Star Trek

All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

New this month Trivia: The title is taken from Macbeth Act 5, Scene 5.

hifijohn

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."

Movie Nut

The Empath - S3-E12

New this month Trivia: Although the two Vians are identified as Thann and Lal in the closing credits, they are never referred to by name on screen.

All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

New this month Trivia: Although James Doohan's voice is heard over a communicator, he is never actually seen in the episode.

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New this month Suggested correction: Stating the obvious is hardly trivia. This is also not the only episode where members of the crew are seen but not heard.

Jason Hoffman

I never knew that! While obvious if you watch the episode itself, bear in mind lots of this is just read by people browsing, reading for background info, not necessarily people watching the show, or who've seen the episode in question.

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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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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

New this month Trivia: This is the only episode that doesn't feature any scenes set aboard the Enterprise.

hifijohn

The Way to Eden - S3-E20

New this month Trivia: Dr. Sevrin is based on Timothy Leary, a psychologist and writer.

hifijohn

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.

Movie Nut

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.

Trivia: The Vulcan Nerve Pinch was invented by Leonard Nimoy as a way for Spock to overpower opponents without having to resort to violence.

Cubs Fan

Trivia: Leonard Nimoy created the hand gesture that Vulcans give when they say, "Live Long and Prosper." He is Jewish, and the spreading of the fingers resembles the hand gesture taken from the ceremony performed by the descendants of the priestly family during holiday prayer services.

Trivia: The slanting crawlway that leads up to the warp-drive nacelles is referred to as a "Jefferies tube." This is a tribute to art director Walter M. Jefferies.

Trivia: Though the Captain Kirk line of "Beam me up Scotty" is an often quoted Star Trek line Kirk never actually said that line at any point during any of the episodes.

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.

That Which Survives - S3-E17

Trivia: Actress Lee Meriwether says she was teased daily by a playful DeForest Kelley while shooting "That Which Survives." He continually pulled down the glued-on cloth rectangle that NBC insisted should conceal her navel, then squinted at her tummy and asked, "What time is it?" On the final day of filming, she got back at him. When Kelley peeled off the cloth, he broke up laughing before he could ask the question. Meriwether had glued a small, ticking clock over her navel - set to the correct time, of course.

Jean G

Trivia: The Klingon species was named for Lt. Wilbur Clingan, who served on the LAPD with Gene Roddenberry.

Cubs Fan

Trivia: Before the series went on the air, Gene Roddenberry expressed concerns about the sound effects in Star Trek's intro. He wondered if the "swish" effect of the passing ship should be removed, since there's no sound in space. Desilu Studios polled preview audiences about it; the majority said they liked the effect because it conveyed great speed, and that the scientific inaccuracy didn't bother them. So the "swish" was allowed to remain.

Jean G

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.

Mark English

Trivia: A perennial Star Trek extra, the tall blond Eddie Paskey played a red-shirted crewman standing in the background in virtually every Trek episode for all 3 seasons. He rarely had any lines, and was even killed off in "Obsession," but was back on duty anyhow in the following episodes and for the rest of the series.

Jean G

Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

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

Cubs Fan

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