This year marks Star Trek's 50th anniversary and, to make it even better, the new Star Trek Beyond is hitting cinemas at the same time. Whether or not you're a major fan, the Star Trek power reaches far across the galaxy and even many of our favourite celebrities are Trekkers. Star Trek Beyond flies at warp speed into cinemas on July 21, don’t miss it, these celebs won't! Live long and prosper.
Believe it or not, The Rock was a character on the sixth season of Star Trek Voyager in a crossover between the show and WWF Smackdown. It wasn't very popular but boy, did Johnson look hilarious in his space get up. He played a holographic Pendari man versing Seven and, no surprise here, he won.
When he's not busy playing James Bond, Daniel Craig is secretly pining for a role on Star Trek which he confessed in an interview with World Entertainment News Network! He was eyeing the role for Captain James T. Kirk, but we don't think we could live without Chris Pine now.
Olivia Wilde grew up a self-proclaimed Trekker, loving the strong female roles which inspired her as an actor. She clearly would have clashed with Cowboys and Aliens star Daniel Craig as she believes there's no reason there shouldn't be a female Captain.
Rosario Dawson is a major fan of Star Trek and lobbied for a role in the reboot series on Twitter. While she didn't land a role, she did show off her ability to actually speak Klingon with Conan O'Brien.
Tom Hanks is a geek at his best, with Patrick Stewart sharing that Hank knows close to every episode title in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Hank was close to playing a role on the show but couldn't due to scheduling conflicts and ended up slaying a Trek trivia contest on The Graham Norton Show next to writer and character Scotty, Simon Pegg.
This actor and comedian grew up a Trekker, particularly admiring Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) who was one of the first black characters to have a major role on television. After approaching the producers for a small role, Goldberg featured as Guinan, a bartender in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: Nemesis.
Ben Stiller is not only hilarious, he's also a total geek and Trekker. He expressed his fandom at the Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond special and when presenting the Academy Award for Best Makeup at the 82nd Oscars, he confessed he had two pairs of Mr. Spock’s prosthetic ears, actually signed by the late Leonard Nimoy.
Mila Kunis is an avid World Of Warcraft fan and also complete Trekker, getting into the franchise in her late teens. In an interview with GQ, she confessed that she has vintage Star Trek action figurines given to her by Jason Segel as well as a signed photo of Leonard Nimoy.
And of course, the Star Trek cast themsleves
The biggest fans are of course the Star Trek cast, with Chris Pine, Idris Elba, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and the late Anton Yelchin the crew of the USS Enterprise.
Live long and prosper!