Trivia

Hard

Before Star Trek, Multiple Cast Members Appeared On Another Space-Themed Show Called?

Space Patrol
Men Into Space
Atom Squad
Space Command

Answer: Space Command

These days, William Shatner and James Doohan are best known for their iconic roles as Captain James T. Kirk and Chief Engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, respectively, on the 1960s sci-fi show Star Trek and the subsequent movies.

What many people don’t realize, however, is that both of them appeared on a space-themed show before their roles on Star Trek. In the mid-1950s, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aired a children’s sci-fi space adventure series called Space Command.

The series was notable for two big reasons. It was the first time the CBC had funded and aired an in-house dramatic series and, most relevant to our trivia today, James Doohan played the recurring role of Phil Mitchell on the show, and William Shatner had guest appearances. That means not only did the two well-known Star Trek actors appear on a sci-fi show before Star Trek, but they appeared on the same show, together.

If you’re super pumped to see a very young Doohan and Shatner trying out their sci-fi chops, however, we do have some bad news. Like many early and mid-20th century recordings (such as the early seasons of Doctor Who), all but one of the 150 episodes of Space Command have been lost to the sands of time.

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Animals Was Originally Known As The “River Horse”?

Trivia

Hard

Who Was The First Recipient Of Texting Slang “OMG!”?

Trivia

Hard

Iconic Trivia Column “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” Began Life As?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First Metal Group To Reach The Top Of The Billboard Charts Was?

Trivia

Hard

The Only Warm Blooded Fish In The World Is The?

Trivia

Hard

“Buck”, The Common Slang Term For U.S. Dollars, Originated With Which Of These Industries?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First Toilet Shown On Television Appeared In An Episode Of?

Trivia

Hard

If You Want To Dig Through The Earth To Get To China, You’d Better Start In?

Trivia

Hard

What Links The Author Of 1984 And A Current Surveillance Researcher?

Trivia

Hard

Apollo 11 Astronauts Used Their Signatures As What?