The teleporter in Star Trek was conceived because budget limitations prevented expensive shots of spaceships landing on planets
 
In the pilot, the first officer was a woman played by Majel Barrett. Barrett later married Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry
 
Contrary to popular belief, the line "Beam me up, Scotty" is never said in the Star Trek series or films
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The first Space Shuttle was originally named the "Constitution", but was renamed "Enterprise" after a letter writing campaign by Star Trek fans
 
Deforest Kelley, who played Dr. McCoy was considered for the role of Spock
 
James Doohan, who played Scotty, was a war hero who stormed Juno beaches during WWII. He lost the middle finger on his right hand during his service