This is dedicated to the Trekkies out there, you die-hard-fans. I bet you anything that you’re probably such a hardcore Star Trek fan that you confidently think that there’s not even one thing you didn’t know about it. When you read the title you gave a little gasp of air and clicked on the link at warp-speed in hopes to prove the article wrong, because how dare I challenge your knowledge? Well, I dare to with this list of 25 things you probably didn’t know…but might know (I say probably so you don’t murder me in my sleep). If, however, by the end of the entire article your heart stops beating at a ridiculously high speed, and you realize that you knew every single one of these facts, then you, my friend, are a true Trekkie…live long and prosper.
So, here are the 25 things you probably didn’t know about your favorite show that you’ve been waiting for. Engage:
1. Captain Kirk never said “Beam me up Scotty”
Your entire world may have just shattered and I’m sorry. But the closest thing that Captain Kirk has ever said to that mistakenly iconic phrase is “Scotty beam me up”, which doesn’t sound as good.
photo source via Not Another Dad Blog
2. Spock was thought to be demonic.
The U.S. Censors initially rejected Spock because he was seen as a satanic representation with his pointy ears (his eyebrows probably didn’t help either).
photo source via Memory-Alpha
3. Borg robots weren’t supposed to be robots. They were supposed to be Borg bugs!
It turns out that creating Borg bugs was way too costly on the budget so they had to take it a step down and create Borg robots in The Next Generation.
photo source via Gamona
4. Star Trek made big leaps with human rights. The first interracial kiss was featured on the show in 1968.
Surprisingly, the reaction from fans all over wasn’t entirely negative. In fact, many people praised the show and one person sent a letter saying: “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.