1. Everyone speaks English. It's amazing, really. But it's also cool, because you can go from planet to planet and not have to worry about interpreters and miscommunication.
2. Since everyone speaks English, there has to be something that identifies your planet or colony of origin. Facial features predominately set everyone apart. But in case you might wonder, each planet/colony has a different style of clothing as well.
3. There are many rare and deadly diseases in outer space. If your ship comes in contact with one of these dreaded diseases, do not worry. The doctor will be able to save you in the nick of time. Actually, do not worry if you are a key component to the space ship. If you are not very important, be very worried. You probably won't survive.
4. If someone aboard your space ship suddenly starts acting very odd, and issuing commands unlike the norm, be prepared for him to actually be an enemy who has assumed all the characteristics of the person.
5. In outer space, it is possible to transport people to your ship. Even enemies, if you wish to communicate with them on your ship. But, if you get lost while on a mission, do not expect your ship-mates to transport you back, even if you are the captain.
6. It is possible to disappear. The proper term is "cloaking".
7. Sometimes the enemy will cause yourself or members of your ship to alter their appearance. Again, don't be overly worried, by the end of the
8. Time travel is indeed possible. How, this is not made clear, but it is indeed a reality of outer space.
There you have it! The things I've learned about Outer Space according to Star Trek. *Grin* Do I watch Star Trek? No way! Unless, of course, I come through the room and it looks interesting. It helps if Kevin is eating popcorn while watching. I can sit down to eat the popcorn. That's all.