Fun “Facts” About the Original “Star Trek”

Today is Star Trek Day, so let’s take a look at The Top Fun Facts About the Original “Star Trek”.


  • William Shatner got an inner-ear disorder from an explosion on the set . . . which explains his later “music” career.
  • Since its mission was to go boldly go where no man’s gone before, the first episode took place in a Jo-Ann Fabric.
  • Spock was the only cast member to appear in the pilot, which you’d know if you’ve ever been on a date with someone named Norman
  • The Enterprise’s tractor beam was actually just a kick ass Roomba.
  • Die hard “Star Trek” fans are called “Trekkies.”  And also, “sad.”
  • William Shatner’s toupee had its own trailer.
  • Some of the alien creatures cost nearly $1.95 to make!
  • The Vulcan salute is based on a Hebrew blessing, which means, “Hello, I’m a virgin.”
  • There are three or four episodes where William Shatner does not overact.
  • One thing the show got wrong:  No mention of SPACE FORCE.
  • Kirk never went into a bar without hearing a lady say, “Is that a phaser in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?”
  • One time, a bumper sticker that reads “Beam me up, Scotty.  There’s no intelligent life down here!” was purchased by a dude who’d had sex with an actual woman.
  • Crew members in red shirts worked part time at Target.
  • When the Vulcan nerve pinch didn’t work, Spock used the Vulcan kick-in-the-nads.