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LITTLE KNOWN STAR TREK FACTS...

Camorite

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Report this Apr. 27 2012, 6:47 pm

Quote: Camorite @ Nov. 25 2011, 5:20 pm

Leonard Nimoy was involved in two Transformer movies. the first was the 86 animated movie where he voiced Galvatron, and the second was in the last TF movie were he voiced Sentinel Prime.



I just remembered that he was also considered for the voice of The Fallen in Transformers 2, but Micheal Bay didn't want to ask him to do it because his wife is related to Nimoy.

"What i Hate more then anything else is someone that thinks that they know everything. That must mean that I really hate myself", "Freedom is the right of all setient beings!" (Optimus Prime: Transformers), "That's on small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" Neil Armstrong 8-5-30 to 8-25-12

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Report this Apr. 28 2012, 2:54 pm

For the TNG episode Where Silence Has Lease the producers originally wanted to get actor Richard Mulligan to play Nagilum, notice Nagilum is Mul(l)igan spelled backwards. But due to scheduling conflicts he was unavailable. That's how Earl Boen ended up with the part.

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Report this Apr. 28 2012, 9:21 pm

James Darren who was Vic the hologram nightclub singer the last couple seasons of Deep Space 9 costarred with William Shatner on the police drama T.J. Hooker.

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Report this Apr. 28 2012, 10:15 pm

 


Leonard Nimoy was on Mission Impossible for two seasons.  I am watching the episodes now on a station near me that carries it.


I never knew how great he was in it.  He was really good!!!!  He was under-used as an actor.  He should have been in so many other things.  

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Report this Apr. 28 2012, 10:28 pm

I am a relatively new Star Trek fan, but I have a few bits and pieces of info accumulating already! (Most of which have already been mentioned...)


Kate Mulgrew played Dr Joanne Springsteen on "Heartbeat", one of my favourite TV shows. I've been watching it since I was a child. I don't remember much of the earlier shows, but there you go.


Also, I only saw both the Lord of the Rings and the 2009 Star Trek movie last year - was amazed to find Karl Urban (Dr Maccoy) in both. He's an amazing actor. At least in my opinion anyway. He was also in "Retired Extremely Dangerous". Probably something lots of people know, but it was news to me! Lol.


I'm finding this conversation truly fascinating - so many links between famous people, shows, names that I recognise and love! An excellent idea, vulcan lady - I can't wait to hear more. 


Oh - I can do the vulcan salute too. I was the first person in my family to get it right! 


"We're Starfleet officers. Weird is part of the job." - Janeway

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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 1:06 am

Ok this may get confusing...


On the USA show "Psych," several Star Trek people have appeared, including William Shatner, Jeri Ryan, and Bruce McGill (Captain Braxton from Voyager). Also, a Psych main castmember, Corbin Bernsen, played in "Deja Q." He was the Q that gave Q's powers back.


Note that these are only the links between Star Trek and Psych that I can think of at the moment.


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vulcan lady

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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 8:13 am

 


This is not "little known facts", but I have to include it on here because it is so cool:


The Big Bang Theory has so far had as guest stars (from Star Trek):


Wil Wheaton (a few times)


Brent Spiner


LeVar Burton


George Takei


Leonard Nimory (but in voice only).  Everyone should have known about this last one.  They were advertising it forever.


Who's next?  (I'm such a nerd 'cause I love this show.  It's really funny).


It would be nice if Leonard Nimoy actually appeared in person.  


Or how about William Shatner?


 


 

Camorite

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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 10:33 am

Quote: voyagersborg47 @ Apr. 29 2012, 1:06 am

Ok this may get confusing...

On the USA show "Psych," several Star Trek people have appeared, including William Shatner, Jeri Ryan, and Bruce McGill (Captain Braxton from Voyager). Also, a Psych main castmember, Corbin Bernsen, played in "Deja Q." He was the Q that gave Q's powers back.

Note that these are only the links between Star Trek and Psych that I can think of at the moment.



You forgot about George takei guest staring as himself in one episode.

"What i Hate more then anything else is someone that thinks that they know everything. That must mean that I really hate myself", "Freedom is the right of all setient beings!" (Optimus Prime: Transformers), "That's on small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" Neil Armstrong 8-5-30 to 8-25-12

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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 10:49 am

Here are some that I read about in a book by one of the old executives on tos.

The Enterprise was originally named the Yorktown

Roddenbury actually considered, for an hour or two, renaming he series Gulivers travels during one production meeting.

Spock was originally supposed to be red and from the planet mars. But NBC put a halt to that because they were afraid people would associate him with the devil.

Jim kirk is actually the third captain if the Enterprise. Before him was Robert April and Christopher Pike.

Here is one from tng

The sounds that were used for the inside of the living ship Tin Man was actually the sound of pizza digesting in some guys stomach

And finally one from voyager

John de Lancie and Kate Mulgrew knew each other for years before they worked together on "Death Wish" however, despite this, they never worked on a project together before this episode. Kate remarked in a TV guide interview that she had no idea what a bad memory her friend had.

"What i Hate more then anything else is someone that thinks that they know everything. That must mean that I really hate myself", "Freedom is the right of all setient beings!" (Optimus Prime: Transformers), "That's on small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" Neil Armstrong 8-5-30 to 8-25-12

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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 12:29 pm

Quote: Kdbtrekkin @ Oct. 17 2011, 5:49 pm

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>Michael Dorn has a small part in the show Castle.

>Also Family Guy did a TNG episode, Stewie transports the actors to his house(all cast, even Denise Crosby).

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oh yeah I saw that episode of family guy its called Not All Dogs Go to Heaven


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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 12:35 pm

the guy who made star wars (forgot his name) he was a big star trek fan. He never liked the battle between star trek and star wars.


Levar Burton was a gess jugde on the game show Face Off


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Camorite

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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 12:46 pm

Quote: Fun123fun8 @ Apr. 29 2012, 12:35 pm

the guy who made star wars (forgot his name) he was a big star trek fan. He never liked the battle between star trek and star wars.

Levar Burton was a gess jugde on the game show Face Off



What episode was that, I watched that series and the only person that I remember who was involved in trek was Michael westmore and his daughter.

"What i Hate more then anything else is someone that thinks that they know everything. That must mean that I really hate myself", "Freedom is the right of all setient beings!" (Optimus Prime: Transformers), "That's on small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" Neil Armstrong 8-5-30 to 8-25-12

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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 2:32 pm

Let's try this again since I lost my other post! ^$@#?*@!!

I've got some more. When they were going to shoot the second pilot for Star Trek, Where No Man Was Gone Before, Roddenberry wanted actor Jeffrey Hunter back as Captain Christopher Pike since he'd been in the first pilot. Hunter wasn't interested though, he apparently thought he was too big of a movie star and doing a TV series was beneath him. Maybe if he had taken the job William Shatner would've never gotten the role as James Kirk.

Michael Ansara was born in Syria. He played the Klingon leader Kang in the TOS episode Day of The Dove, DS9's Blood Oath, and Voyager's Flashback. He also appeared in another DS9 episode as Jeyal. He would later go on to appear as Kane the Draconian in some episodes of the short lived sci fi TV series Buck Rogers In The 25th Century. I loved that show when it is was on! But then I was only 12 years old at the time, LOL.

Star Trek actors in music videos. Bet you didn't think there were any but there are! There could be more than what i'm going to post. But these are the ones I know about.

British pop group Bananarama's only hit song in America was Cruel Summer. There was another song of theirs' from the 80s (I've forgotten the name of it) in which Leonard Nimoy appears as a chauffeur driving a limousine.

William Shatner and Jason Alexander (He played Kurros in the Voyager episode Think Tank) both appear in the videos Celebrity and Online by country singer Brad Paisley. Jason Alexander also directed the video for Online.

Kirsten Dunst, she's now a big time movie star. She made a one time guest appearance in the TNG episode Dark Page. She played two roles in the episode. She's the little Cairn girl and she also played Kestra, Deanna Troi's older sister in the scenes where Deanna enters Lwaxana Troi's "mind". Several years later she would play the love interest in the video for Savage Garden's hit song I Knew I Loved You.

LeVar Burton (Geordi on The Next Generation) was in one, but it was back in the 80s before The Next Generation ever started. He was in a video for the funk-rock group Cameo's Word Up (Awful song and awful video!). I'm not sure what's going on in the video but Cameo is playing at some dance club and LeVar Burton shows up with a group of people, cops maybe. He's dressed in a fedora-style hat and trench coat, so maybe he's a private eye or something? He then gets to dancing...with a really stupid expression on his face! I think it's one of the worst songs ever and the lead "singer" can't even sing in my opinion! I don't know if LeVar Burton was in any other music videos but who knows. Also, (which is of interest to me at least) LeVar Burton and I share the same birthdate! Well same date but different years.

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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 3:45 pm

Famke Janssen who guest starred as Kamala in the TNG episode The Perfect Mate (and had most of her scenes with Patrick Stewart) would go on to star with Patrick Stewart in the X-Men movies.

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Report this Apr. 29 2012, 3:53 pm

Famke Janssen is not the only member of the X-Men films to have been on Star trek.Kelsey Grammer [Beast/Fraiser] played captain Morgan Bateson [tng cause and effect]


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