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Adam Horwitz is the Star Trek fan from the New York area who won a walk-on role in Star Trek Beyond through the Omaze charity campaign "To Boldly Go". [1] He visited the set in Vancouver, British Columbia in early September 2015. According to a report by an Omaze staffer, Horwitz was clearly visible in the background of the scene, and when he wrapped, the entire cast and crew clapped for him. [2]