Star Trek: The Next Generation Easter Egg - 47
The number 47 features heavily in the Star Trek universe. Allow me to explain; Joe Menosky, one of the writers on Star Trek, is a graduate of Pomona College, where a Mathematics Professor once came up with the theory that 47 was a very important number. I won't go into too much detail here, instead I have provided links at the bottom of the egg for you to read more about this strange "47 Phenomenon" yourself!
I warn you - know that I am telling you about this egg it will change Star Trek for you forever! You will not be able to watch an episode without looking for the egg, and you will feel a great sense of satisfaction when you spot it, because you know that you know the secret of 47.
Every* episode of Star Trek the next Generation features a number 47. It sounds unbelievable, but it's true. The 47 is sometimes spoken; "Shields down to 47%", sometimes written; "Tactical Analysis 47 Delta" and sometimes very subtle; "Apartment 4G", but it's there. And now that you know about it you won’t be able to help yourself from looking for it.
This egg is in my opinion one of the best ever, I would love to know what other people think. But just to clear up any doubt, here are some resources that will back up my claim, and provide some very interesting reading on the whole 47 phenomenon!
This page is taken from Pomona College's website:
This page is dedicated to the 47's of Star Trek:
This page contains a list of 47's in Star Trek the Next Generation:
*The number 47 only appears in episodes contained in seasons 4 through 7 (yet another 47!), and also features in Deep Space 9, and Voyager.
Happy "47" watching,
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|Star Trek (2009) - Sectore 47 shipyards.
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