Makes me wonder why all the attributions to Star Wars references in Star Trek. It is nothing more than rumors.
no, not rumors. abrams and, by his own admission, never watched Star Trek, cui he's a star wars fanboi and again by his own admission, and therefore knows nothing about ST. hence Delta Vega being ice planet hoth, among numerous other errors
R2D2 on the "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Mothership. Pic was taken of the original model, now on display at the National Air & Space Museum Annex at Dulles Airport. The only time you see this in the movie is when the motheship is moving over Richard Dreyfuss near the end of the movie, but then it's only a darkend shape, and you have to know what you are looking for