(written from a Production point of view)
Daniel C. Carlson is one of the two original founders of the Memory Alpha encyclopedia, along with Harry Doddema.
In 2015, the two were approached by Simon Pegg and Paramount Pictures for some assistance with portions of Star Trek Beyond. In the end, they named the mineral Spock gave Nyota Uhura in an amulet: vokaya.   For their input both men received acknowledgement in the end credit roll of the movie. 
Carlson has written an detailed account of their involvement with the movie, published on the website Star Trek Minutiae.