Transformers has always been a science fiction show that took inspiration (and sometimes sound effects) from other science fiction/fantasy programs. Now the tables have turned with the most recent episode of Star Trek: Picard taking inspiration from the opening scene of The Transformers: The Movie! In the 1986 film, we are introduced to the character of Unicron as he passes in between two suns. In "Picard", the Starship Titan is hiding out near a sun. You can see screenshots below showing off the key moments. This was confirmed by "Picard" Executive Producer in the Tweet embedded below:
This inspired the Titan in front of the sun shot in 306… https://t.co/jZxVvcC6x2— Terry Matalas (@TerryMatalas) March 27, 2023
It is really cool to see how different franchises can inspire one another and this was definitely a fun example!