand brings him his plate of food, Sulu says to her, "May the great bird of the galaxy bless your planet." This is a reference to series creator Gene Roddenberry, whose nickname was "The Great Bird of the Galaxy."

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The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Trivia: The costume of the Salt Vampire from "The Man Trap" appears in Trelane's castle. It is in an alcove near the front door.

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The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Trivia: William Campbell later appeared as Klingon captain Koloth in "The Trouble with Tribbles."

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The Menagerie (1) - S1-E11

Trivia: Gene Roddenberry wanted "alien plants" for the planet's surface, but had trouble communicating the idea to the prop department. They sent dozens of lush, green potted specimens, all very terrestrial. A frustrated Roddenberry finally grabbed one potted tree, yanked it out of the soil and stuck it back in upside down with its bare, tangled roots exposed. "There," he grumped. "Now that's an alien plant!"

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Miri - S1-E8

Trivia: This episode was not broadcast in the United Kingdom for many years due to the BBC deeming its content of the away team being beaten up by children being too scary for its time slot. It was finally shown on the BBC for the first time as part of a complete re-run of the series in the 1990s and nowadays is present in all re-runs of the show.

Miri - S1-E8

Trivia: Steven McEveety (the red-haired boy) is the son of Vincent McEveety, the director of this episode.

Shore Leave - S1-E15

Trivia: "Shore Leave" was the first of many Star Trek episodes (and movies) partially shot at Vasquez Rocks, a distinctive California desert rock formation named for a 19th Century bandit who once had a hideout there. Kirk and Finnegan's fistfight and Kirk's encounter with Ruth were both shot at Vasquez. The formation is most prominently featured in "Arena," when Kirk pushes the boulder off its peak onto the Gorn.

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Shore Leave - S1-E15

Trivia: William Shatner recalls having a "lame-brained" attack of bravado during "Shore Leave's" filming and insisting that Kirk should wrestle the tiger - without a stunt double. Gene Roddenberry finally convinced him that he was much too valuable to the show to risk his life for a stunt. Thirty years later on a Sci Fi Channel special, Shatner said, "Thank you, Gene, for preventing me from becoming a hair ball!"

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The Menagerie (1) - S1-E11

Trivia: For her Orion slave girl dance, Susan Oliver was painted green from head to toe. But every time production footage of her came back from the processing lab, no trace of her green make-up job showed on film. After three rounds of Gene Roddenberry ordering the make-up crew to "paint her greener!" it was finally deduced that the lab techs, assuming her color was a lighting error, had been re-tinting her a nice, healthy pink every time.

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What Are Little Girls Made Of? - S1-E7

Trivia: The phaser weapon that Brown, then Andrea, used was from the pilot episode with Captain Pike.

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Shore Leave - S1-E15

Trivia: Because Theodore Sturgeon's original script for "Shore Leave" was so complex, many scenes were too expensive to film. Gene Roddenberry had to hastily rewrite many of these minutes before they were shot, resulting in some segments that were ad-libbed because the rewrites hadn't been completed. McCoy's "distracted" scene with Yeoman Barrows is one of these.

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Arena - S1-E18

Trivia: Once Kirk arrives on the planet and begins running up the rocks, notice that he is no longer wearing the regulation Starfleet boots, but instead, wearing lace-up wrestler shoes. The laces can be seen as Kirk climbs up to push the huge rock onto the Gorn.

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The Corbomite Maneuver - S1-E10

Trivia: After Kirk leaves Sickbay, and after McCoy says one of his "What am I...?" questions (i.e., I'm a doctor, not a _______), he says, "If I jumped every time a light flashed around here, I'd end up talking to myself." Later, in Star Trek V, as he's watching Kirk climb the mountain, he says, to himself, "'You'll enjoy shore leave. You'll be able to relax'. You call this relaxing? I'm a nervous wreck. If I'm not careful, I'll end up talking to myself."

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The Corbomite Maneuver - S1-E10

Trivia: The voice of the Balok puppet in this episode is Ted Cassidy, who played Lurch in "The Addams Family". Cassidy had previously starred as Ruk in the episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"

Miri - S1-E8

Trivia: Phil Morris, son of the actor Greg Morris, appears as a boy in this episode. He would later go on to star in the feature film "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" as well as "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager".

Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Trivia: As the Enterprise encounters the field, Gary Mitchell is affected, and his eyes glow with an unknown, alien force. In the Star Trek The Next Generation novel "Q Squared", Q engages Trelane in a fight and is blasted backwards into the past, into a formless mass of energy. When the Enterprise encounters the energy at the edge of the galaxy, Q enters into Mitchel, giving him the power of Q.

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