Star Trek Blu-ray Easter Egg: R2D2 Cameo

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

star trek r2d2 header Star Trek Blu ray Easter Egg: R2D2 Cameo

Everybody loves a good Easter Egg – both the kind you decorate, hide, then eat and the kind that artists, directors and musicians include in their various works of art for dedicated fans to find. Going way back to 2000 when the X-Men DVD came out, fans were treated to a brief introduction of Spider-Man in the special features section.  That was just the first of many eggs to come.

When Iron Man came out, many sharp-eyed fans were quick to point out Captain America’s shield laying on Tony Stark’s work table; Ol’ Cap was then glimpsed  frozen in an iceberg in a deleted opening scene from The Incredible Hulk. Just recently Michael Bay inserted a hidden video of himself talking about Unicron in the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray; Bay even put a Terminator reference in TF2 with the words “T-1000” branded onto a destroyed robot’s arm.

Well, J.J. Abrams is continuing the Easter Egg trend with the help of ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) and thanks to the keen eyes at Gizmodo, everybody’s favorite little Star Wars droid can be spotted floating through space in a scene from this summer’s sci-fi hit reboot, Star Trek. Take a look at the picture:

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Click the image to view a high resolution shot at Gizmodo.

Just like Gary Coleman, R2D2 must need the work because ILM is always trying to include him in just about every movie they work on, including the previously mentioned Transformer 2, which you can see here at Gizmodo.  With a good list of sci-fi movies in the pipleline for ILM, such as Avatar, Iron Man 2, The Last Airbender, Star Trek 2, two Harry Potter films and an unknown film called Interstellar, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of our white little droid buddy making his Stan Lee-type cameos.

If you want to find more movie Easter Eggs, then check out They have plenty to look at and find. Have you seen R2D2 in any other films besides these and where do you think he will pop up next?

Star Trek comes out on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow November 17th, 2009.

Source: Film School Rejects

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  1. I believe this one more than the supposed TF2 cameo, that certainly does look like him.

  2. R2′s cameo in Transformers 2 looks like, you just have to look closely.

  3. Heh, I just bought the DVD and yes, that was indeed R2, just where Gizmodo said. Nice fun (if a little blasphemous) Easter egg.

    R2 sure travelled a long way, for a long time.

  4. HA

    Love it!!! Can’t wait to pause the scene on my anti-Obama 73″ DLP tomorrow!!!

  5. haha thats awesome! does anyone know if that was in the theater release as well or was it just inserted in for the dvd?

  6. R2D2 is the man. What else can you say?

  7. Anybody know the exact time r2 floats by in the movie ?

  8. @LC

    Looks like the scene where they come across the destruction wrought by the Narada on Star Fleet.

    Don’t know exactly when that is…


  9. Thanks Vic, I’ll figure it out :D

  10. glad to see that I am a much bigger geek than I thought! Once I screencapped it I thought everyone would have already beaten me. lolz 1st, finally!

  11. R2 and C-3PO show up as hieroglyphs on one of the columns inside the Well of Souls in “Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark”:

    The only other one I remember is “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, where R2 is hanging from the underside of one of the spaceships that buzzes Teri Garr:

  12. Both R2D2 and C3PO were depicted as hieroglyphs inside the “Well of Souls” in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  13. I just checked my DVD, hit the 45:49 mark and you’ll see him. ;)

  14. Does anybody know where spiderman shows up in the first x men movie?

  15. @perontoc

    He shows up in a DVD easter egg, not in the actual movie. Not sure where though. ;)

  16. I have the blu-ray version and I see r2d2 perfectly at 47:39

  17. @ Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar

    “ anti-Obama 73″ DLP tomorrow”

    Is that anything like the popular Anti-Arnold, greater then 40 inches ” Big Screen TV’s floating around California?

    I personally am looking to add an “Anti- Crap & Slave bill” big screen set to every room in my house including the guest half bath.

  18. @perontoc – Here ya go enjoy.

  19. very cool site. my buddy just turned me onto it. i shall be back.