Jordan Peele borrows heavily from Star Trek for his film NOPE

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There is no doubt that Star Trek is a global pop culture phenomenon. Even outside the protected walls of Paramount+, fans of the series can discover Trek references in hundreds of shows, movies, comics, video games and more.

Somehow, it can be fun to “spot” or understand little “Star Trek” references in other media. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies may have trouble keeping track of all the Trek references in those movies over the years. A recent Trek reference in the MCU films was 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, in which Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and other heroes listed the ways time travel works in movies and television. One of the cases mentioned was “Star Trek”. The animation at the end of the film, which included the signature of the main actor, was also borrowed from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

The head of Marvel Kevin Figg It’s big”Star Trek: The Next Generationfan, so it makes sense that there are few references to Trek in the Marvel movies. In a panel discussion with some of the stars of the Avengers movies, Feige explained the ending.All good things…‘ from memory. Fans can Watch this clip on YouTube.

“Star Trek” in “The Croods”

Another funny reference to Trek was in the animated movie:Croods: A New Age‘, which was released in 2020. For this quick reference, Stone Age Grandmother (Voiced by the late Clarice Leachman) ready to fight against an unknown opponent. While doing so, the character exclaimed, “Today is a good day to die!” As any Trek fan knows, it’s a line made famous by Mr. Worf (Michael Duran) from his years on TNG, Deep Space Nine, and the five films in which he appeared.

The connection between The Croods and Star Trek is not difficult to understand. The Croods: A New Age writing team includes Hagman BrothersThe people behind Star Trek: Prodigy are also involved.

If fans want to watch a series with multiple Trek references per episode, they can stream For All Mankind on Apple TV+. A show that he is the executive producer of Ronald D. Moore – the person behind many of the most important episodes of Klingon – is full of Trek talk. In Season 2, the characters even wondered if Spock would return after “.Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Read more For All Mankind as Heavy spoke to tech consultants Mike and Denise Okuda About the new show and how it all leads to Star Trek.

ELVIS also had a number of cameos from the Trek cast, including William Shatner. Check out our recap of Star Trek on ELVIS.

‘NOPE’ and ‘Star Trek’

No The last trailerNo – only in theaters 7.22.22 “What’s the Evil Miracle?” Academy Award winner Jordan Peele redefined modern horror with Get Out and Then Us. Now he’s reinventing the summer movie with a new pop nightmare: the sprawling horror epic Nope. The film reunites Peele with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and…2022-06-09T07:01:06Z

Fans can see a lot of great movies in theaters this summer. Until the release, Top Gun: Maverick and Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has grossed over $400 million, and several other films have grossed over $300 million in the US. The new movie “NOPE” made by the writer and director Jordan PeeleIt was released on July 22, 2022 and grossed $58 million in its first week.

There is a lot of talk about this film because Peele combined the genres of cowboy/western, sci-fi and horror into one film. He asked the alarm clock What was the movie actually about?While Collider speculated that The story was an anecdote about animals that were forced to have fun.

“First and foremost, I wanted to make a UFO horror movie,” says Peele. said in an interview on CBS. “And of course, where’s the iconic Black UFO movie? And whenever I feel that my favorite movie is not made yet, I try to fill this gap with my movies. It’s like trying to make a movie that I wish someone would make for me.”

GQ pointed out that “no” It is influenced by the Roddenberry gene And “Star Trek” that’s right. Die-hard Trek fans who have seen “NOPE” may recognize the plot device that allows them to figure out the movie’s twist before anyone else in the movie theater.

Attention Readers: The following contains spoilers and information about the global film “No”.

NOPE begins with a brother and sister team who run a company that supplies horses for Hollywood movies. The duo, OJ Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) struggle with business after their father’s death. OJ makes a deal with a local entertainer named Ricky ‘Jupe’ Park (Steven Yeun) to supply horses for the park’s theme park.

Meanwhile, the Haywoods learn that a UFO is stalking their property and may be responsible for their father’s death. They enlist the help of Angel Torres (Brandon Perea) to film the UFO. When that doesn’t work, they turn to filmmaker Antlers Holst (Michael Wincott) who has alternative photography methods for help.

The park used horses to pull the UFO to its theme park to entertain its guests. The trick worked, but he was “used” by the park’s UFO and 40 theme park guests. OJ, Emerald, Angel and Antlers set a trap for the UFO to capture the object on film. This also worked, but the UFO appeared as a living entity, not a ship with aliens inside.

Space jellyfish

Encounter at Farpoint – Space JellyfishFrom the very first episode of Star Trek TNG in October 1987. Whatever Discovery has to offer, I bet the reunion plan doesn’t have space jellyfish.2017-09-27T07:17:59Z

This twist may shock viewers accustomed to classic horror movies, where a group of scaly aliens eventually emerge from the saucer and kill people in all directions. However, in NOPE, Peele decided to turn the ship into a life form. Peele’s film used a basic element of the first “next generation” to make a horror film.

In the TNG pilot project, which was broadcast in 1987, Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his new crew had to solve the mystery of Farpoint Station. If you think about it, objects appear all over the space station. For those who didn’t know any better, the space station was magical. But soon the crew of the Enterprise discovered that the station was using the abilities of a giant spaceship that was being held against its will. The creature known to many fans as the “Space Seagull” was freed by the Enterprise and returned to its space mate.

While the “NOPE” creature looked like a kite crossed with a jellyfish, it was a large living creature that people perceived as a ship. The big difference between Roddenberry’s story and Peele’s story was that the “NOPE” creature was wild, and in TNG it was tame or captive. The twist at the end of the story remains the same.

A notice: the writer DC Fontana wrote the majority From Encounter at Farpoint, however, Roddenberry created the beginning and end of the episode, which included a space jellyfish.

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