We knew that four years ago Orci and Kurtzman credited a fan image of the Enterprise in a naval dry dock for inspiring scenes of the rebooted ship built on the ground in Iowa instead of in orbit as always assumed. It took me a few months of watching the trailers for Into Darkness to realize they may have gotten the idea for a falling and crashing star ship from another fan work: mine.
It’s not too big a stretch since Anthony Pascal of trekmovie.com told me he knew the Star Trek producers as well as others at Paramount had seen my short and commented that it wasn’t done by them. I think it’s possible and I guess I would be honored if it was true. Note also the connie in mid-fall in the background on the top left of both images.