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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
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 VanityFair.com
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).
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).
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.