Over 50 years after it first showed up on the scene and "Star Trek" is bigger than it ever was. With a series of movies, novels, comics, animation, video games, and of course the TV shows there's no end of Trek to get involved in if you're so inclined. It's one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons in history and helped usher in the age of super fandom that is so pervasive today. Trekkies were the "geeks" of old who took their fandom too seriously for more straight-laced people. Their dedication paved the way for Star Wars fans, for Harry Potter fans, for comic book fans, and Bronies, and every other hardcore group of fans who s just super into what they love. Take the quiz and share your results!
Many actors have portrayed Spock in countless Star Trek shows, movies and video games. However, no portrayal of Spock is more memorable than the original. Which actor played Spock in the Original Series?
Spock is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. Originally played by Leonard Nimoy, Spock first appeared in the original Star Trek series serving aboard the starship USS Enterprise as science officer and first officer and later as commanding officer of two iterations of the vessel.
Star Trek is known for being one of the most influential TV shows in history. Even NASA got inspired by it. What did NASA name their first Space Shuttle orbiter?
Star Trek fans were instrumental in naming the first space shuttle Enterprise. When NASA was designing an Earth observation facility for the space station to make use of its optical quality window, its formal acronym became the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF).
According to Leonard McCoy, Vulcans are the most advanced and honorable race. But which of these other extraterrestrial races are Vulcans most related to?
The Romulans were a humanoid race from the planet Romulus. The Romulans were biological cousins of Vulcans, descended from those who rejected Surak’s reforms during the Time of Awakening. Eventually, the Romulans reunified with the Vulcans and settled on the planet Vulcan, which was renamed Ni’Var.
What is the name of the Kirk’s Klingon enemy that appeared in the Original Series episode titled “The Trouble with Tribbles”?
In “The Trouble with Tribbles”, he portrayed the Klingon Captain Koloth. At various points Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry claimed it was his intention to bring back Koloth during the third season of The Original Series, as Kirk’s recurring Klingon adversary.
As a dedicated member of the Starfleet, Spock has stayed faithful to the USS Enterprise throughout his career. What was his position on the Enterprise?
Spock – full name generally considered unpronounceable by Humans – was a male Human/Vulcan hybrid who lived during the 23rd and 24th century, who became one of the most distinguished and respected figures in the United Federation of Planets. As a Starfleet officer in the 23rd century, Spock served aboard the starship USS Enterprise as science officer under Captain Christopher Pike.
Throughout the Original Series, Spock does not use weapons against adversaries but, rather, a characteristic hand combat technique. Which one?
Vulcan nerve pinch
In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Vulcan nerve pinch is a technique used mainly by Vulcans to render unconsciousness by pinching a pressure point at the base of the victim’s neck.
Which one of these famous figures convinced Nichelle Nichols to continue portraying Uhura instead of pursuing a Broadway career?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a mega-fan and convinced her to continue as Uhura when she contemplated leaving the show.
It is widely known that Spock is of a mixed heritage – half-human, half-Vulcan. His mother was a teacher from Earth, Amanda Grayson. But what about his father Sarek – what was his occupation?
Sarek is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. He is a Vulcan astrophysicist, the Vulcan ambassador to the United Federation of Planets, and father of Spock.
Which one of these Star Trek characters speaks Swahili?
Uhura, from the United States of Africa, speaks Swahili and was born January 19, 2233. James Blish’s non-canon novels identify her as Bantu, as does Gene Roddenberry’s novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Do you know Captain Kirk’s nickname for Doctor McCoy?
In 2266, McCoy was posted as chief medical officer of the USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk, who often calls him “Bones”.
Spock is a man of many talents with countless hobbies and interests – music, literature, art, and so on. However, one of his hobbies is especially well-known – which one?
Three-dimensional chess was a variant of the ancient Earth board game chess. It was an accustomed pastime of Kirk and Spock aboard the USS Enterprise in the 23rd century and its popularity extended into the 24th century.
What is the name of the Russian Star Trek character that doesn’t appear until the second season?
Pavel Andreievich Chekov was born in 2245 and is a young and naïve ensign who first appears on-screen in the original series’ second season as the Enterprise’s navigator. According to Roddenberry, he is “an extraordinarily capable young man—almost Spock’s equal in some areas.
This famous shuttlecraft appeared in the Original Series and was assigned to the USS Enterprise. What’s its name?
Deep-space exploration vehicles such as the starship U.S.S. Enterprise in the iconic science fiction series “Star Trek” carry several auxiliary craft for short trips to other spacecraft or to make planet landings. “Galileo” is perhaps the most famous such vehicle
Portrayed by Ricardo Montalban in the Original Series, this character is considered to be the most evil one in Star Trek’s version of history. What’s his name?
Khan Noonien Singh
Khan Noonien Singh is a fictional character in the Star Trek science fiction franchise, who first appeared as the main antagonist in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Space Seed” (1967), and was portrayed by Ricardo Montalbán, who reprised his role in the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Which one of these characters started out as a scientist, then a botanist, and finally found his way to the helm position on the Bridge?
Hikaru Kato Sulu is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. He was portrayed by George Takei in the original Star Trek series. Sulu also appears in the animated Star Trek series, the first six Star Trek movies, one episode of Star Trek: Voyager, and in several books, comics, and video games.
This one might seem easy, but think hard. What is Captain Kirk’s middle name?
James Tiberius “Jim” Kirk was a male Human Starfleet officer who lived during the 23rd century. His time in Starfleet, made Kirk arguably one of the most famous and sometimes infamous starship captains in Starfleet history.
What leader from the Eugenics War takes over the Enterprise for some time, with the help of Lt. Marla McGivers?
Khan Noonien Singh
Khan Noonien Singh is a fictional character in the Star Trek science fiction franchise, who first appeared as the main antagonist in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Space Seed”, and was portrayed by Ricardo Montalbán, who reprised his role in the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Which device from Star Trek was later credited as an early design model for the mobile phone?
The communicator in the Star Trek universe surpasses the capabilities of modern mobile phone technology, the prototypes of which it inspired.
Spock’s alien origin wouldn’t have been complete without his blood having a different color – at least as far as TV tropes go. What color was Spock’s blood?
Spock famously had green blood, allegedly because the Vulcan oxygen-containing pigment is, like that of the octopus, copper-based.
In the episode “The Squire of Gothos,” he was Trelane, the guy with sideburns and snobbish attitude. Who played him?
William Campbell was an American actor. Campbell had guest starring roles in the Star Trek franchise, appearing first as the mischievous super-being Trelane, in an episode of the original series called “The Squire of Gothos”. Campbell also appeared twice as the Klingon Captain Koloth.
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