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Star Trek Day

Star Trek Bridge, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock

About Star Trek Day

When is Star Trek Day: This holiday is always observed on September 8

Trekkie fans rejoice. Today is Star Trek Day, a September 8 holiday. On September 8, 1966, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek premiered on television. With the airing of the first pilot, the episode titled “Man Trap” launched the creation of one of the greatest television and movie franchises in history. Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. are among the most recognizable characters in the entertainment world. On this special day, we honor and celebrate the Star Trek franchise, the characters, and the actors.

Paramount Pictures Studio owns this long-lasting franchise. Surprisingly, the original series only lasted three years on television. But, its fame and popularity have endured and grown over several decades. In the Sci-Fi genre, only War Wars is more popular. However, Star Wars didn’t hit the big screen until 11 years after the first pilot of Star Trek: The Original Series aired on television.

Star Trek Trivia

Trekkies likely already know most of this Trivia. But, we hope there are a few interesting tidbits even the most avid fan did not know.

  • Star Trek debuted on television on September 8, 1966.
  • “Man Trap” was the first pilot episode.
  • Gene Roddenberry is the creator of the show.
  • The original series had 80 shows.
  • The last show aired on June 3, 1969.
  • The original series was canceled due to low ratings!
  • Captain Kirk’s full name is James Tiberius Kirk.
  • Spock’s father was a Vulcan named Sarek. His mother was a human named Amanda Grayson.
  • Spock has a half-brother named Sybok, and an adopted sister named Michael Burnham.
  • A Star Trek series featured Spock’s half-sister Michael Burnham in the leading role.
  • An asteroid discovered on August 16, 1971, was named Mr. Spock.
  • Scottie’s full name is Montgomery Scott.
  • Setting the record straight: “Beam me up, Scotty” was never said in any series or movie. However, “Beam us up, Scotty” was.
  • The Vulcan salute was created by Leonard Nimoy.
  • Originally, NBC asked Gene Roddenberry to get rid of the “guy with the pointy ears”. This was partly because NBC was worried about Spock’s satanic appearance.  Fortunately, Gene Roddenberry refused the request.
  • The town of Riverside, Iowa, is the ‘future birthplace’ dedicated to Kirk, born in 2233.
  •  Kirk’s birthdate is March 22, the same birthdate as William Shatner.
  • Lieutenant Uhura broke racial barriers on television. And, she was the first to share a televised inter-racial kiss.
  • Scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory wore “Spock Ears” while monitoring the Mariner V on its October 1967 fly-by of Venus.
  • At the age of 90, William Shatner who played Captain Kirk, became the oldest person to go into space on October 13, 2021.

How to Celebrate Star Trek Day

We hope you enjoy Star Trek Day to the fullest. Here are some ways to participate in this day:

  • Watch a Star Trek program.
  • Binge-watch the original series, or any follow-ons or movies. 
  • Hold a Star Trek costume party.
  • Buy memorabilia.
  • As you go about your day, say Star Trek quotes.
  • If you are artistically inclined, draw a picture of the Star Ship Enterprise.
  • Greet people with Mr. Spock’s Vulcan salute (double “V”) and say to them “Live long and prosper”.
  • Learn even more about Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. 
  • Go to a convention.

Star Trek Quotes

“To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before…” – – Opening narrative in the original series

“You’d make a splendid computer, Mr. Spock.” – – Captain Kirk

“How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life.” – – Captain James T. Kirk

“Intuition, however illogical, Mr. Spock, is recognized as a command prerogative.” – – Captain Spock

“Live long and prosper.” – – Spock

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” — Mr. Spock

“I have been – and always shall be – your friend.” – – Spock

“An ancestor of mine maintained that if you eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – – Mr. Spock

“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” – – Spock

“I’m giving her all she’s got, captain. I can’t give her no more.” – – Scottie

“We are the Borg. Resistance is futile” – – The Borg

” Make it so!” – – Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation 

Star Trek Transporter Room

History and Origin of Star Trek Day

While they do not come out and explicitly state it, Paramount Pictures Studio created Star Trek Day in 2019. They own the Star Trek franchise. Paramount actively promotes this holiday and encourages the creation of events to celebrate the day. Quite obviously, Paramount created this holiday to promote the Star Trek franchise. However, they also do this to enhance the experience for all of us Trekkies.

Star Trek Sick Bay

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