The props of Star Trek have always been extremely creative and iconic-looking. From the Original Series communicators, all the way to the tricom badges in Discovery , it's clear that the crew behind Trek have cared a great deal about making unique props that help to make the universe feel real.
Of course, there are the Star Trek devices that we all know and love like tricorders, phasers, combadges, and more, but there are also many more obscure items that are just as interesting.
Some serve special functions that don't often get brought up, others just have cool backstories. Often, these items can seem totally insignificant until you learn the story behind them.
Here, we're going to count down ten of the most important background items that you probably never noticed, and give some history on where they came from and why they're so special to Star Trek .
10. Worf's Trophy
Dax and Worf kept a number of personal items in their shared quarters aboard Deep Space Nine. One item Worf kept was a trophy in the shape of the emblem of the Klingon Empire, which you may not remember held a deep significance to him.
The trophy seen in DS9 episodes like Resurrection was actually won by Worf at a Bat'leth competition on Forcas III in the Next Generation episode Parallels . After returning to the Enterprise in Parallels , Worf began shifting through various alternate universes, and one of the first reasons he noticed was because his trophy inexplicably changed from a first place Champion Standing trophy to a less impressive ninth place one.
Worf apparently kept this trophy with him at his new job on the station, as a reminder of both his victory at the tournament and his many adventures on the Enterprise-D.