Are you a fan of Star Trek? Here are 7 fun facts to check out. The original series was produced by Lucille Ball?s studio Desilu and when the studio executives wanted to pull the show because it was too expensive to produce, she wouldn?t allow it. Beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation, the number 47 makes regular appearances throughout numerous episodes. Many actors, including William Shatner, could not do the Vulcan hand sign.