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LITTLE KNOWN STAR TREK FACTS...

edward.anderson

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Report this Apr. 23 2012, 4:05 pm

In the TOS episode (I'm sorry I've forgotten the name of it) featuring the alien creature called a mugatu. In the episode's script it was originally called a "gumatu". But DeForest Kelly kept messing up the pronunciation during filming so they just changed it to mugatu.

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Report this Apr. 23 2012, 4:39 pm

Quote: edward.anderson @ Apr. 23 2012, 4:05 pm

>In the TOS episode (I'm sorry I've forgotten the name of it) featuring the alien creature called a mugatu. In the episode's script it was originally called a "gumatu". But DeForest Kelly kept messing up the pronunciation during filming so they just changed it to mugatu.


The episode is "A Private Little War"


 


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edward.anderson

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Report this Apr. 23 2012, 9:47 pm

Yes that's it, thank you Vulcan Lady. :)

These two facts are probably fairly well known but I'm posting them anyway. Jonathan Frakes (Riker on TNG) is married to soap opera actress Genie Francis. And Roxann Dawson, or Biggs-Dawson, (B'Elanna on Voyager) and Casey Biggs (Damar on Deep Space 9) were married at one time. As I understand it they were divorced by the time he appeared on Deep Space 9.

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Report this Apr. 23 2012, 10:07 pm

When The Next Generation was being created Wesley Crusher was originally a teenage girl named Leslie before Roddenberry decided to change it. The character was then named after him. Wesley was Roddenberry's middle name.

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Report this Apr. 23 2012, 10:21 pm

For this one I did a little research to be sure I got the facts straight.

Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar and Sela on TNG) is the granddaughter of Bing Crosby (His son Dennis was her dad) and Bing's daughter Mary Crosby (Natima on an episode of DS9) is her aunt. Interestingly though Denise Crosby is two years older than Mary Crosby.

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Report this Apr. 24 2012, 9:29 am

Quote: edward.anderson @ Apr. 23 2012, 10:21 pm

>For this one I did a little research to be sure I got the facts straight. Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar and Sela on TNG) is the granddaughter of Bing Crosby (His son Dennis was her dad) and Bing's daughter Mary Crosby (Natima on an episode of DS9) is her aunt. Interestingly though Denise Crosby is two years older than Mary Crosby.


Wow, I never knew that.  I used to watch Bing Crosby's Christmas Shows wihen I was a little girl.  I had a crush on his son Nathaniel.  I never knew that the daughter, Mary, and her siblings were related to Denise Crosby.  On the show "Mary" was called Mary Frances.  When she became an actress, she was just called Mary.


You would think that with the Crosby name I would have questioned Denise's name before.  But I never did.    That's cool.


I did notice this FACT though:


At the end of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Frank Capra III is credited as an Assistant Director.


He is the grandson of the famous director Frank Capra, well known for the movie "It's a Wonderful LIfe" and others.








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edward.anderson

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Report this Apr. 24 2012, 12:59 pm

Here's a couple relating to the DS9 episode Sanctuary. Armin Shimerman's wife (He's Quark on DS9) Kitty Swink plays Rozahn in the episode. Also Walter "Chekov" Koenig's son Andrew Koenig is one of the Skrreean youths in the episode. Andrew Koenig was also in several episodes of the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains as Mike Seaver's not too bright buddy Richard "Boner" Stabone. Sady, he committed suicide back in 2010.

Another example of someone's family appearing on DS9. Rachel Robinson who appears in the episode The Visitor is Andrew Robinson's daughter (He of course was Garak).

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Report this Apr. 24 2012, 9:30 pm

I'd almost forgotten this one. Malcolm McDowell, who played the mad Dr. Tolian Soran in Star Trek Generations is Alexander Siddig's (Bashir) uncle. Siddig's mom is Malcolm McDowell's sister.

John Colicos who played the Klingon Kor in TOS and Star Trek: Deep Space 9 also went on to play Lord Baltar on the original classic Battlestar Galactica TV series.

And this one's for people who like episode trivia. In the TOS pilot Where No Man Has Gone Before it's the first and only time a phaser rifle is seen on the original Star Trek. Also, in spite of it later being established as fact that James Kirk's middle initial is T (for Tiberias), on the tombstone that Gary Mitchell creates it clearly says James R. Kirk.

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Report this Apr. 24 2012, 10:55 pm

Quote: edward.anderson @ Apr. 24 2012, 9:30 pm

>I'd almost forgotten this one. Malcolm McDowell, who played the mad Dr. Tolian Soran in Star Trek Generations is Alexander Siddig's (Bashir) uncle. Siddig's mom is Malcolm McDowell's sister. John Colicos who played the Klingon Kor in TOS and Star Trek: Deep Space 9 also went on to play Lord Baltar on the original classic Battlestar Galactica TV series. And this one's for people who like episode trivia. In the TOS pilot Where No Man Has Gone Before it's the first and only time a phaser rifle is seen on the original Star Trek. Also, in spite of it later being established as fact that James Kirk's middle initial is T (for Tiberias), on the tombstone that Gary Mitchell creates it clearly says James R. Kirk.


 


I know about the phaser rifle, because I have one.  It came with the collectible Galileo Seven that I own.


To me it looks too alien-like.  More practical is the phaser.


Thanks for being such a big contributer to the board topic I started.  


Fun.. isn't it?  Keep coming up with stuff.  You're doing better than I did.


 


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Report this Apr. 25 2012, 1:59 pm

Thanks Vulcan Lady, yeah it is fun! I've read up on Star Trek a lot and I've just got a mind for all kinds of facts and trivia.

Some more stuff.

She's not credited but in the Enterprise episode Dead Stop Roxann Dawson does the computer voice of the mysterious space station, she also directed the episode.

A couple things pertaining to Law And Order and it's spinoffs.

Actress Carolyn McCormick who played Minuet in the TNG episode 11-whatever (Anyway it's got lots of 1's and 0's in the title, LOL!) went on to appear as psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Olivet in several episodes of Law And Order.

Actor Billy Campbell, who started out his career as William O. Campbell, and in case you're wondering he's not related to actor William Campbell who played Trelane and the Klingon Koloth, that they have the same name is purely coincidental. Anyhow, he played Okona in the TNG episode The Outrageous Okona, and was still going by William O. Campbell then. He later on guest starred in an episode of Law And Order: SVU. I've never really watched that series much. But I have seen a few episodes here and there including this one. In it Campbell plays a young college professor who's been accused of rape by one of his female students. It's a fascinating back and forth he said/she said story. The student says she was raped he says it was consensual and that she liked it rough. In the end the audience is left wondering whose story should they believe. Both of the characters are very credible and stick to their stories through the whole episode. It certainly gave you a lot to think about and brought up a lot of issues regarding sexual assault. One of SVU's better episodes I've seen, but then like I said I've never watched it much. But Campbell's performance in it is great. I believe he mostly goes by Billy Campbell nowadays.

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Report this Apr. 26 2012, 12:14 am

After DS9's run Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys) guest starred once on an episode of the sitcom According To Jim. She played a woman who started dating Andy, very funny stuff. To me it's one of the more interesting appearances of a Trek actor just because it's about as far away from Star Trek as you can get! She can do comedy pretty well.

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Report this Apr. 26 2012, 5:44 pm

John Larroquette also starred on Boston Legal, & he played Maltz in ST 3.

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Report this Apr. 26 2012, 6:21 pm

Quote: trekgurl54 @ Apr. 26 2012, 5:44 pm

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>John Larroquette also starred on Boston Legal, & he played Maltz in ST 3.

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He also starred in his own show called "The John Larroquette Show".


I saw him in New York City when he was guest starring in an episode that I was doing background acting for of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.


(I don't do background acting any more, but I did a few different shows)


 


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Report this Apr. 26 2012, 9:45 pm

John Larroquette also starred in a drama (I never watched it and I can't remember the name!) but I think he played a lawyer? One of his costars in it was Marta DuBois who played the "devil" Ardra in the TNG episode Devil's Due.

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Report this Apr. 27 2012, 9:06 am

 


I don't know if I put this before (I don't feel like scrolling back), but it is one of my favorites:


Michael Ansara, who all we Star Trek fans know as our wonderful, original Klingon "Kang" played the Blue Djinn on "I Dream of Jennie".


I remember him as the Blue Djinn very well because I watched "I Dream of Jennie" as a kid and it was my best friend's favorite show.  She had what used to be an old lamp bottom she used to pretend was Jeannie's bottle.


Michael Ansara was also Barbara Eden's husband during the time "Jeannie" was on the air.



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