Last week Star Trek Into Darkness (and future Star Wars) director JJ Abrams gave a keynote speech at the DICE (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain) Summit along with Valve President Gabe Newell. Abrams talk was on "Storytelling Across Platforms" and during his talk he showed a clip of Star Trek and pointed out the little R2-D2 Easter Egg. Watch the whole talk below, plus an Abrams inspired Star Trek/Star Wars mashup just for fun.
Abrams mentions Trek and Wars during talk on Storytelling
J.J. Abrams director of Star Trek Into Darkness and Valve President and Co-founder Gabe Newell give the keynote speech at the 2013 D.I.C.E. SUMMIT. Titled "Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, The Audience or the Player?" The pair also talked about the new partnership between Bad Robot and Valve to make new movies and games including possible film versions of Portal of Half-life.
When talking about how he thinks about putting things into films to enhance multiple viewings Abrams used his 2009 Star Trek film as an example and how it included a nod to Star Wars with a quick flyby of R2-D2. You can watch the whole talk below (via Variety and Machinima).
(jump to 11:00 mark to see him talk Star Trek and Star Wars).
JJ Star Trek/Star Wars Mashup
Inspired by JJ Abrams taking on Star Wars a fan (Mr88668866) has taken the teaser for JJ Abrams’ STar Trek Into Darkness and turned it into a teaser for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII.