I'm taking a few style guides from Start Trek XI to use on shots for VFX02.
Funny thing is this movie came out just after I had roughed out some ideas for the VFX02 ice planet and escpae pod iceworm creature etc...the coincidences are pretty scary, but sometimes I think that ideas are just ripe...all the combine ideas people informed in the same time and age sometimes produces very similar creative ideas.
Start Trek XI 's a very fine movie both from a storyline aspect and also visually, it's one of my new favourites!
I'll try to be as accurate as possible on what I'm borrowing and where it came from. There are some pretty blattant borrows on the escape pod. Primarily Halo ODST. Seems to me like JJ also liked the look of that pod, because again, I never saw the ST XI pod when the concepts for our VFX02 pod were being created but they all look pretty similar.
Of course the original inspiration for all of them...even if only subconcious... I'm sure was the old Star Wars escape pod.