Roddenberry made two other pilots during this era:(late 70's?)"Spectre" and "The Questor Tapes." "Spectre" was a lovely idea that could have made a great series, since its format allowed the inclusion of most major horror fiction, even including H.P. Lovecraft's "elder gods." It starred Robert Culp and Gig Young, and is a *FUN* movie, if you ever get a chance to see it. I believe it would have gone series, if made in the last few years, but at the end of the Nixon era, horror, even humorous horror, was unacceptable fare to the majority of TV watchers. ("Spectre" deals with an occult investigator and his M.D. sidekick, who keep getting involved with nasty superbeings from other times and dimensions; the hero's housekeeper is a witch, and puts a no-drinking geas on the alcoholic M.D. sidekick in the opening scenes.)
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Jennifer Hetrick ("Vash" in "Captain's Holiday" and "Qpid"): Had a couple of topless scenes in a 1979 movie called "Squeeze Play." She was credited as "Jenni Hetrick." "Squeeze Play" is available on videotape.
TOS "Obsession": Scotty says "Thank heavens", to which Spock replies "Mr. Scott, there was no deity involved; it was my cross-circuiting to B that recovered them." McCoy then says "Wee, then thank pitchforks and pointed ears!"
ST4: A storyline cut was a bunch of lines which indicated that Saavik was pregnant. When they started running out of screen time, these scenes were cut, since they were not essential to the main story in the movie. Of course, this means that, officially, IT NEVER HAPPENED. :-)
ST4: Kirk Thatcher: - Was associate producer of ST4. - Was the actor who played the Punk on the Bus in ST4. - Wrote the song "I Hate You" which the punk was listening to. - Is a member of the band "Edge of Etiquette" which performed the song. - has recently done work on the "Dinosaurs" series (Co-producer and creature creator?) which had an episode with the same plot as TNG one week. - Is Margaret Thatcher's son. ("THE Margaret Thatcher?") According to FASA the prime directive states: "As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Star Fleet personnel may interfere with the healty development of alien life and culture. Such interference includes the introduction of superior knowledge, strength, or technology to a world whose soceity is incapable of handling such advantages wisely. Star Fleet personnel may not violate this Prime Directive, even to save their lives and/or their ship, unless they are acting to right an earlier violation or an accidental contamination of said culture. This directive takes precedence over any and all other considerations, and carries with it the highest moral obligation." According to Geoffery Mandel's book the prime directive states: "When contacting a planet making normal progress toward a free and united society, a Starfleet officer shall make no identification of self or mission; no interference with the social development of said planet; no references to space, or to the fact that there are other worlds or more advanced civilizations. The Prime Directive of Non-Interference - revised 2278" TNG: Betazoids all have big black eyes. Majel Barrett and Marina Sirtis are wearing black contact lenses--their eyes are not that dark. TNG "11001001": Binary 11001001 is decimal 201, and 2:01 kept showing up on displays in the episode. TNG "Home Soil": You can hear in the background "Three[?] are trapped in a turbolift and two[?] are trapped in the programmers' restroom." So, I guess we have proof that there are restrooms on the Enterprise-D (as well as the two references in the movies (on the Excelsior, and Kirk in the Brig in ST5 ("do not use in spacedock")) as well as the one you can't really see in "Q-Who" when the Borg slice up the Enterprise). TNG "The Neutral Zone": Rick Sternbach was in one of the life support canisters. TNG "The Neutral Zone": There as a family tree for Clare Raymond (one of the 20th century frozen people). When they created the tree, they populated it with members of the cast and characters from other shows (MASH, Giligan's Island, etc.) I think Riker was married to Picard. TNG "We'll Always Have Paris": The Cafe de Artiste had a couple of strange items on the menu, including Croissant Dilithium, Targ Klingon ala mode, Tribble in a Blanket, and John Cougar Mellencamp. TNG: Each starship has a dedication plaque. The plaque on the USS Tsiolkovsky ("The Naked Now") reads "Earth is the cradle of the mind, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever". The plaque on the Hoatio shows that it built by Yoyodyne and reads "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" TNG "Samaritan Snare": when Picard and Wesley arrive at the Starbase, there is a directory listing departments and personnel. Filming was stopped for a while when this directory was installed while *everyone* looked to see where they appeared, since the Starbase was staffed by the TNG crew. TNG "The Defector": Yes that was Stewart as one of the King's men with Data on the holodeck. The other man was NOT Frakes, however. TNG "Q Who": The general consensus is that it *was* Spiner playing the part of Borg#1. There is no screen credit, however. TNG "Up the Long Ladder": No, that is *not* Eddie Murphy as one of the clones, though it does look a bit like him. TNG "Deja Q": Q gives his IQ as 2005. TNG "The Nth Degree": Barclay estimates his IQ to be between 1200 and 1450. TNG: In a War of the Worlds episode ("Thy Kingdom Come"), there is a kid playing with action figures. One of them is in the likeness of Yar, Data, Picard, or Riker and he mentions something about Ferengi. Two episodes of TNG have appeared to be clones of "Red Dwarf" episodes. The episode where Picard ordered Data to lie and everyone wiped their memories was a clone of "Thanks for the Memory". The 5th season episode "The Game" was a clone of "Better Than Life".
Who drives what?
List of people who have been Captain of the Enterprise:
TNG: The "horseshoe" rail on the bridge is actually made of wood. Yes, I know it *looks* like wood, but it isn't the result of staining. Staining the horseshoe couldn't bring out the grain enough to be picked up by the cameras, so the horseshoe had to be *painted* to look like wood.
TNG satellite uplink times (Keystone wide band carrier (6.2 left, 6.8
right, 5.8 mono)):
Saturday 18:00-19:00 ET Telestar 301 transponder-9 (5 vertical)
Sunday 14:00-15:00 ET Telestar 301 transponder-9 (5 vertical)
DS9 satellite uplink times (Keystone wide band carrier (6.2 left, 6.8
right, 5.8 mono)):
Saturday 10:00-11:00 ET Telestar 301 transponder-9 (5 vertical)
16:00-17:00 ET Telestar 301 transponder-9 (5 vertical)
Sunday 16:00-17:00 ET Telestar 301 transponder-9 (5 vertical)
Sisko: "What's happening out there?"
Dax: "Subspace compression."
Sisko: "Ahh, subspace compression."
Dax: "Do you know what that is?"
Sisko: "Just a guess here. Technobabble?"