How Well Do You Know Star Trek?

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!

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This Lieutenant appears in almost sixty episodes of the Original Series, but speaks only in a few. He is considered to be a victim of “red shirt syndrome”. What’s his name?

Lt. Leslie

Lt. Hadley

James T. Kirk

James T. Kirk

Lt. Leslie
Lt. Leslie first appears in “The Man Trap,” the original series premiere. He appears in almost sixty episodes of the original series, but only speaks in a few. He is a victim of “red shirt syndrome” in “Obsession” (season two, episode 13,) but shows up alive and well the next week in, “Wolf in the Fold.”

In the episode “A Piece of the Action” Dr. McCoy accidentally loses his communicator in Sigma Iotia II. Why was that a problem?

Spock would get very pisses off

The Iotians will learn the secrets of the Federation

There’s no problem

The communicator’s radiation emissions cause death

The Iotians will learn the secrets of the Federation
Losing the communicator was a threat to all the secrets of the Federation’s technology, because that meant the Iotians will find out about the translator.

While Spock certainly has a rich track record of memorable quotes, one phrase, in particular, came to be closely associated with him. What expression are we talking about?

Live Long and Aspire

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Live Long and Prosper

Live Well and Prosper

Live Long and Prosper
Live long and prosper’ is an abbreviated version of a traditional Jewish religious blessing. It came to a wider public in the Star Trek TV series, where it was used there by the character Mr. Spock (actor Leonard Nimoy, himself Jewish) as the greeting of the Vulcan people.

David Marcus was the son of Dr. Carol Marcus and James T. Kirk. His death was a painful event that every Trekkie should remember. But how did he die?

James T. Kirk murdered him accidentally

He was killed during Project Genesis by a Klingon soldier

He was killed during an undercover mission

He dies from an exposure to protomatter

He was killed during Project Genesis by a Klingon soldier
He did father a son with Dr. Carol Marcus, David, but was asked to avoid his upbringing and did not know he had matured into a scientific genius until 2285-86, when the young man was killed by Klingons on the Genesis planet he’d help to create.

In the episode “The Man Trap” the crew refers to a specific monster as “the creature”. However, fans call it by the substance it craves. What does the so called “creature” crave?




Human Blood

A salt vampire or salt succubus was a sentient humanoid species native to the planet M-113, which by the mid-23rd century contained nothing but “the ruins of an ancient and long-dead civilization”. After the last surviving individual on the planet perished in 2266, the species was thought extinct.

Following the Vulcan tradition, Spock was betrothed as a child. What was his spouse’s name?





T’Pring, born in 2230, was a Vulcan female who was bonded to Spock as a child. In 2267, when Spock began suffering from pon farr, he returned to Vulcan to mate with T’Pring.

In the episode “Mirror, Mirror” four characters from Star Trek travel into a parallel universe where the Federation is replaced by an evil Empire. What four crew members experienced the parallel universe?

Kirk, Sulu, Chekov, Uhura

Spock, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu

Kirk, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura

Uhura, Kirk, Chekov, Sulu

Kirk, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura
In 2267, four Starfleet officers (Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Uhura, Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott, and Doctor Leonard McCoy) from the USS Enterprise were exchanged with those same officers from the ISS Enterprise in the mirror universe because of transporter interference from an ion storm.

In the episode “All Our Yesterdays”, Spock and Dr. McCoy are transported back in time, to the planet’s ice age. They meet a young woman, with whom Spock falls in love. What’s her name?





“All Our Yesterdays” is the twenty-third and penultimate episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. It guest-stars Mariette Hartley as Zarabeth and Ian Wolfe as Mr. Atoz. The title comes from a soliloquy given by Macbeth.

Just like any other Starfleet member, Spock has a serial number. Do you remember the exact sequence?

S 179-276 SP

SCP 410-123 P

S 880-555-35-35


S 179-276 SP
When Spock first beams onboard, the says his Starfleet serial number which is: S-179-276 SP. This number was first mentioned in the original series episode “Court Martial.”

In the context of Star Trek, a yeoman serves in a similar fashion to a personal secretary to the commanding officer. Do you remember which yeoman lived in the room 3C 46?

Syrena Gorde

Dorothy Fontane

Janice Rand

Leslie Parrish

Janice Rand
Janice Rand is a fictional character in the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Original Series during its first season, as well as three of the Star Trek films. She is the Captain’s yeoman on board the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), and first appeared in the episode “The Man Trap”. She had significant roles in the episodes “The Enemy Within”, where she fights off an evil version of Captain James T. Kirk; “Charlie X” where a young man with god-like powers falls in love with her; and “Miri” where she is infected with a deadly disease while on an away mission and is kidnapped by jealous children.

When Spock and Kirk arrive at Vulcan, Kirk is impressed to find a powerful female officiating the ceremony of Spock’s mating ritual. What’s her name?





T’Pau was a Vulcan diplomat, judge, and philosopher who became one of the leading figures in Vulcan history. One of the most logical minds among her people, she had also been “absolutely ruthless in the application of her logic.”

Which character says the phrase “Let’s get the hell out of here” in the episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”?



Captain Kirk


Captain Kirk
When the Guardian declares that “many such journeys are possible”, a brokenhearted Kirk simply states “Let’s get the hell out of here,” and the landing party beams off the planet back to the Enterprise.

What was the name of the leader of the Kelvans in the episode “By Any Other Name”?





“By Any Other Name” is the 22nd episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. A landing party beams down to locate the source, and promptly finds a humanoid male and female, Rojan and Kelinda of the Kelvan Empire, who immediately paralyze Kirk and the landing party and order Kirk to surrender the Enterprise.

Which actress played Edith Keeler, a compassionate and forward-thinking woman who died in a traffic accident?

Linda Evans

Joan Collins

Elizabeth Taylor

Tara Newley

Joan Collins
After stealing clothes from a fire escape to blend in, they meet a woman named Edith Keeler (Joan Collins), who runs the 21st Street Mission.

To this day the first season of the Original Series remains one of the most expensive TV series to produce. How much did one episode cost adjusted for inflation?

$1.4 million


$2 million


$1.4 million
Star Trek season one cost $190,000 per episode, which is $1.4 million in today’s money. On the other hand, season two and season three cost at least $50,000 less.

Gary Seven is a major character in the episode “Assignment: Earth.” He portrays a human raised on a distant planet, who is later revealed to be a time traveler. Which actor plays him?

Teri Garr

Robert Lansing

James Daly

Antoinette Bower

Robert Lansing
Gary Seven is the major character in the last episode of the second season of the original Star Trek television series, “Assignment: Earth”. He is portrayed by Robert Lansing.

You know tribbles? The small, furry, cute, and somehow attractive species? Well, which one of these facts is NOT true about them?

They eat a lot

They reproduce in 12 hours

They talk way too much

They hate Klingons

They talk way too much
Tribbles are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe. They were conceived by screenwriter David Gerrold and first appeared in 1967, in the fifteenth episode of the second season of The Original Series, titled “The Trouble with Tribbles”. They are depicted as a small, furry, gentle, cute and slow-moving, but rapidly reproducing, lovable species.

James T. Kirk was one of the most famous and decorated starship captains in the history of Starfleet. Where on Earth did Kirk live?





Kirk was born on Earth in Iowa on March 22nd, 2233 as a citizen of the Federation. (TOS: “The Deadly Years”; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; Star Trek V: The Final Frontier; ENT: “In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II” production resource) He was the son of George and Winona Kirk. His parents named him after his maternal grandfather, James, and his paternal grandfather, Tiberius.

In the episode “The Naked Time” of the Original Series, we find out that Hikaru Sulu is obsessed with which romantic adventure?

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Three Musketeers


Knights of the Round Table

The Three Musketeers
When Sulu was infected with the polywater intoxication he fancied himself as the reincarnation of D’Artagnan, the character from The Three Musketeers.

Do you remember which bridge officer accused Spock of being a spy for the Romulans in the episode “Balance of Terror”?

Lt. Stiles


Lt. Montgomery

Dr. McCoy

Lt. Stiles
Lt. Stiles comes from a family known for their space service. However, in a war with the Romulans, all of them died, leaving Stiles alone and in deep hatred for the Romulans – hence his accusation against Spock.

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