The Millenium Falcon appearing in Star Trek: First Contact has been the subject of a lot of rumors, so I thought I would post some screencaps to confirm that it's actually true. These were from Ares over at SCN.
John Knoll, ILM visual effects supervisor, worked on the effects for Star Trek First Contact and the Star Wars special editions. He slipped the newly made digital model of the Millenium Falcon into the Borg/Starfleet space battle. This was reported in several Star Trek fan magazines and can be seen if you have a DVD player with zoom and slow motion features. The ship is quite small and is flying typically above and behind the Borg cube in several shots of the battle. If you can zoom and slow motion your DVD image, you can make out the shape of Han Solo's ship.
When Picard is attempting to deactivate the magnetic interlocks on the deflector, the screen briefly flashes "AE-35 Unit", which was the faulty dish on Discovery in "2001."
And the Borg eyepieces are flashing the names of the major cast and crew in Morse Code throughout the movie.
I'm sure there's other stuff as well.
John Knoll also put what looks like the Ralph MacQuarrie Phase Two Enterprise Study Model (The ugly Star Destroyer-ish one) flying back and forth across the window when Queen Amidala's telling Palpatine that she will be returning to Naboo in The Phantom Menace.
Do you have those images from the link you posted anywhere? If it's the same ones then that will prove them to be fake. Because I know this guy Ares, and he said he made the screencaps himself after the topic was brought up over at SCN. And I couldn't find any such pics on the net.
It's posted in the Treknology section at SCN if you don't believe me. I'm not playing any trick. And if he is he's sure got a roundabout way of doing it.
There's also a seperate unrelated quote from an Easter Egg site saying that John Knoll did do that. Now, it's not an interview with the man himself, but he does little in jokes like this all the time in all of the movies he works on.
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