Remembering when the King of Jordan was on Star Trek

Remembering when the King of Jordan was on Star Trek

King Abdullah II of Jordan made headlines this week after posing in military fatigues in a post on the official Royal Hashemite Court's Facebook page.

The image sparked - incorrect - rumours he would personally participate in strikes on Isis to avenge the murder of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh.

King Abdullah would have been qualified to do so: he is a qualified helicopter pilot who trained at Sandhurst and commanded Jordan's special forces before coming to the throne in 1999.

Back when he was still a prince in 1996, King Abdullah appeared as an extra on Star Trek - a video of the incident has recently surfaced again after going viral on Reddit.

According to the Star Trek Voyager Companion the episode was called Investigations, and while it was a non-speaking un-credited role it is on the King Abdullah's IMDB page.

In other news, one of King Abdullah's pet projects in Jordan involves building a Star Trek theme park, according to the Daily Mail.

As David once asked after the dentist, is this real life?

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