'SCOTT & BAILEY'
In describing the method in which a series of women had been murdered, DC Rachel Bailey described vegal inhibition as being similar to the Vulcan neck pinch. And just in case the reference wasn't understood, she added that the Vulcan neck pinch came from 'Star Trek'.
We've gone ointo this before, all of these modern day references to "real-life events" that won't be knowthe people of Earth Prime-Time for several centuries. Somebody from the Future came back to the early 1960's and gave all the information about Starfleet to a Los Angeles motorcycle cop named Gene Roddenberry.
From that point on, Toobworld history is basically the same as what happened in the Trueniverse when it came to the production of the TV series. Actors were hired who looked just like the people from the Future. And all to insure that Earth's future would play out the way that it should.