More Details + High Res Cover for ‘Star Trek: The Art of the Film’

On Friday we reported that there was a new art of the Star Trek movie book coming in November, just in time for the release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray. Today Titan Books sent us some more detailed information on the coffe-table book, along with a high resolution version of the cover.


Book to reveal evolution of new Star Trek
According to the publisher Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams "has given Titan his seal of approval to reveal all on the incredible production, unveiling for the first time all the behind-the-scenes workings of the film, from start to finish." From the sound of it, this art book may also act as a bit of a ‘making of book’ as well.

Specifically, New York Times-bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz has worked in close co-operation with the film’s production team in putting together the 160 page illustrated hardcover. According to Titan, the book will "trace the evolution of the movie’s look", including "a stunning and totally unseen array of pre-production paintings, concept sketches, costume and set designs, unit photography and final frames." As noted in our last article, the coffee-table book also includes an exclusive foreword from J.J. Abrams himself.

Cover for Star Trek art book – not yet final
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"Star Trek: The Art of the Film"  is timed to arrive with the DVD and home video sets for Star Trek on November 17th and can be pre-ordered now at 


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August 10, 2009 10:28 am

first!!! Looking forward to this one!!!

August 10, 2009 10:28 am

WOW first to post, I feel special!!!!

August 10, 2009 10:28 am

Hopefully this will please fans who have wanted a “making of” book.

Capt Krunch
August 10, 2009 10:30 am

I wish Dk pubs would put out a cross section book like they do for Star Wars…those are so cool!!!

August 10, 2009 10:30 am

#3. I was going to say, “How couldn’t it?” and than I realized we’re talking about Trek fans. ;)

August 10, 2009 10:34 am

Yeah, this is going to be cool.

LOL @ Maguhn
August 10, 2009 10:38 am

@Maguhn special indeed for you to be first…SIKE

August 10, 2009 10:46 am

Seriously, when these “first” mania will end? This is so old, is not special anymore, is just shame. Stop being ridiculous.

I'm dead Jim
August 10, 2009 10:54 am

NINTH! oops, I feel silly.

Can’t wait for more on this book.

August 10, 2009 10:54 am

Cool. I will ask for this as Christmas present. Most of the look of the film was great, even though I still think the Enterprise was unnecessarily “spruced up.”

August 10, 2009 10:55 am

#5 — Good one! :D

star trackie
August 10, 2009 11:02 am

I’ll enjoy this book for sure. In fact, the cover looks so good I think I’ll go see the movie again tonight as it just started at the $1 theater here in town.

August 10, 2009 11:03 am

this could be interesting

perhaps I will see early designs which will make me appreciate the new Enterprise a little more. LOL

Only kidding. Although I am not a fan of the new designed Enterprise, I guess I don’t hate it as much as I use to. I did look better in the film.

But I still have a preference for the original.

August 10, 2009 11:04 am

Wow! That cover design is so remarkably different from the publicity posters and the packaging of the soundtrack CD and…

August 10, 2009 11:06 am



August 10, 2009 11:15 am

I LIKE this BOOK !!! It’s EXCITING !!!

August 10, 2009 11:26 am

Getting sick of that one sheet image! Sure, it looks different than other Trek posters, but if I had just seen that poster in a lobby it wouldn’t be anything to get excited over. And now they’ve over used it- they’re even using it on all three versions of the home video, when they had some nice International artwork that could have gone on at least the single disc DVD, as they normally do.

As for the book, I’ll probably take an extended look at it in the store, got a similar book last year for The Dark Knight, and that one came with the original screenplay. Hopefully this one has it too!

August 10, 2009 11:30 am

Never liked the poster art…..never will. Here’s hoping for something really nice for the sequel!

August 10, 2009 11:35 am

Is it JUST me…or is this over-used variation of the 1-sheet poster art remind you of an artist’s concept of the ship through the eyes of some one on ACID? I mean, it’s like totally Grace Slick & The Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit- like it’s so drug influenced warp drive’ish it’s not even subtle!

August 10, 2009 11:35 am

17 – I don’t mind it. I take it you’d get sick of the Nike “check mark” on every pair of Nike sneekers for countless years.

I think it’s good marketing to have an easily recognizable and identifiable image unifying various products.

August 10, 2009 11:50 am

21st! Yeah! Seriously, it’s ridiculous.
I think the art sounds cool, but I don’t like this poster. It’s blurry and vague and monochromatic. I find it boring.

August 10, 2009 11:52 am

A high rez image of a blurry cover, is that supposed to be a joke?

Dr. Image
August 10, 2009 11:56 am

Love the cover. And the poster. I think it’s my favorite.
All others are tacky by comparison.
WILL buy it.

Jorg Sacul
August 10, 2009 11:56 am

First x 23!

I love books like this. On my Turkey Day list!

August 10, 2009 12:05 pm


August 10, 2009 12:13 pm

I pre-ordered a copy from The lastest Star Trek magazine has an excellent article about the costume designs used in the film. They had sketches of some of the costumes. I hope these are included in the new book.

August 10, 2009 12:27 pm


It’s nice to see Titan stepping up where Pocket has dropped the ball. More of this kind of thing, please.

August 10, 2009 12:50 pm

Hoping to see the other UFP ship and station designs from that movie show up here…

August 10, 2009 1:27 pm

5: Exactly.

The next terrorist attack on US soil will be launched by “hardcore” Trek fans.


August 10, 2009 1:31 pm

my only gripe still is the decision to use existing “pipe” plants for Engineering. Where the hell was the Dilithium chamber matrix… and I don’t mean the TNG era one… the vacuous room lit red behind the chicken wire mesh…. you know what I mean.

August 10, 2009 1:32 pm

I don’t like the one sheet art, either. But at least I have one signed by Leonard Nimoy. :-)

August 10, 2009 2:02 pm

In a recent interview Ryan Church said, in reference to the design evolution of the new Enterprise…

“J.J. wanted a “new Enterprise” and that was the description he and production designer Scott Chambliss gave me — they were open to anything and wanted to see everything at that point. My concepts ranged from ‘extremely faithful to the original,’ with just material and detail update, to ‘complete rethink’…”

I would love to see this design evolution of the Enterprise more than anything. It has been my observation that a lot of times, concept art looks way better than what actually gets in the final film. We shall see.

August 10, 2009 2:12 pm

Paramount – take note of the artwork on this. I have seen loads of UK artwork that looks good then the huge star trek font kinda ruins it BUUUUUUUT the artwork on this rocks, the font is subtle yet gets the point across. Yeah I got too much time on my hands but I reckon the artwork would look better like this.
Put the artwork on a vote let the fans decide that would be cool

August 10, 2009 2:16 pm

This should be good! Mark Cotta Vaz also did some nice “art of” books for the individual Spider-man movies.

August 10, 2009 2:34 pm

Paramount to craigman: We’ll take that into consideration…. when this is a democracy.

Joe Cocolo
August 10, 2009 2:48 pm

I want to see the how & why behind CAPT Pike wearing TMP’s penguin “dress grey” uniform at the end of the movie.

It’s good to have those back, BTW.

And hopefully we can get a better look at the Klingon “warbirds” with their neck ridgess and poor ‘ol Kobayashi Maru as well.

August 10, 2009 4:14 pm

I nominate Anthony to write and introduction to this book! ;)

Seriously, who could do better?

August 10, 2009 4:20 pm

Mark Cotta Vaz is awesome!!!! :D

Robert H.
August 10, 2009 4:26 pm

Got one word. MINE MINE MINE!!

One word 3 times.

Chris M
August 10, 2009 4:47 pm

Can’t wait for this one!! Just started reading the novelisation of the movie as well!

Randy H.
August 10, 2009 4:56 pm

#38: I sincerely hope this Art book is better than the novel. Not Foster’s best work by a looooong shot.

August 10, 2009 5:29 pm

Titan Books’ Art of Terminator: Salvation, and Terminator: Salvation Official Companion, are both fantastically done large-format (aka coffee table) books. If the same team worked on these, expect greatness!

August 10, 2009 5:49 pm


“I would love to see this design evolution of the Enterprise more than anything. It has been my observation that a lot of times, concept art looks way better than what actually gets in the final film. We shall see”

This is because talented, trained artists spend grueling hours coming up with loads of great material, and then often some dumb-ass director or producer will come along and say “I like this from piece 12 and this from piece 41 and this from piece 8, combine them Minion!” –without any understanding of why the artists made the choices they did.

And so then we end up with some meaningless boring oddity on screen, so the filmmakers can feel “important” as if they “did something.”

Spoctor McKirk
August 10, 2009 5:52 pm

I love that cover art. Hides the fact that the ship redesign is crap!

August 10, 2009 6:23 pm


August 10, 2009 6:25 pm

This + Enterprise model = GIMME x infinity.

Brett Campbell
August 10, 2009 6:34 pm

Sigh … No Sci-fi (TV or movie) Saturday, Sunday or Monday wrap-up this week?

How is a junkie supposed to sleep without a fix?

August 10, 2009 7:26 pm

#47: I guess everyone was too busy at the con over the weekend…

(oh. I am 48th… woo hooooo!)

August 10, 2009 7:27 pm

ok. it looks like I got beat to the punch.. who wants to shoot for the 50th?

I guess that would be me.

August 10, 2009 7:30 pm

37…great idea!

here is my first draft

That Star Trek movie was great, now look at cool pictures

check please