The person who was perhaps the most unhappy with Captain Kirk’s passing was William Shatner himself. Shatner desperately wanted to be cast in future Star Trek movies, but he hit a major speed bump ending his life in the first one. He wanted to be a part of the new era of Star Trek films and did everything he could.
He even wrote books with alternate trajectories, penning several novels for the sole purpose of resurrecting Captain Kirk. In a 2012 Comic-Con interview, Shatner said straight out that he wished he could’ve starred in a J.J. Abrams version of the legendary sci-fi story.
LeVar Burton’s VISOR Impaired His Vision
It's no secret that Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge used the space-age VISOR to correct blindness. The fan-favorite character wore the futuristic-looking contraption in all seven seasons of the “Next Generation” television series and in one of the four “Generations” films made.
Ironically, the prop was not conducive to seeing and the actor found himself tripping over things. How silly is that?! On the other hand, no one could tell that he got in a few naps here and there during long shoots. At a 2015 Star Trek convention, he divulged that he would fall asleep with the VISOR on during long takes.
The Klingons’ Shifting Foreheads
In “The Original Series” Klingons looked fearsome, but their foreheads were no different than a normal-looking human. Then, in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” ferocious ridges were introduced for the first time. It is speculated that T.O.S. was too cash-strapped to afford prosthetics for every Klingon.
Since their new look emerged, the ridges have remained a defining feature of a Klingon and fans accept the difference because it looks awesome, and it is how the race should have originally been represented. There was a slight alteration to the look on “Star Trek Discovery” and in the Kelvinverse. By the way, that's Christopher Lloyd!
Captain Kirk’s Passing Elicited Threats
When Dr. Tolian Soran, the evil villain played by the one and only Malcolm McDowell, slew the captain in “Star Trek: Generations,” fans left theaters enraged. Lots of people did not like that ending. Even McDowell didn’t like it, calling it “cheesy.” Nevertheless, disgruntled Trekkies hated it bitterly and McDowell became the target of their ire.
A slew of threats prompted Paramount to hire security for him. Fan indignation would have been better directed at Paramount and producer Rick Berman. Yet, Berman stood solidly behind the ending saying, it was an “effective and exciting climax” to the movie. Most viewers disagreed though.
Blooper Reels Are Full of Door Fails
As the doors were not operated automatically, stagehands would pull settings to open the doors. These stagehands sometimes missed cues to open doors and it happened on too many occasions. Actors were scripted to walk briskly toward the door, so when it wouldn't open, a loud “bonk” and a burst of laughter ensued. There are blooper reels dedicated to featuring cast members walking into doors that failed to open. Sometimes the bonk elicits a curse word or two.
For unknown reasons, the franchise never brought automated doors up to speed on the Enterprise, and these door fails happen in every iteration of the classic sci-fi.