Geordi LaForge is named after a real Star Trek fan named George LaForge? George LaForge died from muscular dystrophy in 1975.


LeVar Burton appeared on "Roots"? He's not the only one. Thalmus Rasulala, who played Captain Donald Varley of the USS Yamato in "Contagion", played Omoro Kinte in ROOTS. Also, Ben Vereen, who is also a Trek fan, also appeared on Roots.
Gates McFadden's stunts in "Remember Me" was done when she was pregnant but she did not know about it until days later.




This character first appeared in memos as Wesley, Roddenberry’s middle name. But Bob Justman pushed for sex change for the character, on the grounds that teenage boys appeared too often in similar roles. It was time for a girl, Justman argued, in this case, Leslie. The Leslie/Wesley decision wavered back and forth so often that even when the casting call for the series went out, on December 10th, the character was described as “an appealing 15-year-old Caucasian girl.