El Camino's Aaron Paul explains important reason why Todd's Star Trek merch isn't a Black Mirror nod
Although there is an obvious Star Trek reference in the film (take a closer look at Badger and Skinny Pete's bookshelves), the blink-and-you'll-miss-it addition of Trek merchandise in Todd Alquist's apartment isn't what you think it is.
While some fans have suggested that Todd's Star Trek merchandise is a reference to Jesse Plemons' role in Black Mirror's 'USS Callister', in which he plays a twisted Captain Kirk wannabe, Aaron Paul has insisted that creator Vince Gilligan wouldn't have gone there.
So no, Breaking Bad and Black Mirror aren't in some sort of shared Netflix universe.
Speaking to Digital Spy and other media, Aaron said: "I don't believe [it was a nod to that]. Vince is too precious to add something quite like that, something that merges two different worlds together. He really tries to keep it in its own reality."
The Jesse Pinkman actor did confirm other Easter eggs though, calling Todd's pet tarantula and sinister snow globe collection "great" throwbacks.
"There are some great Easter eggs in the film. The tarantula Todd still had, he got that from the boy [on the dirt bike who he shot dead in season five], which is just so messed up.
"And in the snowglobe, it's Todd and Lydia. It had hearts in it and tiny little Stevia packets. So that was a little nod to their love and his obsession."
Speaking of Lydia Rodarte-Quayle and her insatiable love for Stevia, actress Laura Fraser has confirmed the fate of her character once and for all, after an ambiguous El Camino reference led fans to question whether she survived.
In a recent chat with DS, Laura admitted that, unsurprisingly, Lydia is officially dead – and she's okay with that.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is available on Netflix now.
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