Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
ST: The Motion Picture
"Out there. Thataway.". "Second star to the right, and straight on till morning" is from "The Undiscovered Country". "Let's see what she's got Mr. Sulu. Warp speed!" is from "The Final Frontier". "Young. I feel young." is from "The Wrath Of Khan".
Gene Roddenberry. And a cracking read it is, too! Vonda N. McIntyre novelized "The Wrath Of Khan", "The Search For Spock", and "The Voyage Home" which are all very good and delve farther into the stories and character backgrounds than the movies. Well worth a read or several. J. M. Dillard novelized "The Final Frontier", "The Undiscovered Country", "Generations", "First Contact", "Insurrection" and "Nemesis" but these follow the scripts almost word for word. Not bad, though. Alan Dean Foster novelized the animated series.
Deltan. In the director's edition there is a scene which shows Ilia having empathic powers when she eases Chekov's pain. Deltans are supposed to be irresistable to the opposite sex and give out pheremones to attract them, which is why Ilia is sworn to celibacy.
McCoy. "...Admiral Nogura invoked a little known, seldom used, reserve activation clause. In simpler language, Captain, sir, they drafted me!"
Jerry Goldsmith. Jerry Goldsmith is the undisputed master of "Star Trek" movie scores. He also composed "The Final Frontier", "First Contact", "Insurrection", and "Nemesis" as well as the main theme to "TNG". James Horner did "The Wrath Of Khan" (my personal favourite), and "The Search For Spock". Cliff Eidelman did "The Undiscovered Country". Dennis McCarthy did "Generations", the main theme to "DS9" and scores to numerous episodes of all series except the original.
Mark Lenard. Mark Lenard's biggest "Star Trek" role was Spock's father, Sarek, but he also played a Romulan Commander in "Balance of Terror" and provided voices for the animated series. James Sloyan played Dr. Mora Pol in "DS9", Ma'bor Jetrel in "Voyager", and a grown up Alexander in "TNG", as well as a couple of Romulans. Marc Alaimo is Gul Dukat in "DS9" but has appeared in "TNG" as two different characters. Armin Shimerman is everybody's favourite Ferengi in "DS9" but also appeared in "TNG" as Letek, the first Ferengi encountered in "The Last Outpost" and DaiMon Bractor in "Peak Performance". He's in danger of becoming typcast!
Leonard Nimoy. Hence the writing in of the character of Xon. Nimoy wasn't going to do "The Wrath Of Khan" either until they gave him a juicy death scene.
Gene Roddenberry. Of course it was Gene! Rick Berman co-produced "The Next Generation", created and co-produced "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager" with Michael Piller, created and co-produced "Enterprise" with Brannon Braga, as well as producing the movies "Generations", "First Contact", "Insurrection" and "Nemesis". Busy chap.
Robert Wise. Richard Donner directed "Superman: The Movie". Richard Lester directed "Superman II". Nicholas Meyer directed "Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country". Robert Wise also directed "The Sound Of Music"!
In Thy Image. Nomad was the name of a probe from an original series episode called "The Changeling". This featured a man-made probe whose programming had become muddled after colliding with a sentient machine. Sound familiar?
Xon. T'Pring was Spock's wife-to-be in the original series episode "Amok Time". Stonn was the one she chose to marry instead of Spock. The actor, David Gautreaux, who screen tested for the role of Xon, played Commander Branch in the movie. There is footage of this test on the special edition DVD.
Star Wars. The success of "Star Wars" convinced the producers that a movie version of "Star Trek" could be viable. The new series was scrapped just two weeks before production was due to start. I, for one, am glad they did change their minds but it would've been interesting to see how the series turned out.
|After the original series of "Star Trek" finished, a campaign to get the show reinstated began. It resulted in the production of a doomed second series starring most of the original cast. What was this show going to be called?||"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" Film & Fact
Star Trek: Phase II. There is a book called "Star Trek: Phase II. The Lost Series" by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens available that tells the story of the series that might have been.
Black Hole. This probe was beleived by the crew to have fallen into a black hole where they concluded that it emerged on the other side of the galaxy where it was found by a planet of living machines who repaired it and sent it out to finish its programming. In fact, the Nomad probe (from the "TOS" episode "The Changeling") was damaged in an asteroid collision, then drifted aimlessly until it encountered another deep-space probe; the two "joined" to become the mechanism seen in the episode.
6. Kirk wipes off the carbon scoring over the rest of the letters and number and discovers the alien vessel is in fact Voyager 6, a NASA probe launched 200 years in the past.
A Child. He tells Kirk that V'Ger is like a child and he should treat it as such.
Her Quarters. Lt Ilia reappears in the shower of her quarters.
Spock. Actually, Spock was the only member of the crew to get an electrical charge from the intruder's probe. Earlier, when the ship was attacked, Chekov sustained an injury from his console overloading.
|What ritual was Spock undergoing on Vulcan before rejoining the Enterprise crew and reactivating his Starfleet Commission?||Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Kolinahr. The Kolinahr is the Vulcan ritual of purging all emotion. Spock was unable to attain this because he felt the presence of the new threat and it prompted him to rejoin Starfleet.
Engine Imbalance. Because of the impending danger the Federation foresaw, Enterprise was rushed out of spacedock and the engines were not properly balanced and critical simulations on the engines were not performed, causing the wormhole.
|Due to the transporters being inoperative aboard the Enterprise, Kirk and Scotty take a shuttle from the spaceport. What was the number on the shuttle?||Star Trek: The Motion Picture
05. If you watched closely you noticed the number.
Nogura. Although we never see the meeting, Kirk tells Commander Sonak, a Vulcan Science Officer, he was having this meeting.