i dont think there is any ACTUAL crossover between futurama cast/crew and Star Trek. (well, im sure frank welker prob did some sort of creature sound for them, haha)
However, given that, the writers of this 'Star Trek' movie do consider themselves trekkies, which leads me to believe they probably like futurama's scifi theme, trek references and general hilarity too. in addition, though Abrams i think was more of a casual star trek fan, he is a big player in TV, and would probably like futurama. The fact that the show was so respectful of star trek would be another reason it may have been put in there. (also, i am not a trek fan whatsoever-though i enjoyed the movie- and i like futurama, so anyone can)
as for the OPs first "futurama tribute" im not 100% on this (as i said im not a trek fan) but im fairly sure Star Trek came up with that first, and that futurama was just making a parody homage to star trek with that particular thing. i did think of futurama when i saw it though...
and hey, if this movie does well, it could help re-invigorate the sci-fi genre and help futuramas chances...
Abrams has pointly said in many interviews that he was never a Star Trek fan. He had always been a Star Wars fan as he could relate to Luke's plight as a commoner leading into the adventures he took.
i dont know why everyone doesnt get that anything futurama has done is a nod to star trek, not the other way around. all the things we saw in the new star trek movie that we thought were futurama references were actually just references back to the star trek series, which futurama references all the time
Totally agree with you. The premise of this Thread is ridiculous!
Seeing as how the etirety of Futurama has Star Trek references scattered thoughout the series and movies - does anyone possibly think they might be reading way too much into finding references in the new movie?
People see what they want to see.
Example - someone mentioned "future Romulans" being said during a conversation in ST. [sarcasm]Oh Yes that much subtlety I'm sure was on the creators minds when they were developing the new movie! Abrams and Orci and Kurtzman were sitting around developing a list of "Futurama inserts" of where they could put references and then decided to have a contest on just how subtle they could be. Not! [/sarcasm]
You're really stretching it there buddy.
The bit about Scotty discussing the concept of the object standing still and having the "universe" move around it is not new to the ST universe - in fact this is inadvertently pointed out in at least one episode of TNG (that's The Next Generation folks) during some explanation of how a ship warps. So hate to burst your bubble but ST beat out Futurama in pointing out this concept.
The ONLY plausible thing I've seen anyone post is Boltzmann_Fan's observation about Scotty beaming into the cooling tubes and going on a ride while Kirk tries to rescue him. Yeah - completely full of water and used to cool off the ships's mechanical parts or what not - but they did give the impression of Futurama's "transport tubes". And Scotty moving thru them looked similar to the way Fry went thru them in an episode or 2. The red hair coincidence aside - this could conceiveably hint at Futurama as nothing like this was in any of the previous ST incarnations. But as I said - I seriously doubt that the creators were sitting around purposely dropping Futurama references.
But otherwise ya'll picking up on Futurama references are way off base.