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A strange new alien arrives in Star Trek Beyond charity campaign vid

It’s been less than a month since we learned the official title of the next Star Trek movie, Star Trek Beyond, but now it appears a charity campaign tied to the film may have just revealed one of the movie’s new alien characters.

Launched last week, the “Star Trek: Boldly Go” charity campaign was created to raise funds for nine different charities supported by the film’s featured cast. The campaign will see one lucky fan winning a walk-on role in the film each week, over the course of nine weeks. In the latest video promoting the campaign, Star Trek stars Simon Pegg (who’s also a co-writer on the film) and Anton Yelchin offer an update on “Boldly Go,” announce the first week’s winner, and — in a blink-and-you-miss-it moment — provide a peek at what seems to be a new, alien from the upcoming film.

Covered in spine-y hair and whiskers, the alien head appears around the :36 mark in the video — right before a brief scene featuring a tray of pointy, prosthetic ears being prepped to wear.

Here’s what the alien looks like:

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Organized via the Omaze fundraising platform, “Star Trek: Boldly Go” encourages fans to make $10 donations to each week’s charity, with every donation offering the chance to win the coveted walk-on role in the film or various other prizes related to Star Trek Beyond. Larger donations also grant other rewards, including limited-edition t-shirts, posters, a cast-autographed “red shirt,” an advanced private screening of Star Trek Beyond, and even a freaking replica Captain’s chair — imagine that in your home theater room.

In addition to the nine walk-on roles offered in the campaign, six additional fans will be honored as “Star Trek: Boldly Go” crew members, winning the opportunity to visit the set of the film in Vancouver and see some early footage from Star Trek Beyond.

You can get more information about the campaign — including the list of charities and prizes — at

Star Trek Beyond is scheduled to hit theaters July 8, 2016.

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