Last week, Hewlett Packard announced they have teamed up with Paramount to bring futuristic new tech to Star Trek Beyond, and this past weekend, we got a closer look at some of the designs and their onscreen implementation. At HP’s annual HP Discover conference held June 7-9 in Las Vegas, conference goers got some face time with a major prop from the film: what HP is calling a “Kelvin Pod”.
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HP has been working closely with Paramount to create realistic futuristic technologies to feature in the upcoming film Star Trek Beyond. This weekend, attendees of HP Discover at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas got to get up close and personal with a pretty sweet prop from the film.
The “Kelvin Pod” as its labeled here is probably one of the escape pods we’ve been seeing so much of in the first two trailers and TV spots that the Enterprise crew use to abandon ship when the Big E is destroyed early on in the film. Kelvin Pods are likely named for the USS Kelvin (the vessel Kirk’s father served on in Star Trek 2009), which was in turn named for JJ Abrams’s maternal grandfather, Henry Kelvin.
Here’s a shot from the Trailer #2, where Sulu uses a Kelvin Pod to escape the Enterprise:
H/t to Scott Grizzle for the tip!