As we reported over the summer, there are a lot of friends, family, and general Trek references throughout Star Trek (2009). With the release of Star Trek on DVD and Blu-ray we thought we’d try and hunt down all the cameo’s and visual references to other work by J.J. Abrams and other Star Trek series, along with a little droid friend from another franchise…
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Star Wars in Star Trek?
Keeping up the tradition of ILM sneaking Star Wars items into the background of Trek (First Contact has the Millenium Falcon in the Borg battle), this time around they snuck R2-D2 into the debris around Vulcan. R2-D2 can be seen tumbling past the left portion of the viewscreen for a split second around 47:39.
Trek winks and nods
Of course, the entire film itself is a nod to classic Trek, but there are a few more subtle props and moments that we find particularly interesting.
Admiral Komack during Kirk’s hearing
NOTE: Although some may think this a ‘stretch’, in the commentary track of the DVD & Blu-ray, JJ Abrams actually points this Easter Egg out
And being that this was a JJ Abrams production, there were a couple of winks to his 2008 viral promoted movie Cloverfield.
Slusho in the bar
Friends and Family
And the Star Trek movie is chock full of little cameos from friends and family of the current (and past) of Star Trek.
Randy Pausch on the Kelvin bridge
A professor of computer science and human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon Unviersity, author of The Last Lecture, and life long fan of Star Trek who was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, it was a dream of his to be in a Trek production.