To celebrate the moment when Humans and Vulcans made first contact (April 5, 2063), thought I’d share a photo from the first day of the STAR TREK BEYOND shoot. Here I am hanging with two of my favorite people to ever work with.

And just for fun, I’ll send the first person who correctly guesses the identities of these two actors an official STB crew t-shirt and signed STB poster. Just leave your guesses in the comments section below. And a small note—because the shirt contains spoilers for the film and the poster hasn’t been finalized yet, I won’t be able to send it out until closer to the STB release date this July, but rest assured you’ll get it as soon as possible.

I know this will probably be a tough one since the casting of these two actors hasn’t been announced yet and you won’t find them listed on IMDb. So here’s a hint–I’ve worked with them both before STB. Good luck.

UPDATE (4/5/16, 11:35PM PST): Thank you everyone for your guesses. Several people guessed correctly and we’ll be sending all of them the t-shirt and posters. Once we’ve reached out to them, we’ll announce the names and also the identity of the two actors.

UPDATE (4/6/16, 4:30PM PST): We have the list of everyone who guessed correctly by end of the day yesterday and the identity of our two alien friends, click here to see.


  1. My guess is the guy on the left is Sung Kang and the guy on the right is Duane Johnson.

  2. Danny Pudi and Kim Kold!

  3. Sung Kang (L) and Vin Diesel (R)

  4. Vin Diesel (left) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (right)

  5. Ludacris and Dwayne Johnson ?

  6. Jonathon Buckhouse and Idris Elba

  7. Danny Pudi (left) and Dwayne Johnson (right).

  8. Sung Kang and Kim Kold!

  9. Left is Sung Kang and right is Kim Kold

  10. Left is Sung Kang and right is Stephen Marcus

  11. Danny Pudi and Dwayne Johnson?

  12. My guess is Luke Evans on the left and Kim Kold on the right.

  13. Danny Pudi and Jim Parrack

  14. Danny Pudi to the left and Vin Diesel to the right

  15. Left is Danny Pudi and right is Tyrese Gibson

  16. Left Patrick Wilson Right Vin Diesel

  17. Kim Kold and Benjamin Davies

  18. Joe Taslim (l) & Kim Kold (r)

  19. Danny Pudi and Matt Schulze

  20. Danny Pudi (L) and Kim Kold (R)

  21. Left Jason Tobin, Right Kim Kold

  22. Left Patrick Wilson right Dwayne Johnson

  23. John Ortiz (L) and Kim Kold(r)

  24. I guess Vin Diesel to the left, and Dwayne Johnson to the right. Right?

  25. Tyrese Gibson (L) and Kim Kold (R)

  26. Ya definitely Danny Pudi on Justin’s right and Kim Kold on his left.

  27. The one on the right is for sure Kim Kold. His size and that under bite are undeniable. The one on the left I want to say is Danny Pudi. Even though Pudi is hella skinny, could be the suit.

  28. To the left Joe Taslim and to the right Vin Diesel

  29. Danny Pudi and Nathan Fillion

  30. Danny Pudi on the left, Kim Kold on the right

  31. I’m going full Community with Danny Pudi and Joel McHale. Pop Pop.

  32. James Franco and Dwayne The Rock Johnson!


  34. John Ortiz (left) and Dwayne Johnson (right).

  35. Danny Pudi (L) and Kim Kold (R)

  36. Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson

  37. Luda and Tyrese

  38. Danny pudi and tyrese gibson

  39. Luke Evans (left) and Dwayne Johnson (right)

  40. Michael Rosenberg on the left for sure.

  41. Sung Kang and Dwayne Johnson

  42. Michael rosenbaum left Kim kold right

  43. Sorry, I meant Rosenbaum. He was excellent as Lex and does a great job in Impastor.

  44. Danny Pudi and Kim Kold

  45. Franco and parrack

  46. Jason Tobin and Roger Fan

  47. My guess is Michael Rosenbaum (L) and then Kim Kold (R)

  48. Ludacris left john franco right

  49. The right is definitely Kim Kold.

    The left with the happy expression seems like Danny Pudi… Or Michael… I’m going to go with Danny because he loves ST

  50. Joe Taslim (left) and Tyrese Gibson (right).

  51. Elyes Gabel & Vin Diesel

  52. Elyes Gabel (left) Kim Kold (right)

  53. Elyes Gabel (L) & Kim Kold (R)

  54. Left is James Franco, Right is Tyrese Gibson

  55. My guess is Tyres Gibson on the left and Dwayne Johnson on the right.

  56. Luke Evans (l) & Dwayne Johnson (r)

  57. Kim kold right
    Dani puddi left

  58. Danny Pudi left Kim Kold Right

  59. My guess is Danny Pudi (Left) and Johnson, Dwayne “The Rock” Right)

  60. Danny Pudi and Kim Kold.

  61. Danny Pudi on my left and Kim Kold on my right. I’m guessing it’s too late 🙁

  62. Elyes Gabel & Kim Kold

  63. Ray Park(L) & Kim Kold (R)

  64. I think they’re Danny Puddi and Kim Kold. Please tell me I’m not too late!! I was busy yesterday checking out the “Sanctuary District” they’re building near my city. LLAP!

  65. I assure you that I typed Pudi, but it was autocorrected. My android is more unpredictable than Lore, am I right? LLAP!

  66. Danny Pudi/Kim Kold. (looks like its in the First Contact woodland!)

  67. I think the one on the left is James Franco, and the one on the right is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

  68. I think it’s Danny Pudi and Dwayne Johnson. Right?

  69. I know I’m late, but I’m going to go with Phil Chung and Sal Gatdula as my entries.

  70. Simon Helberg & Jim Parsons

  71. Is it Danny Pudi (left) and Dwayne Johnson (right)

  72. Actually!! I’m pretty sure it’s Kim Kold (right.. fast and furious), and Danny Pudi (Community).

  73. Alan Yu and Eric Banerd

  74. my guesses are: my favorite Korean-American actor Sung “Han” Kang on the left and Kim Kold on the right–happy First Contact Day!

  75. The guy on the left is Sung Kang and the guy on the right is Duane Johnson.

  76. Correction, I think the guy on the left is Danny Pudi and the guy on the right is Kim Kold.

  77. My guess is that the guy on the left is Nathan Fillion or Sung Kang. The guy on the right is most definitely Dwayne Johnson.

  78. Danny Pudi and Kim Kold

  79. Matt Schulze and Kim Kold

  80. McCartney and The Rock.

  81. McConaughey and The Rock, excuse me.

  82. Tyrese Gibson and Joe Taslim

  83. Hi Justin,
    Just saw Star Trek Beyond last night with my Ten year old son Christophe… He was very interested in what I thought, being that I often compare Star Wars, unfavorably, with Star Trek…
    Here’s what I feel:
    Justin Lin totally nailed it!
    Filmmaking at its finest.
    Great Story Telling…
    Beautiful Cinematography…
    Superb, Flawless Editing…
    Artful Special Effects and Costuming…
    Great Casting…
    And my highest compliment:
    Does Gene Roddenberry Proud!
    Thank you and congratulations, Brilliant…
    Larry Lee Holman-(Ocean Eagle).