Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin took to the internet today to wish the world a “Happy #FirstContactDay”. In a tweet and on his blog, Lin shared a photo from the set of Beyond featuring himself standing with two formidable looking aliens and offered signed STB swag for anyone who can guess the men behind the masks.
Today is First Contact Day, the day in which humans will make first contact with Vulcans in a small town in Montana some 47 (!) years from now.
Justin Lin, director of the upcoming Star Trek Beyond film, helped Trekkies celebrate the holiday with the gift of a behind the scenes photo from on set of Beyond during its first day of shooting, saying “Here I am hanging with two of my favorite people to ever work with.”
— Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) April 5, 2016
We of course have absolutely no context for these aliens or the men behind their masks, and so with one small hint, Lin has challenged readers of his blog on You Offend Me You Offend My Family to uncover their identities.
And just for fun, I’ll send the first person who correctly guesses the identities of these two actors an official STB crew t-shirt and signed STB poster. Just leave your guesses in the comments section below. And a small note—because the shirt contains spoilers for the film and the poster hasn’t been finalized yet, I won’t be able to send it out until closer to the STB release date this July, but rest assured you’ll get it as soon as possible.
I know this will probably be a tough one since the casting of these two actors hasn’t been announced yet and you won’t find them listed on IMDb. So here’s a hint–I’ve worked with them both before STB. Good luck.
So, who do you think it is? Someone from the Fast and Furious franchise? Or maybe Scorpion?
Whoever they are, they look like new aliens the likes of which we’ve never seen before, although I think that dude on the left may have some Jem’Hadar in him. Maybe this dynamic duo will get to interact with some of the other mysterious new alien species (here, here) we’ve been seeing!