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Live Long and Prosper With These 15 ‘Star Trek’ Facts

Though J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek was the 11th film in the franchise, it was actually the first ever Star Trek movie to win an Oscar. At the 2010 Oscars, the film took home the trophy for Best Makeup, beating Il Divo and The Young Victoria. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on the 2009 Star Trek movie!

The Star Trek movies have their share of futuristic technology from phasers to communicators and more. With that technology comes a lot of designs and sounds that haven’t been invented yet. The production collaborated with Nokia on a design for the new communicators and Abrams invited sound designer Ben Burtt (Star Wars) to help create sounds for some of these devices. To create the sound of a photon torpedo, he stretched out a Slinky and tapped the sides with a drumstick.

“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star WarsThe Avengers and Spider-Man, but now, it’s time to boldly go into the world of Star Trek!

Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know what movies we should cover next.

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