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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"14 Things You Might Not Know About Star Trek"

As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Star Trek. In fact, a lot of what I do these days -- including my job -- has to do with Star Trek. So, you'd expect me to know a lot about the topic, right? You'd be surprised.

Here's a list of 14 things you might not know about Star Trek:

1. The USS Enterprise was originally named the Yorktown.
2. Jeri Ryan ("Seven of Nine") was offered her role... four times.
3. Scotty had a hand double.
4. Leonard Nimoy was not the first choice for Spock.
5. Geordi’s visor was actually a modified auto filter.
6. The Borg was originally designed to be a race of insectoids.
7. Star Trek’s most famous line was not original.
8. Gene Roddenberry rests peacefully in space.
9. Watching all 726 episodes and 11 films back-to-back would take three weeks.
10. Michelle Forbes ("Ensign Ro") was the original choice for Major Kira on DS9.
11. Jadzia Dax’s Trill spots were hand-painted every day.
12. Kate Mulgrew was not the first choice for "Captain Janeway" on Star Trek: Voyager.
13. Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, shaved his beard for Star Trek.
14. Star Trek is credited with the first interracial kiss on television.

Ironically, some of these even I didn't know! Take a peek at the original list of of 14 things you might not know about Star Trek -- complete with photos, videos, and explanations. Enjoy!

-Jon

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