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Star Trek's DeForest Kelley said nice guys always finish last

DeForest Kelley was one of those rare nice guys who finished first.

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."

The original Romulan Bird of Prey model from Star Trek was trashed

There's a behind-the-scenes reason the Romulans switched to Klingon spaceships.

Elinor Donahue told the story behind her unexpected Star Trek wardrobe malfunction

Gene Roddenberry called her at home to cast her in "Metamorphosis."

Star Trek shirts that'll make you feel like you're on the USS Enterprise

We've seen a lot of fashionable Star Trek fans!

R.I.P. Barbara Baldavin, Star Trek actress and casting director

Baldavin played a bride-to-be on Star Trek. She was 85 years old.

The Star Trek Harry Mudd spin-off that never was

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

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.

Spock's ears used to hurt Leonard Nimoy

The ears were painful and hard to apply.

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.

A haircut changed DeForest Kelley's whole career

A new look gave Star Trek's DeForest Kelley a new outlook on life.

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.

Spock's ears caught the attention of many people, just not in the way he expected

Mr. Spock had a dedicated fan base, with or without the ears.

R.I.P. Maggie Thrett, stunning humanoid from Star Trek

Thrett stood out in an early and memorable episode of The Original Series.

Star Trek changed Nichelle Nichols' mind about the space program

The 'Star Trek' legend who spent her days in space once opposed the space program.

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!"

8 incredibly awesome fight scenes from classic television

We count down epic clashes including Kirk, Spock, Bruce Lee, bar brawls and a bear.

12 Trek stars on their favorite episodes

Do you agree with Shatner or Stewart?

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.

Ted Cassidy helped Gene Roddenberry play a prank behind the scenes on Star Trek

As the frightening android Ruk, Cassidy helped Roddenberry deal with an annoying salesman.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Story of the Signature Star Trek Sideburn

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

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.

Star Trek's man in the monster suit made fascinating behind-the-scene movies

The stand-in for Bones, Billy Blackburn captured great footage on his 8mm.

6 adorable pets of the Star Trek universe

Humans, Vulcans and Klingons alike all love their cuddly pets.
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