Our favourite Original Series references
LOGGING In In Kirk’s opening Captain’s Log, he mentions that it’s the 966th day of the Enterprise’s five-year mission. Star Trek first aired in September 1966 – that’s 9/66.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK Star Trek IV featured a USS Yorktown. More significantly, when Gene Roddenberry first pitched Star Trek to NBC in 1964, Yorktown was originally going to be the name of the ship. PEACH OF A SPEECH Kirk’s “There’s no such thing as the unknown” speech as the Enterprise heads into the nebula is a word-for-word pinch from 1966 episode “The Corbomite Maneuver”.
NIMOY’S NUMBER The registry number of the Franklin – NX-326 – is another little tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy. The actor’s birthday was 26 March - 3/26 in US date order.
Ho Ho Ho, GREEN GIANT Scotty mentions a theory that the USS Franklin fell foul of a “giant green space hand”. That’s exactly what the Enterprise encountered in the classic episode “Who Mourns For Adonais?”