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Trivia: During the Battle of Vulcan, as Sulu goes under a piece of another starship, you can see R2-D2 go flying past just over his shoulder. (00:47:35)

Trivia: Mr. Scott has a pet tribble, it can bee seen in his lab on Delta Vega in a cage by his desk. If you listen you can hear the signature sounds of a cooing tribble. (01:23:10)


Trivia: Uhura picks up a transmission about a Klingon prison planet. This is Rura Penthe and was seen in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The warden of Rura Penthe was played by William Morgan Sheppard, who plays the head of the Vulcan Science Council in this movie. (00:30:45)


Trivia: One very unusual filming location used in the movie - the Budweiser Brewery in Van Nuys California. When Kirk wakes up in sickbay he runs through the ship and finds Uhura in a room with several large horizontal silver tanks. These are the lagering tanks that contain the chips used for beechwood aging. The engine room looks like a factory filled with huge vertical tanks. In the movie they supposedly contain engine coolant; in reality they are Budweiser's primary fermentation tanks where yeast is added to turn sugar into carbon dioxide and alcohol. (00:43:50 - 01:27:50)

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Trivia: According to the DVD commentary, Bones' line about being left essentially nothing in his divorce was improvised by Karl Urban. (00:27:40)

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Trivia: The Planet Delta Vega on which Kirk is marooned by Spock is a reference to the original series episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" in which Kirk was faced with the choice of marooning his friend Gary Mitchell on the deserted planet Delta Vega after Gary obtained Godlike powers and became a threat to the Enterprise. That Delta Vega was close the the edge of the Galaxy however, not near Vulcan, which is 16 light years from Earth. (01:12:05)

Trivia: To practice the Vulcan hand salute, Zachary Quinto used rubber bands to separate his fingers. He couldn't quite perfect it without them, so he ended up having his fingers glued together. [src] (01:55:10)

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Trivia: When Uhura is ordering drinks at the bar, the bartender prompts her with a suggestion of a Slusho drink. Slusho was part of the viral campaign for Cloverfield, another JJ Abrams movie. (00:20:20)


Trivia: According to the Blu-Ray DVD special features, the Enterprise is about twice as big as the Enterprise from the TV series. (00:39:00)

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Trivia: The Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in northern Los Angeles County, California, was once again used to depict the surface of Vulcan, as it was in the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). The Vasquez Rock was also used in the "Arena" episode of the original series. The rock formations were named after a bandit that used them to elude capture in 1873. (00:44:30 - 00:58:50)

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Trivia: When Scotty says "It never occurred to me to think of space as the thing that was moving" this is actually a reference to a proposed form of warp travel that has recently been postulated by scientists, where the ship is stationary, but the space-time continuum around it moves. (01:25:45)

Trivia: When the crew is discussing the possibility of an Alternate Reality, Spock says, "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." This is actually a quote from Sherlock Holmes, found in The Sign of Four. Spock also says the same line during the investigation of the Klingon Chancellor's death in "The Undiscovered Country". (01:09:40)


Trivia: Good friend and oft-collaborator of JJ Abrams Greg Grunberg (who worked with Abrams on Felicity, Alias, What About Brian and Mission Impossible: 3) makes an audio cameo as the voice of James T. Kirk's stepfather, who calls the young Kirk on his car phone. (00:12:15)

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Trivia: Simon Pegg did not have to audition for the role of Scotty. Director J.J. Abrams contacted him via e-mail, offering him the part.

Trivia: In the scene where Bones and Kirk board the Enterprise, they enter the medical bay. As they walk through the doors, to the right of the screen on the wall is a very futuristic looking device. In reality, this is a Dyson airblade hand dryer you can find in public bathrooms. (00:41:35)

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Plot hole: Despite their awareness of the red matter and the power of the singularity, no one on the bridge had the common sense to suggest pulling back to a safe distance. Nero had already refused their assistance so there was no need to stay so close to the singularity. And when a black hole was created inside Vulcan, an officer mentioned they had to reach minimum safe distance, so they know what they need to do, but no-one does it. (01:00:30)


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Question: In the Iowa bar where Kirk meets Uhura, he says something about her being from another world. Is Uhura from another planet, other than Earth? I can't remember anything from the original series that states this.

Answer: Kirk's never met Uhura - he wouldn't know where she's from. When he asks her name, she says that her name is "just Uhura" - Kirk's expecting to hear two names, first name and surname (just as he introduced himself as "Jim Kirk"). As such, his first question is to ask whether they don't have surnames on whatever world she comes from. As it happens, she is from Earth, she just doesn't want to tell him her full name; he doesn't know that, so he's making assumptions that are, in this case, completely wrong.

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