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Star Trek Stars Featured In Paramount 100th Anniversary Photo [UPDATED] June 12, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Trek Franchise , trackback

Star Trek is a big part of the history of Paramount Pictures and so it is no surprise that Star Trek features prominently in a new photo the studio has released which celebrates 100 years of film. This giant photo with 116 people from Paramount history is in the latest Vanity Fair magazine, and we have a close-up on the Star Trek talent featured. Check it out below. [UPDATED w/ larger photo and BTS video]


UPDATE 2: Big version of photo

Paramount has provided us with a larger version of the photo (without captions), and a key to the people.

Click to enlarge

They also provided us with a behind the scenes video:

Star Trek stars in Paramount 100 photo

As part of their celebration of 100 years of filmmaking, Paramount Pictures commissioned a special family photo featuring 116 of the talented people that have contributed to the studio. The photo is featured in the July issue of Vanity Fair Magazine. You can also see an interactive version of the giant photo at

Paramount celebrates 100 years with class photo

As you would expect, the photo includes a number of people involved in Star Trek, with an emphasis on the latest movie. The entire main cast of the 2009 Star Trek film are there (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and even Bruce Greenwood), along with producer/director JJ Abrams (who gets a prime spot in front right next to Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman). Of course as the photo was taken the week the Trek sequel began production, it was easy to get the new crew together. The photo also features three people from the ten previous Trek feature films: William Shatner, George Takei, and Sir Patrick Stewart. Curiously absent is Leonard Nimoy who starred in seven Star Trek films and directed three films for Paramount (including two Trek features). It was probably some kind of scheduling conflict, as one cant imagine that Paramount would not include Nimoy (especially when they included Takei).

Star Trek luminaries included in Paramount 100 photo

Paramount 100 Poster

Paramount has also recently released a poster honoring their 100 years of film making, with a selection of 100 films from their history, each getting an icon. Star Trek has one entry, from 1979 (the premiere of the first Star Trek film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture).

Paramount 100 poster

Trek stars in 75th anniversary photo

Back in 1987 Paramount celebrated its 75th anniversary and they had a special photo for that as well. William Shatner was also on hand for that photo, along with his Star Trek co-stars Leonard Nimoy and the late DeForest Kelley.

75th anniversary photo


1. The Squire of Gothos - June 12, 2012

What about Christopher Lloyd? Star Trek 3?

2. MvRojo - June 12, 2012

I guess the new cast was probably easy to get a hold of since they might have been filming, but I feel like they couldn’t put less of them, and more of the previous casts, especially if they wanted to put 11 mainly Trek actors in it (not counting JJ since he’s contributed a lot to Paramount besides Trek).

3. Shannon Nutt - June 12, 2012

It’s the most massive photoshop job in recent memory!

4. It's Paramount - June 12, 2012

George Takei and William Shatner had to be spaced apart from each other

5. Captain Dunsel - June 12, 2012

And Karl Urban remains the only one of the lot who actually seems to know how to purchase and wear properly tailored suits. Very “urbane” Mr. Urban!

6. Captain Karl - June 12, 2012

No Koenig? Nichols? Amazing how they can get Takei but not the other two living TOS cast members? Impossible to imagine they didn’t have Nimoy included. If Mr. Nimoy is indeed retired, how could it be a scheduling conflict?

7. Captain Dunsel - June 12, 2012

BTW, How come Ben Kingsley gets his “Sir” in the picture and Patrick Stewart doesn’t? I say – Bad show, Paramount!

8. Keachick - rose pinenut - June 12, 2012

Love the photos. Just a slight drool – Chris Pine does look good in the blue shirt and brown suit (no tie – thank god).

No Leonard Nimoy…oh dear. Let’s hope there are more photos to come of the many great actors and others who have helped Paramount to get to 100 years of age.

Congratulations! If Paramount were part of the Commonwealth, it just might get a telegram from the Queen herself…

(The Queen of England sends a telegram to each and every member of the Commonwealth congratulating them on reaching 100 years of age. Each government sends the names of those about to become 100 years old to the Court of St James at Buckingham Palace, London.)

9. Anthony Pascale - June 12, 2012

RE: “Sir Patrick” well that could be Vanity Fair’s screwup

10. Robman007 - June 12, 2012

Love the symbol for Indiana Jones..1984: Ripped out Heart.


11. Andy Patterson - June 12, 2012

Don’t understand why the photo is cropped on the sides when I enlarge it.

12. Keachick - rose pinenut - June 12, 2012

Yes, I noticed that gaffe as well. Patrick Stewart is also a Knight of the Realm, ie SIR Patrick Stewart.

I also notice that Chris Pine was the only one not shown wearing the boring black/grey suits. Good one, Chris! Karl Urban seems to be one of the very few who manages to look OK in a suit and tie. Not the same can be said for the vast majority of males, including Chris Pine unfortunately.

13. Cap'n Calhoun - June 12, 2012

Entirely possible that Nimoy, Koenig, etc. simply weren’t interested in taking time for the shoot..

14. ados - June 12, 2012

Simon Pegg looks pissed

15. ados - June 12, 2012

so does Dinero

16. lord of the rings, star wars, star trek, x men, harry potter and buffy fan - June 12, 2012

zoe/uhura is so pretty.

Cant b-liv she is the only trek female.

17. PEB - June 12, 2012

I just have to say that is a GREAT photo. Obviously photoshopped to hell but still, incredible movie memories from each and every one of those actors …except…well…I died a little inside when I noticed Justin Bieber all the way up there in the corner.

18. Roger S. - June 12, 2012

Ummmm, 1979 appears to be a reference to Meatballs, not STTMP……?

19. Punkspocker - June 12, 2012

What a class act, even JJ looks dashing! Ive said it before, we’ve got an amazing ensemble. No Nimoy, i would print this if he was in it.

20. Roger S. - June 12, 2012

Never mind, I’m more tired than I thought. I just noticed that 1979 has multiple entries…..Oooooooops!

21. Jimbro - June 12, 2012

“Hmm, who is the attention hog that ruined the photo?”

*zoom in*

“Oh. Is that why everyone doesn’t like him?”

22. Red Dead Ryan - June 12, 2012


Which one? There are two attention hogs. William Shatner and George Takei! :-)

23. jorDe' Klingon Warrior - June 12, 2012

You are just a Shatner hater! Bill is just sitting with a smile.

And it is OK to be Takei.

Your just jealous.

24. Weerd1 - June 12, 2012

Wait: Battleship isn’t on the icon poster?

25. Red Dead Ryan - June 12, 2012


Dude, I was joking. Hence the smile at the end of my post.

Try getting a sense of humor!


26. CarlG - June 12, 2012

@7: I read somewhere that Ben Kinglsey gets all huffy if you don’t call him “Sir Ben”, maybe Sir Patrick is just more chill about it.

27. Jeff - June 12, 2012

#26: Sir Patrick Is indeed more chill about it. I watched an interview with him and the interviewer was referring to him as “Sir”, and Stewart was visibly uncomfortable with being called that. When the interviewer asked how to refer to him, he said, “Patrick is fine.” Incidentally, I heard that about Sir Ben as well.

I was very surprised to see Takei in that photo and not Nimoy. When Paramount’s 75th Anniversary happened, Shatner and Nimoy were in that commemorative photo. Now it’s Takei. Times have changed.

28. Ralph - June 12, 2012

If you want to see “Attention Hog” look no further than Justin Bieber”. WHY is he there????? One concert flick? UGH.

29. John - June 12, 2012

Who’s the guy below the Shat, couldn’t of he been cropped out?

30. John - June 12, 2012

Here’s the link to large size of the ensemble picture.

31. J.A.G.T. - June 12, 2012

Geez, what happened to Claire Danes – she looks ghastly in this pic… But Natalie Portman… om-nom-nom-nom-nom

32. J.A.G.T. - June 12, 2012

@29: David Fincher? – No, man! he friggin directed Fight Club. Okay, Alien 3 was pretty meh, but almost everything else Fincher made was quite cool—

33. Indranee - June 12, 2012

Zach has put on some pounds. He still looks great but Spock should be rather spry.

34. Vultan - June 12, 2012

Good to see Christopher Lloyd and Scott Glenn in there.

But where’s Cheech?

35. Thorny - June 12, 2012

31… Wow… you’re complaining about how Claire Danes looks? Really?

36. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 12, 2012

The behind the scenes of the photoshoot… CP, ZQ, JJAbrams and Sir Patrick Stewart… ;-) :-)


37. Keachick - rose pinenut - June 12, 2012

Great link, Dee.
Anyone recognise the music?

38. Keachick - rose pinenut - June 12, 2012

I meant to say – I do, as in recognise the music. Just wondering if anyone else has…

39. John Gill - June 12, 2012

I never would have recognized Billy Dee Williams in that pic without his name on it.

40. Wes - June 12, 2012

Look at the talent of the 75th anniversary compared to the 100th. Talent has fallen off of the map!

41. Chief Engineer - June 12, 2012

Cheer up Simon… I hear you’re a little busier in this movie.

42. fatmanbruno - June 12, 2012

37# I think the music is Super ;-)

43. DonDonP1 - June 12, 2012

@24 “Battleship,” based on the Milton Bradley game, is a Universal Picture, not a Paramount Picture. Of course, this year is the centenary anniversary of Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures, even though the latter was established eight days after the former was established.

44. Mici - June 13, 2012

Justin Bieber? Who is this?

45. Alt-Spock - June 13, 2012

Mickey Rooney is still alive?

46. Devlin - June 13, 2012

Patrick Steward between Oliver Stone and Ben Kingsley. This is most appropriate.

47. shamelord - June 13, 2012

As you could see…

48. Nachum - June 13, 2012

Photoshop? They have videos of them doing it!

I remember they did this ten years ago as well. All five Star Trek captains were in it, and Shatner was all the way on top.

It’s nice to see that Paramount recognizes Trek.

49. Nachum - June 13, 2012

My mistake. Here’s the picture: Shatner is all the way off to the side, looking like he owns the place. Bakula and Brooks are up on top, and Mulgrew in the middle right. I can’t find Stewart.

I guess since CBS TV is now technically not the same company as Paramount, Brooks, Mulgrew, and Bakula wouldn’t make it this time.

50. Nuallain - June 13, 2012

@7, Yeah, as others have said Ben Kingsley is very tetchy and particular as being credited as “Sir Ben Kingsley” on his projects while, despite being entitled to it, the former Enterprise Captain usually asks to be credited as “Patrick Stewart”.

So no disrespect intended by Vanity Fair in all likelihood.

51. VulcanFilmCritic - June 13, 2012

@40 Wes. I’ll say! I had no idea that there was such a shallow back bench at Paramount where talent is concerned.

10.34% of the talent (including JJ Abrams) is associated with Star Trek and the new guys are right up front. So why is Paramount so stingy with Star Trek related content?

If the rest of their stable were filled with Hollywood royalty I might be more understanding, but there’s an awful lot of padding in that photo. It’s as if they sent out a flyer saying, “if you’ve ever been in a Paramount picture, please show up at the following address on…light refreshments will be served and there is a free gift bag.”

I mean, Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neal? Jennifer Beals? Tommy Chong? and (you’ve gotta be kidding) Johnny Knoxville of “Jackass?” That’s the “talent?” Sure there are a few luminaries (DeNiro, et al) but where are the great actors, the gorgeous starlets, the glamour?

Hmmmph, seems like they should be showing Star Trek a little more love and the fans a little more respect given how important this franchise is to their bottom line.

P.S. The absence of Leonard Nimoy is kind of glaring. He hasn’t tweeted in about a week. I guess he’s simply on vacation somewhere. Somewhere secluded. I hope everything is alright.

52. Calastir - June 13, 2012

How can one room contain so much awesomeness? Their combined presence should blow up the time-space continuum!!! :D

53. Toonloon - June 13, 2012

ROBERT EVANS!!!! It was a disgrace he was left out of their 75th Anniversary photo. Thank God the hierachy at Paramount have done the proper thing and included the producer behind The Godfather, Chinatown, Marathon Man, Love Story, Rosemary’s Baby, etc…

Some dodgy inclusions on there though. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? Hasn’t she only made one movie???

54. Toonloon - June 13, 2012

@51 “Love Story” with Ali Magraw and Ryan O’Neal SAVED paramount. It was going to be sold to the cemetary next door before that movie smashed the box office and saved the studio from going under. That’s why those two are in the picture.

55. Janice - June 13, 2012


So gald that Bruce Greenwood was a part of it! !

56. Eowyn - June 13, 2012

I sooo dig JJ and Zach in those photos!!!

57. VulcanFilmCritic - June 13, 2012

@54 Yes, I saw “Love Story” when it was first released. I know what a blockbuster it WAS. But I was 15 years old THEN.
And “Love Story” was panned for its schmaltzy sentimentality. In fact, I ended up laughing at the over the top ending. It was that bad. And what have these two done since then? If we have to go back that far to find “stars” then Paramount has a problem. Why not just pull a bus up to the old actors home?

Yeah, there are some familiar faces from the 80’s like Eddie Murphy, trying to make a comeback with stuff like “Tower Heist,” which was OK, I guess, but there isn’t much in the way of real star-power.

My point was that Star Trek plays a rather disproportionate role in the success of this studio. To hear them talk, you would think that it is just some old property that can be relied upon for a gentle but steady income stream.

This photo says it all. Star Trek is their bread and butter.

58. Gravity - June 13, 2012

@48 – They still photoshopped the final image. It’s a lot easier to shoot them in batches or individually than to get them all ready at the same time.

Need proof? Compare the smaller version to the larger, version with the names listed…Cameron Diaz and Alejandro Inarritu have both been shifted, and for some reason they played with the size of Don Cheadle’s head. It’s noticeably smaller in one picture compared to the other.


59. Hat Rick - June 13, 2012

Great photos!

In the main photo, why does Simon Pegg look kind of glum?

Also, when I try to expand that photo in my browser, the Paramount video gets in the way. :(

60. Hat Rick - June 13, 2012

Never mind abotu the expanding photo thing; I figured it out.

Wouldn’t it have been great to have Robert Pine, who was in CHiPs, next to his son, Chris?

Although, CHiPs may not have been a Paramount production; I haven’t looked it up.

Also, why is Ben Kingsley given a “Sir” and not Patrick Stewart?

61. VZX - June 13, 2012

Wow. That “behind the scenes” video of the photo was brilliant. All that star power, history, creativity, and just awesomeness in one room is an amazing sight.

62. tpresto - June 13, 2012

Hey! It’s Bud Cort! (behind and to the right of J.J.)

I just loved “Harold and Maude” (including the music).

63. rm10019 - June 13, 2012

I have a lot of great memories, working for Paramount for 15 years during the Sherry Lansing years. Trips to the lot in LA, great friends here in New York and lots of stories and fond memories.

Love the work JJ, Bob and the whole group has done with Trek. Very gratifying to have this new regime treat Trek like it deserves.

64. Toonloon - June 13, 2012

@ 57

“Star Trek is their bread and butter.”

Amen brother.

I still think that “Love Story” deserves to be represented. No “Love Story”, no “STMP”. Harsh fact.

In fact, now that I think about it, it’s a shame that the older crew weren’t represented more. How about Harve Bennett or even Rick Berman? Star Trek absolutely is the foundation of the studio and they should have acknowledged that inconvenient truth a little more by honouring Trek’s heritage beyond Shatner and Takei.

It’s great to see Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine there along with Mickey Rooney, despite what you think about an old folks home, IMHO.

65. Charla - June 13, 2012

#63 rm10019- We would love to hear more about your experiences working for Paramount. You should drop in over on “chat” and share them with us! :D

Nice picture from VF- so glad to see all the Trek actors even though it would have been nice to see the other crew as well.

66. rogue_alice - June 13, 2012

Jane Fonda looks great!

67. Doug - June 13, 2012

Bieber!? We don’t need no stink’in Bieber’s!

68. Adam Bomb 1701 - June 13, 2012

Some years have more than one film referenced. 1984 has two films represented – “Footloose” and “Beverly Hills Cop.” 1979 has at least three – “ST-TMP” “Meatballs”, and “Escape from Alcatraz”. And, Paramount really toots its own horn in regard to “Titanic.” IIRC, Twentieth Century-Fox, which was producing and financing the pic, started to sweat big time due to its tremendous cost overruns. So, Fox played chicken and sold the North-American rights to Paramount. The pic, which was postponed from July to December of 1997, was, as we all know now, a box-office and Oscar-time monster.
Ryan O’Neal went on to do “Paper Moon” and “Oliver’s Story” for Paramount. I don’t know what he’s done lately, but I know he’s fighting prostate cancer. Ali McGraw went on to do a tennis pic titled “Players.” It was for Paramount as well. Plus, wasn’t she married to Robert Evans for a time?
Coudn’t they have found a better way to represent “The Godfather” than with the horse’s head?

69. Phil - June 13, 2012

Patrick Stewart is looking good…

70. Ann - June 13, 2012

…and so dies Karl Urban…

Anyway, it seems like they’ve put everybody in the photo, who was in the studio on that day… I barely know half of the folks.

71. Al - June 13, 2012

Who is William Shanter? (final para)

72. Christopher Roberts - June 13, 2012

That 75th Anniversary is classic. I love that Deforest is giving young wippersnapper, Tom Cruise a funny look for turning out in casual knitwear.

73. Chris Roberts - June 13, 2012

YOWZA. Molly Ringwald. Come on, you still would…

74. Lt. Bailey - June 13, 2012

That 75th photo is nice to see but sad as there are so many of those great actors no longer with us on earth: Bob Hope, Don Ameche, Jimmy Stewart, Greg Peck, Robert Stack and of course, Liz Taylor. I can only imagine that De Kelly is doing his best Dr McCoy routines with all these actors in heaven.

75. WillH85 - June 13, 2012

The fact that they put Bieber in that photo kind of kills any credibility it has. If it weren’t for that I’d say awesome photo, though.

76. Keachick - rose pinenut - June 13, 2012

What has this photo got to do with “credibility”? In whose eyes? All these people in the photograph have a right to be there if they have done work for Paramount Pictures or its subsidiaries. Justin Bieber has a fanbase and he is probably the youngest one there. Just because some of you don’t like some of the movies these actors have made for Paramount does not mean they shouldn’t be there. Other people have liked the movies. Doesn’t that count?

It’s not all about you…

Also, in the last 25 years, many of the older talent have succumbed to a thing called DEATH…

Sheesh already!

77. Weerd1 - June 13, 2012

@43 I Stand corrected; I was thinking about the Paramount GI Joe delay as a reaction to the abysmal Battleship reception and crossed my lines of communication!

78. Captjake - June 13, 2012

57 the photo is celebration of the stars of all 100 years of paramount, not just current stars geesh.

79. Captjake - June 13, 2012

74 what makes you so sure he is doing Dr Mcoy things up there. He had a huge career long before star trek. He was a very highly regarded western actor.

80. Captjake - June 13, 2012

63, Sherry is great, and those were great times for the studio under her watch, I an very happy she l she was honored with handprints at the Chinese as well, when her time at the studio ended.

81. Captjake - June 13, 2012

70 its sad that you cant appreciate some of the great classic talent in this photo, if you don’t know who half the people in the photo are.
perhaps try watching more classic films.

82. Hat Rick - June 14, 2012

Still wanna know from Simon: Why so glum, chum?

That would be my question on the upcoming (hopefully? possibly? conceivably?) online chat, if any, with said Simon.

83. Mike - June 14, 2012

Where’s Schwarzenegger?

84. VulcanFilmCritic - June 14, 2012

@78 And in 100 years of Paramount history, all they could round up was 116 people, 12 of whom are affiliated with Star Trek. Do the math, son!

85. Gravity - June 14, 2012

@83 — “Where’s Schwarzenegger?”

I don’t think Arnie has ever been in a Paramount film. Someone correct me if I’m wrong…

86. Trekkie626 - June 14, 2012

De Kelley and Tom Cruise… wow.

87. Chris Roberts - June 15, 2012

Schwarzenegger was probably under contract with 20th Century Fox the most – Predator, Raw Deal, and made his name big with Terminator with Orion (or was it Carolco?) before his pick of projects freelance with a lot of studios.

Maybe it’s seeing Danny DeVito, who he was in Twins with. That turkey was Universal! :p

88. Jason - June 17, 2012

I’m not buying the scheduling conflict crap, the modern day powers that be don’t give a damn about Trek before JJ-Trek. How disrespectful of them! All that the REAL Star Trek has given to the studio over the years, what a slap in the face!

89. Chris Roberts - June 17, 2012

William Shatner and Patrick Stewart are present, how is Leonard Nimoy’s absence a slap in the face?

I’d liked to have seen the lead actor from DS9, VOY & ENT present, but I know none of those shows ever reached the giddy heights of appearing in a Paramount Picture. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.