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The moment DeForest Kelley knew Star Trek was a phenomenon

Bones recalls when he realized Star Trek was huge.

Star Trek inspired William Shatner to fly high

While Star Trek flew high among the ratings, Shatner was literally taking flight all over the country.

Fan mail gave Spock a bigger role on Star Trek

Viewers got their way and Spock became a star.

Nichelle Nichols almost quit after Star Trek's first season

Luckily for Trekkies, Dr. Martin Luther King intervened.

The Ultimate H&I Holiday Gift Guide: Star Trek Edition

Here's a gift guide featuring the finest Star Trek attire, collectibles, and more that every Trekkie would love as a gift.

Spock's ears used to hurt Leonard Nimoy

The ears were painful and hard to apply.

8 reasons Nichelle Nichols is the coolest woman in space

From Duke Ellington dancer to NASA recruiter, Nichols has led an amazing life.

Walter Koenig wrote his own outline for Star Trek VI

''Star Trek VI: In Flanders Fields'' would have tackled themes of mortality, aging, and loss of purpose.

William Shatner and Captain Kirk shared common traits

We don't know if aliens are out there watching us, but we do know a lot of people had eyes on Shatner.

Leonard Nimoy once escaped from Spock-obsessed fans via firetruck

Trapped in a manager's office and hiding from a crowd of fans, Nimoy had to get creative to get out of the building.

Walter Koenig once pranked George Takei over a Star Trek movie

For a brief moment, Chekov convinced Sulu that the next Trek movie was going to be claymation.

Here's what William Shatner had to say about censorship

Shatner breaks down what could, and couldn't, be done on TV in '85.

It took Leonard Nimoy great self-control to play the role of Spock

Nimoy had to find some zen to play the role of Spock, both in front of the camera and in the real world.

John Wayne almost got George Takei fired from Star Trek

Lt. Sulu and The Duke starred together in The Green Berets.

Dr. McCoy's daughter was almost in a Star Trek episode — and would have had a romance with Kirk

The episode eventually aired with some significant rewrites, but the doctor's daughter was no longer in the script.

Star Trek crew on what made the show special

The cast gave answers to frequently asked Star Trek questions.

Star Trek in syndication: How reruns ruined James Doohan's career

Typecasting and royalty issues kept Doohan from fully embracing Scotty.

The final frontiersmen: 6 times Star Trek actors appeared on classic westerns

Six times Enterprise crewmembers traded blasters for revolvers

William Shatner acted alongside two of his daughters in Star Trek's ''Miri''

Two Starfleet officers were named after his children, too.

Star Trek's DeForest Kelley thought about becoming a real doctor

The 'Star Trek' doctor once considered becoming a doctor in real life! Dr. McCoy reporting for duty.

8 logical facts about Leonard Nimoy

With a quirky sense of humor and an aversion to taking himself too seriously, Nimoy was a favorite among Star Trek fans.

40 years ago, this Star Trek toy invented the game of laser tag

It was PYEW-PYEW-pretty awesome to be a Trekkie in 1979.

Leonard Nimoy created this iconic Spock scene, and nailed it in one take

"We had just enough time for one take — so it had to go perfectly!"

The weird and wonderful world of William Shatner's Christmas movies

From cheesy holiday romances to Christmas horror to animated movies, Shatner Klaus is here

5 original Star Trek episodes that were banned overseas

The BBC had some strict guidelines

The first appearances of 23 classic Star Trek aliens, catchphrases, terms and more

Here's where to spot the first Klingon, mind meld, "make it so" and more.

Remember when Shatner Claus surprised the LAPD with a Christmas Day feast?

The actor stopped by to give his thanks to those working on Christmas Day

10 minor goofs you never noticed in 'Star Trek'

They'll still make ships out of wood in the 23rd century.

William Shatner was confronted by Nichelle Nichols' eight-year-old son the first time they met

The inauspicious meeting happened after Nichols got in a car accident on the way to her brand-new Star Trek job.

8 bone-chilling Star Trek episodes

Bring in the spooky season with some of the spookiest episodes across the Star Trek franchise!

10 times Star Trek actors played the villain

Sometimes even the good guys go bad.

R.I.P. Nichelle Nichols, Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series

The Trek legend was a television pioneer, civil rights advocate, dancer, NASA employee and jazz singer.

7 things you never noticed in the historic Star Trek episode ''Plato's Stepchildren''

Taking a closer look at an iconic kiss, Nimoy's singing, and an actor who was very nearly Spock.

7 famous TV sets that were reused for other shows

Mayberry and 'Star Trek' have a lot more in common than you think.

The force is with these 10 classic TV influences on Star Wars

Any fan of Han Solo and the Death Star should seek out these vintage westerns and sci-fi adventures from the small screen.

This fan favorite Star Trek episode pays tribute to DeForest Kelley's rise to stardom

"Spectre of the Gun" took Star Trek fans to the O.K. Corral, a place Bones had visited twice before.

Did you notice the same footage of Scotty is reused in these back-to-back Star Trek episodes?

Budget cuts led Star Trek to reuse stock Scotty footage in one of the most expensive third season episodes.

Frank Gorshin was the most skilled celebrity impersonator in Hollywood

He was so good at aping other actors it was "weird and eerie."

William Shatner's scifi series to receive animated show

His line of books has received comics, trading cards, movies, and a live-action show — and now it's going into the animated... MORE

R.I.P. Eddie Paskey, Lt. Leslie and Star Trek regular

He defied the redshirt curse and appeared in more episodes than Sulu or Chekov.

A biopic of ''Star Trek'' creator Gene Roddenberry is in development

The story of the man behind Star Trek will be produced by his son.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of August 16

Might need to get that checked out.

Polaroid fooled everyone into thinking this Star Trek actress was married to James Garner

Mariette Hartley went from ''All Our Yesterdays'' to a ''marriage'' with Maverick.

Dr. McCoy's famous catchphrase first appeared in a classic film

It was potentially first used 33 years earlier.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of August 2

Space hippies, Data's brother Lore, and more!

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of July 12

"...and on that special day, the reclusive Shatner pokes his head up to say if there will be an early Spring."

There was no love from the academy for these iconic shows.

There was no love from the academy for these iconic shows.

The Star Trek Harry Mudd spin-off that never was

The intergalactic con man almost got his own Star Trek series.

R.I.P. Joanne Linville, who had memorable roles in Star Trek and The Twilight Zone

She was the first woman to play a Romulan in the Trek universe. She was 93.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of June 14

"Sorry I am being held up…I will be there in a moment."

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of May 31

"Wish I woke up looking like this!"

George Takei Almost Had his own Star Trek Series

The series would've been about when Sulu was Captain!

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of May 10

"It's like the first round of new-hires at McDonalds. You know 98 percent won't be back."

Joan Collins was Encouraged by her Children to Appear on Star Trek

She starred in one of the most popular Star Trek episodes.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of May 3

WARNING: Going full Shatner with a fully-charged phaser may be hazardous to someone else's health.

Martin Landau might have been Spock if he hadn't turned it down

"It would've been torturous. I would've probably died playing that role."

New Star Trek Movie Scheduled for 2023

What would you like to see from a new Star Trek film?

Leonard Nimoy said this is what everyone got wrong about Spock

The actor revealed his biggest pet peeve while playing the human/Vulcan hybrid.

William Shatner Reveals he's Never Seen an Episode of Star Trek

He finds watching himself to be too "painful."

March 26th declared 'Leonard Nimoy Day' in Boston

The city of Boston will celebrate the life and work of the late Leonard Nimoy on what would be his 90th birthday.

William Shatner essentially played Walter White three decades before 'Breaking Bad'

Shatner played a chemistry teacher turned drug manufacturer. Sound familiar?

George Takei's early appearance on Perry Mason eerily predicted his Star Trek character's name

Listen closely for ''Sulu'' in ''The Case of the Blushing Pearls.''

Someone snuck James Doohan’s ashes onto the International Space Station

Scotty has secretly been orbiting Earth for years.

Star Trek was just one of the pilots Gene Roddenberry made for Desilu in 1965

DeForest Kelley played the lab chief in this police drama.

A very Star Trek gift guide for the 2020 holiday season

Gift boldly where no man has gifted before this holiday season.

Barbara Baldavin had close ties to Star Trek production — and they still forgot her character's name

Did you ever catch this character's two different names in ''Shore Leave''?

Mark Lenard played three different aliens opposite the original Star Trek cast

He played a Romulan, a Vulcan and a Klingon. Important ones, too.

The Story of the Signature Star Trek Sideburn

What do you think of this subtle look of the future?

William Shatner is feeling the blues

"The Thrill is (not) Gone" from Shatner's ever-expanding music career.

Is Spock's stand-in really the silhouette in Psycho's iconic shower scene?

Frank da Vinci appeared in dozens of Star Trek episodes… but was he ''Mother''?

Sherry Jackson wore her Star Trek costume to lunch and immediately got cast in a movie

The former Make Room for Daddy star landed a role in a spy caper thanks to this jumpsuit.

Star Trek's Klingons were named after this LAPD officer seen on Dragnet

Wilbur Lee Clingan once worked with Gene Roddenberry.

Both original Star Trek doctors came together to fight giant man-eating bunnies in 1972

Night of the Lepus gave Trekkies a rare glimpse of Dr. McCoy and Dr. Piper working together.

Tarantino’s Star Trek Film is Possibly Back on and With a Familiar Setting

He's still looking to get a piece of the action for the next Trek film

Snoop Dogg's Star Trek parody film set for domestic release

From puppets to plant monsters, this movie has it all.

Leonard Nimoy's directorial debut was this vampire story on Night Gallery

Fortunately, a Star Trek cameraman was on hand to help!

Yvonne Craig was nearly another famous green alien on Star Trek

Plus, learn why she found the body paint to be "dismal."

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of May 11

"That's not how the Vulcan mind meld works! Try again."

New Star Trek prequel series will follow the adventures of Spock and Captain Pike

The world from the original Star Trek pilot will be explored in this spinoff series

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of May 4

"We'll always have the Swiss Alps..."

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of April 20

"Planet Earth is blue / And there's nothing I can do…"

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of March 8

"Mirror Sulu brought a knife to a fist fight, but still lost."

Simon Pegg doesn't think we'll get a fourth Star Trek reboot movie

The Scotty actor says it's due to lack of "Marvel money".

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of Feb 23

"This planet has turned Kirk into MacGyver."

8 of the most expensive TV shows from the 1960s and 70s

One show nearly bankrupt a network!

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of Feb 9

"Not only is he Captain Kirk. He wears eye liner."

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from the week of Feb 2

"We're ALL consumed by questions, space Abe."

R.I.P. Marj Dusay, the alien who stole Spock's brain

The actress gave us the iconic line "Brain and brain—what is brain?!"