Star Trek Beyond is brimming with familiar cast. Stars from the first two movies, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, are all coming back to the franchise, with the first crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise in place. However, there are a couple of additions to the Star Trek cast in Beyond. For example, we have Sofia Boutella as Jaylah and Idris Elba as Krall. Star Trek Beyond figured out how to sneak in a couple of new faces for cameos. These cameos in Star Trek Beyond may be difficult to spot, yet they beyond any doubt are sweet. Clearly, spoilers ahead.
1. Greg Grunberg
Grunberg is a regular part of the works of JJ Abrams. He has a cameo in Beyond as Commander Finnegan, a Federation officer on the Yorktown space station. Fans may recognize Grunberg as a rebel pilot in Star Trek: The Force Awakens, or from his role in Heroes and Heroes Reborn. This is not Grunberg’s first Star Trek cameo. Being a long-lasting teammate with Abrams, Grunberg is credited as playing Kirk’s stepdad in Star Trek (2009). However, the role just required voice work.
2. Danny Pudi And Kim Kold
Pudi and Kold have circumspect cameos in Beyond. They play two masked aliens named, Fi’Ja and Zavanko, who assault Scotty after he crash-lands on Altamid. Justin Lin, the director, worked with Pudi on Community and Kold in Fast and Furious 6. Furthermore, he teased the cameos on Twitter at an early stage. You won’t recognize the on-screen characters in Beyond. However, it’s still a fun appearance.