Pegg clearly knew the place to search out his fellow nerds and he recalled getting a swift, ultra-nerdy response from Carlson and Doddema when he made an obscure request:
“We really went out to the Reminiscence Alpha guys, the 2 founders of the Reminiscence Alpha wiki and requested them to call one thing for us. There is a particular factor within the screenplay that we needed to get a reputation for, and so I simply wrote out an e mail that mentioned, ‘Hey guys, there’s this factor, and I am unable to inform you what it is for, however there’s this merchandise,; and three hours later I bought a full etymological breakdown of the phrase and the historical past of the factor. So they are going to be within the credit, thanked, for that.”
The “factor” turned out to be the Vokaya necklace, which Carlson confirmed in a 2016 TrekCore article. “What he was in search of,” Carlson wrote, “was a Vulcan mineral with some distinctive properties: a stone or gem utilized in jewellery, which transmits a innocent power subject that may very well be detected by a scan, and was uniquely identifiable to Vulcan.” Pegg might have identified the overall thrust of “Star Trek,” however wasn’t the type of nerd who may crack out information about obscure Vulcan minerals. Maybe, Pegg hoped, there was one thing already inside “Star Trek” canon that he may pull from, and he referred to as identified consultants.
It appears there was no obscure Vulcan mineral that Pegg may make use of, however Calrson and Doddema knew sufficient of the Vulcan language to provide you with one thing themselves. Carlson recalled how excited he and Doddema have been to truly work on an actual “Star Trek” undertaking, and so they started to suss out precisely what sort of Vulcan stone may very well be used.