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Is R2-D2 Driving the Enterprise?

Illustration for article titled Is R2-D2 Driving the Enterprise?

We know JJ Abrams is a Star Wars fan. He now says he included R2-D2 in Star Trek, and Paramount is running a contest for astromech spotters. We think we got him in two places:

One is on board of the Enterprise, doing his thing. Yes, it may be a stretch to put R2 reprising his role onboard the X-Wing, but it would be a great way to pay homage to the movies and an awesome Easter Egg.

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Illustration for article titled Is R2-D2 Driving the Enterprise?

Click to viewThe other is an R2-D2 passing by on a lift fork, while Kirk and Bones are talking. If you want to participate, send the scene you think he is in to Paramount or go to Facebook's Star Trek group before the May 25. The sweepstakes prize is an original prop from the film.

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Andi Wang donated her eyes to get this screenshots. She's not Bothan.

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

Considering the size of the Enterprise, the dome shape sticking out of the ass end of the saucer section would suggest an astromech the size of a car, or larger.

In the second picture, what you're looking at is just some reflection off of a container being carried by a forklift in the background. I'm watching the scene now and that's what I see.