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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?”

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