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Today In STAR TREK History: June 25th

I can't see the resemblence myself.
Welcome to our round-up of the Star Trek episodes which received their premiere broadcast on this day throughout the show's long history, along with anything else of note that may have taken place. All viewing figures quoted are for U.S. premiere.

June 25th
On this day in 2015 the cameras begun rolling on the third of the Kelvin timeline movies; Star Trek: Beyond. It would be over a year until its release on July 22nd 2016, and to date it remains the most recent big-screen Star Trek adventure.

Twenty years before that, on June 25th 1995, the third season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine came to an end with The Adversary. The episode saw the newly-promoted Captain Sisko receive orders to take the Defiant on a patrol of the Tzenkethi border, where a destabilizing coup has just taken place, but a Changeling hides on board and sabotages the ship.

There are a couple of interesting points of trivia about The Adversary; according to the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion book the rifles used in this episode are the first rifles ever seen in Star Trek which actually have a trigger. Also, this episode marks the last time Doctor Julian Bashir actor Alexander Siddig is credited as "Siddig El Fadil". However, as a director, he continued using Siddig El Fadil up to the 1997 Deep Space Nine episode Business as Usual. And in case you're wondering, his given name at birth, when translated from his natural Sudanese Arabic, was 'Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abdurrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi', which clearly rolls off the tongue. It's perhaps understandable why he shortened and then subsequently changed it when he became an actor as can you imagine how long it would take him to sign autographs otherwise!

Join us again next time for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the movie's released, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Star Trek history.

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