So, you think you’re a Star Trek super fan? Well, here’s 15 little tidbits of information you probably didn’t know about Star Trek. In honor of William Shatner’s upcoming birthday, our friends over at SuperCompressor are challenging your knowledge of Star Trek with this amazing round up of trivia. To read the full post on SuperCompress, head on over HERE.
1. Captain Kirk never once said: “Beam me up Scotty.”
“That’s right. Your favorite quote that you’ve been throwing at your friends for the last 60 years? Never happened. The closest that Kirk actually came to the iconic phrase was “Scotty, beam me up.” Same goes for “Luke, I am your father.” But that’s a totally different mind-blowing fact.”
#2: In 1968, Star Trek featured the first interracial kiss on American television.
“NBC, nervous about the reaction the kiss would cause in the nation, insisted on shooting alternate takes in which Kirk and Uhura didn’t kiss. Nichelle Nichols received tons of surprisingly positive mail from fans across the country, including a letter that stated: ‘I am totally opposed to the mixing of the races. However, any time a red-blooded American boy like Captain Kirk gets a beautiful dame in his arms that looks like Uhura, he ain’t gonna fight it.'”
#3: William Shatner has never seen an episode of Star Trek.
“From the lips of the great man himself: “I never watched Star Trek. I have not even seen any of the Star Trek movies. I don’t watch myself.” Think that goes for all his Priceline commercials, too? Because those are absolute gold.”