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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: 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: 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: To perfect Scotty's accent, Simon Pegg practised with his wife Maureen, who is from Glasgow. (01:23:15)

Jedd Jong

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: Winona Ryder plays Zachary Quinto's mother in the movie, even though in real life she's only five years older than him.

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 Kirk and Spock are accidentally beamed on the bridge of the Narada, one of the Romulans is played by Zachary Quinto's brother. (01:39:05)

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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: This is Leonard Nimoy's first live-action feature film since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in 1991, and the first time he has played Spock since that film, as well; his appearance in a two-part episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" pre-dated the film's release by a week. (01:15:15)

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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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Trivia: The two standing "barcode scanner"-looking devices on the bridge console where Sulu and Chekov are sitting are in fact, Symbol M2004-I215 barcode scanners. (01:37:05)


Trivia: When Kirk is talking to Uhura at the bar around the long faced alien, the two men to Kirk's immediate left are JJ Abrams' father and father-in-law. Taken from the Blu-ray commentary. (00:20:50)

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when Kirk is being awarded his medal, behind the Federation Counsel you can see 3 flags in the background- the center flag is the California state flag. After Kirk shakes Pike's hand, and the camera pans up and back, the California flag is hanging significantly different so that it is no longer recognizable, seeming almost blank white. As the ceremony is indoors and all attending are standing motionless, this flag should not have moved. (01:56:25)

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Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: We've got no Captain and no First Officer to replace him.
Kirk: Yeah, we do. [Sits in captain's chair.].

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