Thursday, October 23, 2008

J.J. Abrams's "Kelvin" Signature Appears in Star Trek 9

Did you know that director J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost) uses the name "Kelvin" in his movies? In fact, he kind of "drops" it in all his projects. You think it's strange? It's a common practice - Disney has its Mickey Mouses, Marvel has its Stan Lees - Abrams has his Kelvins. In Mission Impossible 3 for instance, there's a scene where a letter is seen addressed to a certain H. Kelvin. In Star Trek 9, there's a starship called the U.S.S. Kelvin (top).

But who is this Kelvin, anyway? Abrams reveals that it's his maternal grandfather, Henry Kelvin, who was a big influence on him as a child, and had owned an electronics company. No doubt Kelvin inspired the future director in many ways and sent his imagination soaring - a characteristic befitting of a successful director.

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