Grand Slam XVI: Behind the scenes Star Trek photos from Roberto Orci

The sponsored Grand Slam XVI: Q&A with Bob Orci has just started (Alex couldn’t make it due to a last minute thing). Bob sent over three exclusive fun little pictures from behind the scenes of the new Star Trek movie (with maybe a little spoiler). This article is timed so you folks in land can see a bit of what they are seeing in Burbank at the same time.

Here they are…click to enlarge:

Note: Bob pointed out to me that this photo does not confirm any specific plot points related to the movie. However, Zach Quinto has said before that when he was preparing to play Spock he was learning ‘a lot about Vulcans and Romulans’…so you do the math.

We are also showing the pics Bob took during the live chat with JJ Abrams and crew from the Star Trek set back in January…and here they are again in case you missed them:


Check back later tonight for a full report on the panel with Bob and also a report on the appearances for the two Spocks (Quinto and Nimoy).


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Hat Rick
April 13, 2008 2:23 pm

Most excellent. You are our eyes and ears!

April 13, 2008 2:23 pm

Awesome stuff! Can’t wait to see more! (I remember the ones there) First maybe?!

April 13, 2008 2:24 pm

romulans only? intruiging…

April 13, 2008 2:24 pm

Thanks for the pics, Anthony.

One question, though — while the “Romulans Only” sign is amusing, why in the world is this one food item limited to Romulans only? And what kind of food is it?

Tony Whitehead
April 13, 2008 2:24 pm

I can’t wait to hear what they have to say. Always great to hear from the Supreme Court

Captain Pike
April 13, 2008 2:25 pm

Almost like being there….

Have fun at the Con guys. I used to go to those alot back in the 80s and 90s. After Trek became mainstream entertainment there wasn’t as much to get excited about so I stopped going.

April 13, 2008 2:41 pm

Intriguing, yes. Indicative only, most likely, of what was being shot at that period of the production and little more, I’d wager.

Sisko's Shrimp Gumbo
April 13, 2008 2:48 pm

Such a tease…that’s a lot of candy for Mr. Nimoy in pic 2

April 13, 2008 2:55 pm

Anthony nice job ! keep the photos coming.

Gary Neumann
April 13, 2008 2:57 pm

Trully Excellent!!!!

I Love My Moogie
April 13, 2008 3:06 pm

I want to see Nimoy in full costume & makeup!!!

PS: Anyone know how Nimoy’s nose is doing? I hope he sues!

Spock with a Crowbar
April 13, 2008 3:06 pm

One of those little candy boxes better have a toothbrush and some flouride gel, or we’re likely to see Old Spock killed by the cavity creeps.

Spock with a Crowbar
April 13, 2008 3:08 pm

#11, ???

What happened? A link, if you please.

April 13, 2008 3:08 pm

Cheers for the Report !!


April 13, 2008 3:08 pm

Thanks Anthony!

This is truly awesome!

The adventure continues…

Paul B.
April 13, 2008 3:11 pm

I just want to join the chorus of gratitude for all of your hard work. It’s been years since my convention-going days, and I miss it. Thanks to you and your crew, we get a glimpse of the fun.

Thanks for a great site and for letting us have a place to chat about Trek. (We need to start a petition to get you a role in the next Trek film or something!)

Many thanks!

ster j
April 13, 2008 3:12 pm

I see Coldstone aprons. Did Leonard spring for ice cream for everyone?

(FYI: Coldstone is an ice cream franchize that specializes in ice cream as you like it–with any kind of fruit, nut, candy, cookie, cake, etc. folded into your desired flavor of ice cream on a cold marble slab, hence the name Coldstone.)

I wonder what flavor Romulans prefer?

April 13, 2008 3:17 pm

I take it Nimoy is the candy fairy, indulging everone’s sweet tooth?

Anythony — still hoping for a shot of Denise in her slave girl outfit.

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar
April 13, 2008 3:46 pm

Sweet literally and figuratively

jason in ormond beach
April 13, 2008 3:56 pm

In the 23rd century, they still had segregation. Romulans can’t use the Federation only water fountains

April 13, 2008 4:30 pm

yea so the Klingons where right , the Federation is Homo sapiens only club, no wonder the Klingons and Romulans hate them so much ………….maybe this was the course of the Earth – Romulan war !!!!

April 13, 2008 4:43 pm

Thanks Anthony!:)

Oh and for number 13, re number 11:

about Nimoy possibly being hurt on set.

Kigs :)

April 13, 2008 5:23 pm

I’d be interested to know what that Romulan food is.

Or maybe I wouldn’t………

April 13, 2008 5:37 pm

Racist mother funkers. Showing favoritism to the Romulans…

Hat Rick
April 13, 2008 5:50 pm

17, probably mint chocolate chip, or mint anything, since it’s green. :-)

April 13, 2008 7:01 pm


One of those little candy boxes better have a toothbrush and some flouride gel, or we’re likely to see Old Spock killed by the cavity creeps.

I don’t believe Nimoy has any of his real teeth anymore. All the HD on the new episodes and nightly episodes of Mission Impossible have made me aware of that lately.

angry but i'll get over it
April 13, 2008 7:27 pm

it’s gonna take more than this to re-interest me still 13 months before the movie…..nevertheless great job in obtaining these

April 13, 2008 8:06 pm

hey no. 10…great name. I’m guessing it’s a reference to neuman microphones and Gary Numan???

Will Doe 68
April 13, 2008 8:48 pm


Commodore Redshirt
April 13, 2008 8:59 pm

Romulans Only!
My guess is the veggie dish is “Vulcans Only”, Bloodworms were for the Klingons, and the Humans got cold cuts and/or sushi.

April 13, 2008 9:03 pm

#25: Or maybe ramekins of wasabi :)

Katie G.
April 13, 2008 9:39 pm

WHERE’S DENISE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!????????????????



Katie G.
April 13, 2008 9:43 pm

Those pics – – Bob, you’re such a tease!

Can’t wait for more info. Thanks so much for this, Anthony. It is SO greatly appreciated.


April 13, 2008 10:25 pm

I want to see more pics!

More video!

More, more, more!

Gary Seven
April 13, 2008 10:37 pm

The article on Nimoy’s hurting his nose (#22 above), states that Nimoy plays a “spirit” in the movie. A “spirit Spock?” Does anybody know anything about this? I thought it was just “old” Spock.

April 13, 2008 11:11 pm

I’m eagerly awaiting the full report! :)

April 13, 2008 11:32 pm

I imagine the Romulan food has something to do with make-up perhaps and it would be easier to eat with said make-up. That is only a guess though. I remember seeing a photo from behind the scenes on DS9 a few years ago and everyone was eating lunch in full make-up and there was a line about certain foods being for certain actors because of costume and make-up limitations.

I wouldn’t count on Nimoy being a Ghost. Watch any episode of Alias and you will see Jabrams is all about jumping around. MI3 does the same thing too. He is famous for jumping into the middle of a story at the beginning and then the classic “72 hours earlier.” It’s a staple.

April 13, 2008 11:36 pm

Bring on Spock in pleural form!!!

April 14, 2008 12:01 am

#35 – Don’t take that report seriously. It goes on to say some kinda silly things… I.E.

“There was some talk about using a double and how they were making a wig for the double, so that the guy would look more like Leonard Nimoy,” said the original source. “But then they ended up using Leonard Nimoy.”

April 14, 2008 12:11 am

#28 Gary Numans awesome!
Anthony thanks for the cool pictures.
Can’t wait to see more!!!! has more info on the convention. Check it.

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Denise de Arman
April 14, 2008 2:14 pm

What appears to be candy in the picture is in reality toppings for ice cream, as, according to Mr. Bob, the big N loves his ice cream and JJ wanted to go all out to make our man happy – JJ rocks.

The Vulcanista
April 14, 2008 8:04 pm


Apologies first, as I’m not one to go around correcting others’ grammar, but I had to LOL at that one! That would require turning themselves inside out, as “pleural” refers to the lining of the lungs.

Come to think of it, that’d be an interesting sight indeed!! :-) <—– wish I could make *that* one bolder and bigger too!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|