He’s in Star Trek! Yep, fellow fans, he has been spotted in both Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness. Director JJ Abrams has admited he placed the little astromech droid in his versions of Star Trek because he is a huge Star Wars fan as well.
Of course there are “Trekkies”, the label used to describe Trek fans, who find this to be total blasphemy and that Star Wars has no right to appear in Star Trek. Having said this, let’s just hope we don’t see Spock sitting on the Jedi Council in future Star Wars films! Personally I think it’s great and now there are even a few contests going around the Web to see how many times a person can spot R2 in the latest Star Trek releases.
So, pop your Blu-Ray copy of the latest Star Trek films into the DVD player, grab the remote and see how many occurrences of this “overweight glob of grease” you can find and tweet it to JJ Abrams…he thinks it’s cool! Rock on, R2!