While stranded on Earth in 1957, the Vulcan Mestral watched this show. He told his shipmates T'Mir and Stron that he wanted to retrieve a waveform discriminator from their ship which had crashed, as it would boost the TV signal so he could watch this program, which was airing that night. In reality, however, he went with Maggie to see a baseball game in Doylestown. (ENT: "Carbon Creek")
According to the memoir Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, by Herbert Solow and Robert Justman, Ball was reportedly even on set for filming of some Star Trek: The Original Series episodes, such as "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and was once even seen helping to clean up the set after filming. Solow and Justman also claim that Ball was responsible for NBC's approving the production of the second pilot.