Location of R2-D2 Easter Egg Revealed + More Star Trek Easter Eggs

Star Trek 2009 cast with J.J. Abrams

Last month we reported that Paramount launched an Easter egg contest to find the hidden R2D2 in the new Star Trek movie. Now they have revealed where to find the Star Wars droid, details below plus we list many of the other easter eggs in the Star Trek movie.


R2 in the debris field
The location of R2 was announced on the Star Trek Facebook page:


During the Drill Machine sequence as the Enterprise comes out of its barrel role amidst destruction of the other Federation ships above Vulcan, we cut to an interior Enterprise bridge over the shoulder of Kirk that is looking out through the front viewscreen. In space, R2-D2 is floating in the debris from about the top middle of the screen to the bottom right.

Unfortunately Paramount did not release an image of R2 so we will have to wait for the DVD for that (as we will not put up bootleg images here at TrekMovie.com). And yes Paramount did misspell ‘barrel roll’, but hey I do that all the time so who am I to talk.

More Star Trek Easter Eggs
The Star Trek movie has lots of little things that can be noticed on multiple viewings, here are some (in chron order): [UPDATED: 6/11 5:00 AM PST]

  • CAMEO: Randy Pausch can be seen in the first scene walking by Capt. Robau saying “Captain, we have visual”
  • Scenes of Vulcan from Vasquez Rocks, a location used often in Trek, including for Vulcan for Star Trek IV
  • The surround screen tests for the young Vulcan children are similiar to the multi-screen tests for the resurrected Spock in Star Trek IV
  • CAMEO: Greg Grunberg plays the voice of Jim Kirk’s stepfather during Corvette scene
  • Mention of ‘Slusho’, part of the viral campaign for Cloverfield, in Iowa bar scene, Slusho drink can also be seen on menu
  • During bar fight, Kirk hits one of the cadets over head with bottle of Saurian Brandy
  • CAMEOS: JJ Abrams father and father-in-law can be seen watching bar fight
  • Sign seen as Kirk drives motorcycle into Riverside Ship Yard reads ‘Sector 47’, the number 47 is a recurring theme on the Abrams shows Alias, Fringe and Lost, as well as TNG era Trek
  • Kirk bumps his head entering shuttle to Starfleet Academy, possible homage to Scotty bumping his head in Star Trek V
  • As shuttle pulls away from shipyard, there is brief musical sting from Alexander Courage’s Star Trek theme
  • Spock mentions possibly pursuing the Kolinahr in the future, something Spock Prime pursued in TMP
  • Spock tells his mother “fine is not acceptable”, in Star Trek IV after not being able to answer the question “how do you feel?” early in the film, at the end Spock asked Sarek to tell Amanda “I feel fine”
  • CAMEO: Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman is one of the Vulcan Council Members during Spock’s appearance in front of the Vulcan Council
  • Another 47 mention when Uhura talks about “47 ships” from a Klingon armada that were destroyed
  • During Kobayashi Maru simulator Kirk eats an apple, an homage to the Genesis cave scene in Star Trek II when Kirk at apple while telling story about how he beat the Kobayashi Maru
  • During Academy trial scene there is an Adm. James Komack on the dais
  • CAMEO: “Madea” star Tyler Perry plays Adm. Barnett, the Academy president
  • The Federation Fleet is said to be in the “Laurentian System”, possibly a reference to the “Laurentian Abyss” referred to in Transformers and/or The Hunt for Red October
  • CAMEO: Stargate Atlantis star Paul McGillion appears as the Barracks Leader in hangar scene
  • Last name called for assignment was “Vader USS Hood”, reference to Star Wars
  • In the academy hangar scene, one of the shuttles is called “Moore”, possibly for Star Trek veteran writer/producer Ron Moore
  • As ships fly out away from Starfleet Academy one of the San Francisco buildings has a Tagruato logo, another Cloverfield reference
  • When Chekov is trying to log in to his station the computer voice is by Majel Barrett Roddenberry, her last role in the Star Trek franchise before her death
  • Sulu tells Kirk his combat training is in fencing, in the TOS episode “The Naked Time” Sulu shows off his fencing abilities
  • Chief engineer Olsen wearing red jumpsuit dies a ‘red shirt’ death
  • Nero tortures Pike using ‘Centaurian Slugs’ which are an homage to the Ceti Eels of Star Trek II
  • Spock’s line “If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth” is the same line Spock speaks in Star Trek VI (which was taken from Sherlock Holmes)
  • Kirk is stranded on Delta Vega, a planet seen in the second Star Trek pilot “Where No Man Has Gone Before” (or a planet with the same name)
  • Kirk’s duffel bag from the escape pod says “Enterprise D” possible TNG reference
  • Spock Prime tells Kirk he “has been and always shall be his friend”, just as he said to Kirk in Wrath of Khan
  •  CAMEO: During mind meld, former New Voyages Spock Jeff Quinn can be seen as Vulcan inspecting Jellyfish under construction
  • McCoy asks spock if he is “out of his Vulcan mind?”, a question that McCoy Prime asked Spock on a couple of ocasions in TOS and the movies
  • Spock’s comment about “roaming the halls weeping” could be reference to Spock’s loss of control in TOS “The Naked Time”
  • A tribble can be seen (and heard) in cage in Scotty’s workshop (on table he has his feet up on when first seen)
  • Scotty refers to ‘Admiral Archer’s Beagle’, referring to Jonathan Archer from Enterprise, although not the same dog as Porthos
  • Spock keying in the equation from the future for trans-warp beaming into Scotty’s computer is homage to Scotty keying in formula from the future for transparent aluminum into Plexicorp computer in Star Trek IV
  • CAMEO: When Spock returns to the bridge to say “Mr Chekov is correct”, Star Trek Phase II’s James Cawley can be seen standing next to him holding clipboard
  • When Spock and Kirk beam back after mission to Narada, there is another brief sting from the Courage Star Trek theme
  • Kirk offers to beam the crew of the Romulan Narada off before they are destroyed, the same offer was made by Kirk to the Romulans in “Balance of Terror” (also refused)
  • When Pike is seen at the end he is wearing admiral uniform very similar to those of The Motion Picture and is in wheel chair, as he was in “The Menagerie”

Well that is all we have for now. If you have found any others, let us know and we will add them to the list



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