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Fan fiction by Coffeeuser posted 3 months ago
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Stardate 4233.7. Our destination is planet Nrutas.

Captain Kirk leaned forward in his chair to squint at the mysterious planet appearing on the view screen. The planet looked a lot like Earth – swirled with colors of green, blue and white.

"What can you tell us about the planet, Mr. Spock?"

"Oxygen and atmosphere is like that of Earth, Captain," the Vulcan answered.

Soon Dr. McCoy joined them on the bridge and carefully approached Spock. "Spock, I've been thinking," the doctor said. "And I, uh, just wanted to apologize for calling you a 'shoemaker's elf' this morning."

Spock nodded. "Apology accepted."

McCoy raised an eyebrow. "That all you have to say?"

"Indeed. Now please excuse me while I check these readings."

"Hmph," the doctor grumbled. "If you're going to be cold, then I might just take back my apology!"

Spock nodded. "Whatever you say, Doctor."
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Opinion by Nerdbuster2 posted over a year ago
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Number 1

The line, "To boldly go where no man has gone before" was hijacked verbatim from a 1957 White House booklet on space exploration. It is one of the more famous examples of a split infinitive and is grammatically incorrect.

Number 2

The founding members of the Federation were Vulcan, Andorian, Tellarite, and Human.

Number 3

Roddenberry originally named the star ship 'Enterprise' the 'Yorktown'.

Number 4

Martin Landau was supposed to play the part of Spock. He was contractually bound to the Mission Impossible cast. Later, when Star Trek was cancelled, Nimoy joined the cast of Mission Impossible by literally just walking across the street to the IM set.

Number 5

Some of Doctor McCoy’s medical instruments were salt shakers.

Number 6

The transporter effect was glitter stirred in water and filmed upside down.
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Article by Nerdbuster2 posted over a year ago
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Gene Roddenberry had intended his new female communications officer to be called "Lieutenant Sulu". Herb Solow pointed out how similar this was to "Zulu" and thought it might act against the plan for racial diversity in the show, so the name Sulu remained with George Takei's character.

"Uhura" comes from the Swahili word uhuru, meaning "freedom". Nichols states in her book 'Beyond Uhura' that the name was inspired by her having had with her a copy of Robert Ruark's book Uhuru on the day she read for the part.

When producer Robert Justman explained to Roddenberry what the word uhuru meant, he changed it to Uhura and adopted that as the character's name.

Coincidentally, the end credits of the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country incorrectly refer to Uhura as "Uhuru".
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Opinion by Nerdbuster2 posted over a year ago
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Starfleet Career Summary of James T. Kirk

2250 — As a first-year Academy student with ensign rank, assigned to U.S.S. Republic NCC-1371

2254 — Upon graduation, promoted to lieutenant and posted to U.S.S. Farragut under Capt. Garrovick

2264 — Promoted to captain, in command of U.S.S. Enterprise for five-year mission

2266 — Exonerated in wrongful death charge of Ben Finney, first captain ever to stand trial

2269 — Returned from five-year mission; promoted to admiral in charge of fleet operations at Earth

2271 — Demanded to relieve Capt. Will Decker, his choice as successor for the refit Enterprise, and dealt with V'Ger crisis before beginning second five-year mission

2277 — Accepts appointment to Academy faculty, moves into San Francisco apartment

2286 — Charged, convicted and reduced permanently to captain's rank by the Federation Council for theft of Enterprise a year earlier, after saving Earth from alien onslaught by securing two extinct whales via time-traveling; given command of U.S.S....
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Guide by Nerdbuster2 posted over a year ago
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Spock was born in 2230, in the city of Shi'Kahr on the planet Vulcan. His father is well-known Vulcan ambassador Sarek and his mother is Amanda Grayson, a human teacher. Serving as an outstanding Starfleet officer for decades and later as an ambassador, Spock was probably the most famous Vulcan-Human hybrid in history.

During his childhood, Spock was often teased by other children for being "not fully-Vulcan". He often sought his mother's care and advise in those days. He had a pet Sehlat called I'Chaya. At the age of seven, Spock took the Kash'Wah ordeal in the desert. During this test of survival, his life was saved by a mysterious cousin of his named Selek (who was, in fact, his future self from 2269). Later that year he was mentally bonded with T'Pring, whom he was supposed to have married during his first and only recorded "Pon Farr", a physiological mating urge that affects adult Vulcans approximately every seven years.

When Spock returned to Vulcan upon his first Pon Farr fever in 2267, T'Pring chose the "Kah-li-fee" or Challenge, forcing Spock to fight for her with a champion of her choosing. She chose Captain Kirk as her champion. Wary of...
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Opinion by AcidBanter posted over a year ago
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The Original Star Trek Box features three cds, each disc containing music from two episodes from the series.

CD1 features score from the original pilot episode 'The Cage', featuring Captain Christopher Pike. Then it goes on from 'Where No Man Has Gone Before', featuring everyone's favourite Captain, James T Kirk.

CD2 features score from season one episodes 'Shore Leave' and 'The Naked Time'. Shore Leave, if you recall, was quite a light hearted episode, featuring some fun scores for each of the crew. The Naked Time mixed both drama and fun action into one, both featuring some memorable tracks.

CD3 features score from season two episodes 'The Doomsday Machine' and 'Amok Time'. 'Doomsday' was an edge of your seat episode where Captain Kirk's life hung in the balance as his ship was taken over by a crazy Commodore. The music featured worked well to set the tone and pace of the action, even if we knew Kirk was likely to win the no win scenario. 'Amok Time'...
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List by makintosh posted over a year ago
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Main Club: link

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TOS Characters:

· James T. Kirk: link
· Mr. Spock: link
· Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: link
· Uhura: link
· Scotty: link
· Chekov: link
· Sulu: link
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Fan fiction by AcidBanter posted over a year ago
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I was sent this by my friend, Natalie, who wrote this story. I had to share this with you all cuz it's hilarious.

The crew of the Enterprise react to a "Lines you wouldn't hear in Star Trek" round on BBC 1's Mock the Week.

"NGDDHDTDGDHHCCHHCSHHOCHHH.....Scotty, that's the most convincing your accent has ever been," Frankie drawled, staring down the barrel of the camera.

The audience burst into laughter. Frankie started to move from the microphone, but his ears pricked at an odd noise. The audience started to mutter amongst themselves as the sound which resonated around the studio floor escalated, the panellists looking worridly at each other as the floor manager shouted to 'HOLD IT THERE, PLEASE'. Frankie caught Hugh's eye and shrugged, confused. Hugh looked dumbfounded. The noise reached a high pitch and three blue beams of light shot down and formed three figures in the centre of the studio, causing the audience to gasp.

Dressed in his red uniform, Scotty walked dead forward to Frankie and grabbed him by the collar.
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