Star Trek has consistently been one of the most innovative and inspiring properties in science-fiction for more than 50 years now. There are many excellent movies, TV shows, games, and books out there bearing the Star Trek brand and given the franchise’s longevity, it’s hardly surprising that there is also no shortage of fascinating behind-the-scenes stories revolving around it as well. Whether you’re a devoted Trekkie or a newcomer who has enjoyed the rebooted movie franchise so far, you’re sure to get a kick out of the following Star Trek facts.
In honor of Sir Patrick Stewart’s birthday, here are 25 lesser-known facts about the Star Trek franchise. Enjoy!