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STAR TREK TRIVIA IV

31) What ST:TNG prop was designed using an automotive air filter and a hair band?


Geordi's VISOR was originally improvised from an automotive air filter and a hair band.

32) In "Mirror, Mirror", what weapon does Kirk keep concealed in his quarters?


The Tantalus field was a 23rd century device found aboard the I.S.S. Enterprise in the mirror universe, which could be used to monitor and eliminate enemies from existence with the touch of a button.

33) Which of the following characters was trapped in a transporter buffer for 75 years?


In "Relics", the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D discovers Montgomery Scott alive in a transporter buffer while investigating the 75-year-old wreck of a Federation transport vessel.

34) What original Star Trek actor appeared in the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation?


DeForest Kelley appeared as 137-year-old Leonard McCoy in "Encounter at Farpoint", the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, reprising his role from the original series. As he inspects the Enterprise-D, he tells Data, "You treat her like a lady ... and she'll always bring you home."

35) What character asks Data if he is "fully functional"?


In "The Naked Now", Tasha Yar asks Data if he is "fully functional". He replies that he is not only functional "in every way", but also "programmed in multiple techniques." "Oh you jewel," Tasha says, "that's exactly what I hoped!"

36) Who was originally offered the role of Spock?


Martin Landau was originally offered the role of Spock, but declined. Later, Leonard Nimoy, who did accept the part, took over the role of the disguise-expert on "Mission: Impossible" when Landau left that show. Landau later headed his own sci-fi series, "Space: 1999" (1975).

37) What type of pet does Captain Archer have on Enterprise?


A 22nd-century beagle, Porthos, is Captain Archer's closest companion and confidant.

38) What two stars of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine were married in real life in 1997?


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine stars Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir) and Nana Visitor (Maj. Kira Nerys) were married in real life in 1997 (after the show's fourth season).

39) Who was the first real astronaut to appear in any Star Trek episode?


Mae C. Jemison was the first real astronaut to appear in any Star Trek show. She played "Lt. Palmer" in a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode entitled "Second Chances" (May 22, 1993).

40) In which Star Trek series did writer Larry Niven introduce the cat-like alien race, the Kzinti, into the Star Trek universe?


In "Slaver Weapon", an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, writer Larry Niven introduced the cat-like alien race, the Kzinti, from his "Known Space" novels into the Star Trek universe.

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