Top 50 Star Trek Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Star Trek facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Star Trek film message.

A Dyson hand dryer is passed off as space age tech....at least they can all dry their hands....
A Dyson hand dryer is passed off as space age tech....at least they can all dry their hands....
Star Trek (2009) When the away team is flying toward the drill in space the film is nearly silent. After it's announced they "are entering the atmosphere" then the sound begins to return for shots of the away team.
Star Trek (2009) When the away team is flying toward the drill in space the film is nearly silent. After it's announced they "are entering the atmosphere" then the sound begins to return for shots of the away team.

Star Trek Trivia

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  1. ' when Kirk reveals how he beat the Kobayashi Maru test, he is eating an apple. In 'Star Trek(2009)' Kirk is shown eating an apple while taking said test.

  2. Includes the first realistic fractal-generated landscape, advanced particle computer animation, first CGI fire and first motion blur with the Genesis Effect presentation. It was created at ILM on a visual computer called - the Pixar.

  3. Was the first movie to have a website created specifically to promote it. The site was launched at generations.viacom.com on October 28, 1994.

Star Trek Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - A Dyson Hand Dryer Is Used As Space Age Enterprise Technology
    A Dyson Hand Dryer Is Used As Space Age Enterprise Technology
  • 1 - R2D2 can be seen briefly ripping through space among the other debris.
    R2D2 can be seen briefly ripping through space among the other debris.
  • 1 - During the Enterprise's first encounter with the Narada ship, R2-D2 can be seen floating among the debris in space.
    During the Enterprise's first encounter with the Narada ship, R2-D2 can be seen floating among the debris in space.
  • R2-D2 flying amongst debris in Star Trek (2009)

  • 1 - Chris Hemsworth plays George Kirk in the opening scene. He was captain of the USS Kelvin for 12min according to Captain Pike which is just about how long the opening scene lasts in the movie.
    Chris Hemsworth plays George Kirk in the opening scene. He was captain of the USS Kelvin for 12min according to Captain Pike which is just about how long the opening scene lasts in the movie.
  • The crew has to remove the deflector dish from the ship. The control panels say the dish is controlled by "Subsystem AE35". The "AE-35" is the subsystem controlling the Discovery antenna dish that HAL reported failing at the start of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  • Future Spock gives past Scotty a formula for transwarp beaming, saying he invents it in the future, like in Star Trek IV, when Scotty goes back to the 1980s and gives Dr. Nichols the formula for transparent aluminum, telling Dr. McCoy "How do we know he didn't invent the thing?"

Star Trek Hidden Details

1 - The flags are left at half-mast after Pike's death.
The flags are left at half-mast after Pike's death.
1 - The corvette in which Kirk went on a joyride featured a Nokia phone, later was revealed that Nokia was nationalized in the 23rd century. This means that Nokia phones were strong enough to survive WWIII while almost everything else on earth was destroyed.
The corvette in which Kirk went on a joyride featured a Nokia phone, later was revealed that Nokia was nationalized in the 23rd century. This means that Nokia phones were strong enough to survive WWIII while almost everything else on earth was destroyed.

When Kirk reveals how he beat the "no win" Kobayashi Maru test, he's casually chomping on an apple; in STAR TREK (2009) when we watch Kirk beat the test, he's casually chomping on an apple

1 - Before getting the role of Uhura in Star Trek (2009), Zoe Saldana played an immigration officer in The Terminal (2004). Her character Dolores Torres was a superfan who attended Star Trek conventions, proclaiming "Trekkies are everywhere!"
Before getting the role of Uhura in Star Trek (2009), Zoe Saldana played an immigration officer in The Terminal (2004). Her character Dolores Torres was a superfan who attended Star Trek conventions, proclaiming "Trekkies are everywhere!"
1 - Spock links his conscience to Kahn's when he's attempting to crush his skull, making Kahn feel Spock's pain, effectively stopping him
Spock links his conscience to Kahn's when he's attempting to crush his skull, making Kahn feel Spock's pain, effectively stopping him

Picard says he can hear a microscopic misalignment of a ship sensor, as the crew's youth starts returning to them. This is because in his youth, he suffered a debilitating hypersensitivity to sound, which is revealed later, in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).

1 - (JJ Abrams), there is a collision course countdown of 1 minute. Almost exactly 1 minute later, the U.S.S Kelvin collides. (Might not be too interesting, but nice attention to detail)
(JJ Abrams), there is a collision course countdown of 1 minute. Almost exactly 1 minute later, the U.S.S Kelvin collides. (Might not be too interesting, but nice attention to detail)
1 - Chang demands of Kirk not to wait for his question to be translated. This is an allusion to a famous exchange during the Cuban Missile Crisis, one of many references to the Cold War in this film.
Chang demands of Kirk not to wait for his question to be translated. This is an allusion to a famous exchange during the Cuban Missile Crisis, one of many references to the Cold War in this film.
1 - Khan says to Spock, "You, you can't even break a rule - how can you be expected to break bone?" Later in the movie, Spock breaks his arm.
Khan says to Spock, "You, you can't even break a rule - how can you be expected to break bone?" Later in the movie, Spock breaks his arm.

We see a copy of Moby Dick in Khan's shelter. The story is a direct metaphor for his quest to kill Kirk, and he even quotes Ahab numerous times throughout the film.

1 - Khan implies Spock isn't "savage" enough win a fight or break a bone. In their final fight Spock mind melds with Khan, to tap into his savagery, and then later breaks his arm and almost kills him.
Khan implies Spock isn't "savage" enough win a fight or break a bone. In their final fight Spock mind melds with Khan, to tap into his savagery, and then later breaks his arm and almost kills him.

The Nibrians who the Enterprise crew save from planetary destruction, are wearing Vibram FiveFinger shoes

- The first thrown "punch" is Kirks infamous "Double Fist" used in the original series

1 - You can see Captain Kirk being the only one not wearing his cover, highlighting his loose adherence to regulations and policies
You can see Captain Kirk being the only one not wearing his cover, highlighting his loose adherence to regulations and policies

Some of the Enterprise crew can be seen on top of the crashed saucer, trying to run away from the Veridian star's shockwave

1 - After Terrell and Chekhov begin searching Khan's ship the camera lingers on a Checkerboard. Later during the climactic battle in the nebula, Spock notes of Khan that "He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking."
After Terrell and Chekhov begin searching Khan's ship the camera lingers on a Checkerboard. Later during the climactic battle in the nebula, Spock notes of Khan that "He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking."

A long lost starship has been found and they discuss some theories - all turns out wrong, but a reference to one, a giant green space hand - is found in the end titles.

1 - During Spock's mind meld with V'ger, a glimpse of NASA's Pioneer probe plaques is seen, hinting at the true origin of the entity as fictional NASA probe Voyager 6
During Spock's mind meld with V'ger, a glimpse of NASA's Pioneer probe plaques is seen, hinting at the true origin of the entity as fictional NASA probe Voyager 6

. Due to budget restraints and last-minute reshoots of the ending, the filmmakers were forced to reuse this shot of a Klingon warship exploding from the previous movie Star Trek VI (1991).

1 - - USS Franklin helm console joysticks are Mad Catz F.L.Y 5. In few blurry frames left one is slightly rotated off-center, despite Sulu having his hand in "straight" position - that's because Saitek only manufactures right-hand versions of those, difficult to hold in left hand
- USS Franklin helm console joysticks are Mad Catz F.L.Y 5. In few blurry frames left one is slightly rotated off-center, despite Sulu having his hand in "straight" position - that's because Saitek only manufactures right-hand versions of those, difficult to hold in left hand
1 - The secret USS Vengeance warship which was discovered by Scotty, had its model in display at Admiral Marcus' table earlier in the film.
The secret USS Vengeance warship which was discovered by Scotty, had its model in display at Admiral Marcus' table earlier in the film.

They neglect a lot of foley noises when Kirk "beats" Khan to showcase how ineffectual his beating was to someone as superior as Khan is.

1 - When the Enterprise is forced to abandon ship, Kirk instructs the crew to get into their "Kelvin pods," individual escape pods named after the U.S.S. Kelvin, briefly piloted by Jim's father George which used larger, more easily targetable escape ships in Star Trek (2009).
When the Enterprise is forced to abandon ship, Kirk instructs the crew to get into their "Kelvin pods," individual escape pods named after the U.S.S. Kelvin, briefly piloted by Jim's father George which used larger, more easily targetable escape ships in Star Trek (2009).
1 - You can briefly see the breakaway prop door Ilia smashes through - before it quickly cuts to another door with a single, uniform hole in its centre.
You can briefly see the breakaway prop door Ilia smashes through - before it quickly cuts to another door with a single, uniform hole in its centre.

The plot revolves around the conflict between Kirk and Khan, who never meet face to face during the movie.

Cochrane asks Geordi, "Don't you people in the 24th Century ever pee?" This is a nod to the fact you never see a toilet in Star Trek.

1 - - Spock believes his choice to sacrifice himself to save the ship is his own Kobayashi Maru test, but as we learn in the next movie, Spock, like Kirk, beat the "no-win" scenario by performing the Vulcan mind meld and then being resurrected
- Spock believes his choice to sacrifice himself to save the ship is his own Kobayashi Maru test, but as we learn in the next movie, Spock, like Kirk, beat the "no-win" scenario by performing the Vulcan mind meld and then being resurrected
1 - You can see the flags are at half-staff honoring the fallen men and women from the attack at the Starfleet archives in London, and also the following attack at Starfleet headquarters.
You can see the flags are at half-staff honoring the fallen men and women from the attack at the Starfleet archives in London, and also the following attack at Starfleet headquarters.

One of the reasons the Enterprise survives the initial attack by Nero's Romulan ship is because Sulu inadvertently delays the Enterprise by leaving the "parking brake on" during launch.

When Picard smashes the case of ships, he breaks the models of the Enterprises C&D both of which were destroyed in battle. The Model of the Enterprise-D also has the saucer section snapped off like how it was destroyed in Generations (1995). See for yourself...

After the entire TV crew is on board & the bugs in the ship are all fixed, there's a little moment where the Enterprise flies by, Kirk does a Captain's Log narration, and the TV show music plays ... Indicating, finally, everything back to normal

The "show me your hand" scene in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) was a small tribute to James Doohan, Scotty in Star Trek TOS and Movies (1966-1994). He was shot several times and lost the middle finger on his right hand during the Normandy invasion on D-Day. The wound was always purposefully hidden.

In "Star Trek Beyond" Jaylah picks the song "Sabotage" and Kirk responds with "That's a good choice". We see a young Kirk play the same song in "Star Trek" (2009) while driving his father figures car.

: Uhura was able to hear Kirk breathing while he hid under her roommate's bed (and could tell he was breathing through his mouth) because of her extra-sharp hearing that led her to become a Communications Officer.

1 - One of the passengers on the bus is reading a "Special Souvenir Edition" of OMNI magazine, featuring the blurb, "25th Anniversary of American Manned Spaceflight".
One of the passengers on the bus is reading a "Special Souvenir Edition" of OMNI magazine, featuring the blurb, "25th Anniversary of American Manned Spaceflight".

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Star Trek. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.