'Doomsday Planet' Nibiru has cameo in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
I'm not into the Planet X or Nibiru theories, but this may interest some of you out there.
Via space.com, 17 May 2013 -
The new "Star Trek" film warped into on Thursday (May 16) and space
enthusiasts may find something familiar in the opening scenes of the
fictional universe: a made-up planet named Nibiru.
In "Star Trek Into Darkness," the latest instalment in the popular
science fiction series, Nibiru is the lush, volcanic jungle planet and
was featured in the film's trailer (so no spoilers there really), but
before its turn in Hollywood, the extraterrestrial name was attached to
one of the most popular end-of-world conspiracies last year.
When rumors that the world would end in 2012 became widely circulated
last year, one popular contender among doomsday theorists was a supposed
planet called Nibiru, which some claimed was set to catastrophically
collide with Earth.
There was (and still is) no scientific evidence to support the existence
of Nibiru, and NASA even released a statement last year refuting the
claims, after the agency was accused of a conspiracy to cover up the
Nibiru threat to avoid mass panic. [See Photos from "Star Trek Into
The doomsday theory began in 1976 when Zecharia Sitchin wrote a book
called "The Twelfth Planet," which was based on his own unique
translation of Sumerian cuneiform, one of the earliest systems of
writing. In the book, Sitchin identified a planet, Nibiru, that orbits
the sun every 3,600 years. Years later, a self-described psychic named
Nancy Lieder announced that aliens had warned her that Nibiru would
collide with Earth in 2003.
After 2003 came and went without incident, the Nibiru doomsday
projection was moved to 2012, to coincide with the ancient Mayan
Now, it appears Nibiru is set to make its Hollywood debut.
While the "Star Trek" filmmakers did not say where they found
inspiration for the film's volcanic planet Nibiru, they shared their
enjoyment in creating the fictional worlds for the movie.
"Nothing could be more incredibly exciting and fun for filmmakers than
creating other worlds," production designer Scott Chambliss said in a
statement. "You get a rare chance to make the unimaginable real."
For Nibiru, Chambliss let his imagination run wild when it came to designing the jungle planet.
"One thing I love about 'Star Trek' is working with so many contrasting
environments," Chambliss said. "Nibiru is the antithesis of the Klingon
planet and both are completely different from Earth."
Chambliss used his own real-world experiences to inspire the look and feel of Nibiru.
"Everyone wanted the island planet to have a seductive atmosphere, and
one thing that I remembered from my travels in Hawaii is what they call
'lipstick bamboo,' which is dark red and otherworldly, so that made me
think, what if this planet was all red?" he explained. "There was
something wonderful to that, combined with the deep turquoise blue water
and white sand. It was not only a striking color palette, but it had
that retro vibe which we embrace in our 'Star Trek' storytelling. And
then we developed a whole cultural atmosphere around that."
"Star Trek Into Darkness" is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch.
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