Star Trek

Bread and Circuses - S2-E25

New this month Trivia: When Scotty orders the blackout on the planet, the camera looks at Chekov's hands. It is a re-used shot of his hands from Season 2 Episode 4 "Mirror, Mirror."

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The Ultimate Computer - S2-E24

New this month Trivia: As Scotty and Spock work in the Jeffries Tube, Scotty's right hand is resting on his thigh, and his missing middle finger is visible.

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Journey to Babel - S2-E10

New this month Trivia: Vulcans generally do not smile, but after Amanda says "I love you" to Sarek, then playfully chides him about it, he touches her fingers and smiles.

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Patterns of Force - S2-E21

Trivia: The episode "Patterns Of Force" was aired only once on German TV, after which it was prohibited to be broadcast by any German TV station again to this day, because of its Nazi theme.

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Trivia: Prop master Jim Rugg "animated" the tribbles by inserting wind-up toys under their fur to make them crawl, and by supplying some with small balloons and concealed air hoses, making them appear to breathe.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: Paramount's press releases in 1967 claimed that the Soviet news agency Pravda had complained about Star Trek having no Russian characters, so they were adding Chekov. This story was completely bogus. (Star Trek never aired in the U.S.S.R.) NBC wanted to appeal to the 8-14 teenybopper crowd, and asked Roddenberry to add a character who looked like Davy Jones of the Monkees. So Chekov debuted in season 2, replete with a bad Beatle wig that was, thankfully, soon jettisoned.

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Mirror, Mirror - S2-E4

Trivia: Because Barbara Luna came down with strep, all of Marlena's kissing scenes with Kirk had to be put on hold. They were shot a month later when she'd recovered. "And you can tell," Luna says. "In the kissing scenes, I'm several pounds thinner."

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Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Trivia: Robert Lansing was the only guest star to have his name listed after the teaser and intial opening credits, during the beginning of Act I.

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Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Trivia: This episode was originally intended to be a pilot episode for a spin-off show for the character Gary Seven. This is why Robert Lansing's name appears at the start of the show.

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Trivia: One week after shooting, William Campbell (the Klingon captain) returned to the set and collected some of the Tribbles for children in his neighbourhood. But when the episode was eventually aired, he was swamped by requests for Tribbles.

Who Mourns for Adonais? - S2-E2

Trivia: An ending that was planned but abandoned for this episode would have revealed that Lieutenant Palamas was pregnant with Apollo's child.

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Trivia: At the very end, in talking about the future of the two characters, Spock says, "We could say that Mr. Seven and Miss Lincoln have some interesting experiences in store for them." While this seems like a strange thing for him to say, this episode was a "backdoor pilot" for a spinoff series with the same title (see Teri Garr's Wikipedia entry). But the idea wasn't sold and Mr. Seven and Miss Lincoln never had any further interesting experiences. The Enterprise's history log was evidently wrong.

The Changeling - S2-E3

Trivia: When Kirk, Spock and McCoy view biographical data on Nomad's creator, Jackson Roykirk, we see a man on the screen. This man is actually the director, Marc Daniels.

Patterns of Force - S2-E21

Trivia: Some parts of the film Kirk and Spock watch are historical footage, some of it is made specially for this episode. If you look very closely you can see the Fuhrer Adolf Hitler in a car at one of his ceremonies. Beware he is hard to spot, because most of the time his head is behind some flags. (00:06:20)

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The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Trivia: The intention of introducing the Klingon Capt. Koloth was to bring in a counterpart and recurring adversary for Kirk, but that intention was never carried out.

Return to Tomorrow - S2-E20

Trivia: The title "Return to Tomorrow" didn't translate well into other languages. So in France, the episode became "You Are Nothing But Dust"; in Japan, "Energy at 160 Kilometers Underground," and in Germany, "Ghost Craves Body!"

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Patterns of Force - S2-E21

Trivia: Eneg (Patrick Horgan) is Gene spelled backwards, an homage to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

Patterns of Force - S2-E21

Trivia: The front of the Ekosian Chancellery is an actual office building of Paramount Pictures.

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Who Mourns for Adonais? - S2-E2

Trivia: The hand seen stopping and holding the Enterprise is Gene Roddenberry's.

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By Any Other Name - S2-E22

Trivia: In this episode, Scotty tries to get a Kelvin drunk. When asked what the liquor is, Scotty says "It is green." In the episode "Relics" (The Next Generation) Scotty asks Data what the unnamed liquor is, Data sniffs the bottle and says "it is... (sniffs)...it is... (sniffs)...it is green"

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