Star Trek's Benedict Cumberbatch forfeited his chances to go to Oxford University and Cambridge University because he discovered "pot, girls and music" and "got lazy" during his last term of the British equivalent of high school.
52. The actress who played Vina/Orion Slave Girl in the Original Star Trek's 'The Menagerie' was on a plane that suddenly dropped from 35,000ft to 6,000ft. To recover, she learned how to fly & became the 4th woman to fly a single-engine aircraft solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She is Susan Oliver.
53. The Sternocleidomastoid (neck muscle) is often included by creature designers to alien characters to make them seem more attractive and familiar as the muscle is a uniquely mammalian feature. C-3PO has them in the form of pistons on his neck, and so do the good guys in Star Trek.
54. The Despicable Me Franchise has a higher grossing revenue than Iron Man, Terminator, Star Trek, and even Toy Story.
55. Chris Hemsworth's first movie role was in Star Trek (2009). He played Kirk's father who dies in the opening sequence of the film.
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56Seven of Nine attire
The costume worn by Star Trek's Seven of Nine had to be modified after an error was made measuring the original. The bad fit cut off the blood supply from her carotid artery, causing her to pass out twice and require medical intervention. The costume was modified to stop it from happening again.
57. Eddie Murphy wanted a starring role in Star Trek IV The Voyage Home. A part was written for him, but he ultimately disliked it and chose to make The Golden Child. Murphy later said this decision was a mistake.
58. William Shatner was so cash-strapped after Star Trek was canceled in 1969 that he ended up living out of his pickup truck.
59. The Klingon language was first developed by James Doohan (Star Trek's Scotty). He devised the language's basic sound, first few words, and phrases.
60. The "Vulcan nerve pinch" concept on Star Trek (1966) was invented by Leonard Nimoy when he and the series' writers were trying to figure out how an unarmed Spock could overpower an adversary without resorting to violence.
Deforest Kelly (Dr. McCoy on Star Trek) didn't speak to Shatner for almost 2 years because Shatner laughed when he told him his dog died
62. Without the composer's knowledge, Gene Roddenberry wrote lyrics to the original Star Trek theme in order to claim a 50% share of the music's performance royalties
63. John Chambers, the makeup artist portrayed by John Goodman in the movie Argo, not only won the CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit for his role in helping rescue American embassy personnel from Iran, he created the pointed ears worn by Leonard Nimoy as Spock in Star Trek.
64. During the filming of the Star Trek episode "Arena", William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy stood too close to a special-effects explosion; they have both had tinnitus (ringing in the ears) ever since.
65. Denise Crosby (AKA Tasha Yar, Star Trek TNG) is Bing Crosby's granddaughter. And she appeared in Playboy.
66Origin of Geordi La Forge name
Geordi La Forge of Star Trek: The Next Generation, played by Levar Burton, was named after a Star Trek fan who died from muscular dystrophy.
67. Teleportation was used in Star Trek because the budget didn't allow for expensive shots of spaceships landing on planets
68. James Doohan (Star Trek's original Scotty) helped a suicidal fan turn her life around by calling and asking her to attend a convention
69. Star Trek's Captain Kirk was named after the explorer of the Pacific, Captain Cook and that the title of the pilot episode was an homage to one of Cook's diary entries: "ambition leads me ... farther than any other man has been before me"
70. Cheryl Gates McFadden goes by Gates McFadden for her acting (e.g. Star Trek), and Cheryl McFadden for her choreography.
Stephen Hawking guest starred in an Episode of Star Trek, as himself, playing a game of poker with Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, and Data.
72. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few has no classical history. It was first spoken by Spock in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
73. Star Trek: The Next Generation's original uniforms were one-piece jumpsuits, designed one size too small to stretch and look smooth on camera. They were painful to wear, and after Picard's chiropractor warned that actors risked permanent injury, the show gave them two-piece uniforms.
74. Actor Zachary Quinto who plays Spock in the new Star Trek went on a spiritual retreat to Peru to take ayahuasca with a shaman. He considers ayahuasca a medicine and not a drug.
75. Most of Brent Spiner's (Data on Star Trek: TNG) fan mail came from women who wrote to his character: "He's a really accessible personality. He's vulnerable and innocent, and there's a feeling that he's somebody who would be kind." Some fans could not accept that Spiner was really human.