This story contains possible minor spoilers for the Season 2 finale of “Outlander.”
A good Star Trek fan knows that there are some big names from Trek’s past working on Starz latest hit series, “Outlander,” including Ira Steven Behr.
Based on the books by Diana Gabaldon, the television version was developed by Ronald D. Moore, who got his break in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and later carried that over to “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” By the time “Star Trek: Enterprise” got to air, Moore was hard at work on what would become one of Syfy’s signature series, a reboot of “Battlestar Galactica.”
In the Season 2 finale of “Outlander,” however, the time-traveling show had a chance to feature his old love, Star Trek.
In the opening scene, a television show is prominently displayed to a small 1968 audience in Scotland, apparently to keep the children entertained during a wake. The featured show was the popular British series “The Avengers,” but it was almost “Star Trek.”