In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, check out these fun facts you may not know about the series:
- Did you know the famous Vulcan hand salute is actually the Hebrew letter shin formed by the hands? Traditionally used by Jewish clergy as a congregational blessing, Leonard Nimoy was the first to suggest its use in the series.
- The pilot episode of Star Trek was filmed over a period of 9 days and cost $630,000- the most expensive television pilot up to that point.
- There are 6 main television series that make up the majority of Star Trek: The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. This doesn’t even include the new series slated for 2017, Star Trek Discovery!
- Famous fans of the Star Trek series include Mila Kunis, Ben Stiller, Rosario Dawson, Richard Branson, and Olivia Wilde.
If you want more information about Star Trek, check out our library catalog to see what’s available! Also be sure to stop by the library and see our amazing display of Star Trek memorabilia:
Do you have a favorite series or Star Trek episode? Let us know in the comments, and as always…
Live Long and Prosper!