After 50 years of Star Trek, it’s hard to go anywhere no man has gone before.Honestly, it would’ve been very outlandish for Star Trek Beyond writer Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin to disregard the first TV series, the initial six films and the interminable cluster of sequels that followed. What’s more, they stuffed this latest one with many Easter eggs. Look at some that may have snuck past you and be cautioned: spoilers ahead.
1. 50 for 50
Unless you’re an expert with an encyclopedic knowledge of all the alien races in Star Trek, there’s a rare chance you would’ve been able to spot this one. There are many new faces in Star Trek Beyond. Right from the small CGI aliens in the opening scene to the critical character Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), it’s apparent that Justin Lin needed a more diverse universe. As it is, Lin revealed the genuine Easter egg: There are 50 new alien races in the film; one for every year since Star Trek appeared.
2. Star Date: Especially Noteworthy
In Star Trek Beyond, very initially, Kirk specifies the mission happens on Day 966. That is about half- way through the five-year mission to “explore strange new worlds,” “seek new civilizations” and “boldly go where no man has gone before.” In spite of the fact that those are the famous lines William Shatner voiced towards the beginning of every episode of the first series, this is the first time the reboot has really wandered into those five years. As CantonRepstates, Day 966 is a reference to September 1966, i.e. when Star Trek appeared on NBC for the first time.