Did you know?
– A Budweiser plant in Van Nuys, CA doubled as the Enterprise’s engine room. In reality, the silver tanks in the background of the scene are used for making beer. Coincidentally, a company came out with a beer for Star Trek fans called “Klingon Warnog.” Conan O’Brien joked, “Not surprisingly, it’s the only beer to be drunk alone.”
– The movie marks the feature film debut of Chris Hemsworth, who went on to play Thor.
– When Kirk crashes his stepfather’s Corvette, the cop who arrests him is voiced by J.J. Abrams.
– The opening phrase, “To boldly go where no man has ever gone before,” was inspired by the White House when the Russian Sputnik flight was publicized in 1957. The wording is almost exactly what was written in the government’s pamphlet discussing space travel.
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