Musicians, scientists and athletes aren’t the only Star Trek celebrity fans who have appeared onscreen. King Abdullah II of Jordan was still the crown prince when he appeared as an unnamed, uncredited sciences ensign barely glimpsed in a U.S.S.Voyager corridor in Season 2’s “Investigations” in 1996. After his father King Hussein died in 1999 and he ascended the throne at age 37, Abdullah was no longer able to indulge his fandom so directly. He was, however, instrumental in the inclusion of a Star Trek area within the large Red Sea Astrarium tourist theme park resort announced for his country in 2011, due for completion within three years with Abdullah as chief local investor.
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