43 Star Trek Trivia Questions and Answers

Star Trek was launched in 1966 and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. But, do you know enough about the franchise to consider yourself a true Trekkie? Find out by playing this Star Trek trivia!

While Star Trek may be one of the best-known and highest-grossing sci-fi franchises of all time, there are many Star Trek trivia facts that a lot of fans may not be aware of. 

Throughout this Star Trek trivia, your Trekkie knowledge will be tested, and your level of expertise will certainly grow as you learn some truly fascinating facts, stats, and information about this franchise. 

Some of the things you’ll learn are out of this world

Ready to take off?

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General Star Trek Trivia Questions and Answers

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Star Trek has had a firm and faithful following since it first hit our screens more than 60 years ago. 

With a series of novels, movies, video games, animation, and of course, TV shows, there is a lot of Star Trek trivia knowledge out there!

The first Star Trek trivia round features 20 random questions about the franchise; they could be about its development, casting, writing, or production. 

Or, they may be about the cast, characters, episodes, and seasons

This is a quick-fire round with nothing too complicated! 

Live Long and Prosper!

1: What was the name of the first Star Trek TV show?
Star Trek: The Original Series.
2: By whom was the starship USS Enterprise created?
United Federation of Planets.
3: What else can Star Trek fans be called other than Trekkies?
4: Which type of alien species is the father of Spock?
5: What is the first installment in the Star Trek film series?
The Motion Picture.
6: What is a Klingon?
A member of a warlike humanoid alien species.
7: Which character said: 'Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.'?
8: Which series had the most episodes, with 178?
The Next Generation.
9: Which Star Trek captain has an artificial heart?
Jean-Luc Picard.
10: Who keeps a Lionfish in their ready room?
Captain Picard.
11: Which two actors made history with a steamy scene that is widely regarded as one of American TV's first interracial kisses?
William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols.
12: Which movie was released on June 9, 1989?
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
13: Which leading character never appeared in the pilot episode 'The Cage'?
Captain Kirk.
14: Who is the creator of the whole Star Trek enterprise?
Gene Roddenberry.
15: Which astronaut made a guest appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation?
Mae Jemison.
16: Who played Scotty?
James Doohan.
17: Why did Star Trek appear in the Guinness World Records in 2016?
For being the world's most successful science fiction television franchise.
18: Which captain is known for the command 'Execute!'?
Admiral James T. Kirk.
19: What is the title of the episode that features an appearance from the late Professor Stephen Hawkings?
20: What is Captain Kirk's middle name?

Cast and Characters Star Trek Trivia Questions and Answers

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The original cast lineup made considerable contributions to the progression of TV and film due to it being one of the first multicultural and multiracial

In the 1960s, this cast was controversial; a black female communications officer, a Russian navigator, a Japanese helmsman, and a human/hybrid first officer; yet the world loved it! 

This Star Trek trivia round will look at some of the best cast members, past and present, and remind you of a few reasons why this show was absolute TV gold from the very beginning. 

Here we go!

1: This smart Xenoanthropologist was a woman of color with a solid backstory that sees her become the foster sibling of one of the biggest Star Trek characters.
Michael Burnham.
2: Which character was orphaned by a Romulan attack and raised by human parents on planet earth?
3: Who was the first woman to lead a Star Trek series?
Captain Kathryn Janeway.
4: Mr. Spock is the face of Star Trek, but what color shirt did he wear? Bonus point if you can explain why!
Blue. All science and medical staff wore blue shirts.
5: Which character said: 'The only person you're truly competing against is yourself.'?
Jean-Luc Picard.
6: Who killed Captain Kirk in Star Trek: Generations?
Dr. Tolian Soran.
7: Whose pet cat was named Spot?

Famous Quotes in Star Trek Trivia Questions and Answers

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If you’re planning to communicate with fellow Trekkies at the next Comicon or simply want to increase your ability to showcase how much of a fan you are, this Star Trek trivia round is where it’s at! 

Learn how to speak some of the best Star Trek quotes and phrases by paying attention to this section, 

From funny Star Trek quotes to humorous one-liners, I have rounded up my favorite 10 quotes, and all you have to do is put a character to the quote!

In this Star Trek trivia round, the answer will always be a character; it’s that straightforward (the real brain teasers are to follow in the next round!)

Let’s match! 

1: 'Insufficient facts always invite danger.'
2: 'It is possible to commit no errors and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.'
Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
3: 'To boldly go where no man has gone before.'
Captain James T. Kirk.
4: 'Without followers, evil cannot spread.'
5: 'Curious, how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.'
6: 'Without freedom of choice, there is no creativity.'
Captain James T. Kirk.

Hard Star Trek Trivia Questions and Answers

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If you think this Star Trek trivia has been a simple ride up until now, things are about to get a lot more turbulent

I am confident this round will feature some of the toughest Star Trek trivia questions in the known universe!

If you have paid great attention to detail in every single episode, movie, magazine, interview, and all things Star Trek related, then you may be okay!

If not, live long and prosper later on! 

Here we go! 

1: What was the name of Khan's ship?
SS Botany Bay.
2: What movie was the first of The Next Generation series?
Generations (1994).
3: What species is Keenser?
4: Which sport did Captain Sisco like?
5: Which character was supposed to have red skin, but this had to change due to most homes having black and white TV sets?
6: What is the name of Captain Picard's Borg?
7: How many years did The Original Series run on TV?
3 (1966 - 1969).
8: What type of weapons technology does a phaser use?
Particle-beam weapons.
9: By 2002, how much money had Star Trek merchandise generated for Paramount?
$4 billion.
10: Which comedian was offered role in a Star Trek movie after their success on Saturday Night Live?
Eddie Murphy.

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Thank you for playing this Star Trek trivia; I hope it brought back some great memories of the show and filled you with nostalgia, too! See you again soon for more trivia fun. 

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