okay, so yes, i did spend an awful lot of time yesterday trying to piece together what references to "felicity" (one of my all-time favorite series) jj abrams might have made in "star trek" (it seemed clear to me there were shoutouts to his other work, and i was determined to make the same connection with "felicity"). also i have no life. this is what i came up with:
there's a minor female character named hannity in "star trek" that is played by the same actress who played megan on "felicity."
cameron from "house" is kirk's mom. she is also, like, keri russell's twin. this is a stretch, i admit. it's more than a stretch. it actually has no place on this list.
greg grunberg is the yelling voice on the car's dashboard cellphone when young kirk is taking a joyride. of course, grunberg has appeared in basically every jj abrams creation ever, so not exactly a "felecity" reference.
can anybody else see a kirk/spock-ben/noel parallelism here? one charming blonde boy whose physicality is an important aspect of his character, one brooding brunette guy who leans more towards intellectualism...AND THE WOMAN WHO LOVES THEM BOTH.
okay, whatever. this is the worst post in the history of the universe. there are clearly really no references to "felicity" in "star trek." however, i do recommend that anybody who enjoys jj abrams' work (which i gather at this point to be about 75% the population of white 18-34 year olds) check out "felicity." it's not just for girls, i promise. the plotting, character development, and humor are gender-neutral—and really great! it's just a really good show. though, there is time travel at one point in the show. i kid you not. i think abrams has some sort of strange time travel obsession.