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Cool New ‘Space Seed’ Poster June 9, 2010

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The Alamo Drafthouse Theaters in Austin Texas have commissioned a series of limited movie poster style prints based on episodes from Star Trek. The first one available is for "Space Seed", and it is pretty cool. It goes on sale today. More info below.


Cool Space Seed Poster

According to The Alamo Drafthouse is working with Mondotees and artist Martin Ansin to create these posters. Each is a 24″ x 36″ screenprint and costs $35 (limited to 300). There is also a variant on wood with an edition of 35 for $135.  Both went up for sale today (Wednesday, June 9th) at [UPDATE: Posters have sold out].

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NOTE: TrekMovie has confirmed these posters are officially licensed by CBS.


1. Captain Hackett - June 9, 2010

Cool! I want it!


2. Surlaw The Mai - June 9, 2010

Um, awesome!!

3. red dead ryan - June 9, 2010

I’m certain that these guys got permission from CBS. Because if they didn’t, CBS could and most likely would sue. It wouldn’t matter if this is a limited run, CBS would want to protect its property.

Awesome posters by the way. Khan will be in the sequel. No doubt about it.

4. Chris Pike - June 9, 2010

Just ordered mine to UK, superb!

5. SirMartman - June 9, 2010

They also make a pretty neat screen saver if you save the image


6. DJ Neelix - June 9, 2010

Khan looks kind of like the late Patrick Swayze to me.

And all of the other characters/actors have been made to look way more handsome than they are in real life…

7. Trek Lady - June 9, 2010

That is way cool, but I think I’ll pass on this one. Here’s hoping one of the upcoming designs will have something that features the big three a bit larger for me. :)

8. Trek Lady - June 9, 2010

6. Are you kidding? In his prime, Shatner was gorgeous, and Nimoy was (and still is) smoking. Ask the fan-girls! And of course, Nichelle was and is lovely.

McCoy is too far way for me to comment.

9. Anthony Pascale - June 9, 2010

I have double checked and these are officially licensed

10. Polly - June 9, 2010

Looks cool except all that white stuff (I think its supposed to be the lighting or something) thats all over their them reminds me too much of leprosy or something

8. Agreed!

11. Claystation - June 9, 2010


Whoop Whoop!

12. jas_montreal - June 9, 2010

@ 9

Anthony… if Paramount commissioned this stuff. Does it mean their marketing Khan for the Trek Sequel ?

13. Botany Bay 79 - June 9, 2010

@ 6: Funny, to me Khan looks like Martin Landau ;)

14. Anthony Pascale - June 9, 2010

wow Jas…that is a leap

paramount didn’t commission these, the drafthouse did. And this is the first of a series. Don’t read anything into it

The Khan question is still out there, but this is not related.

15. jas_montreal - June 9, 2010

@ 13.

LOL, its true !

16. Driver - June 9, 2010

No. Wrong style altogether. Think “ST III” or “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.

17. S. John Ross - June 9, 2010

Everything the Alamo Drafthouse does is cool.

I miss Austin :(

18. Enterprisingguy - June 9, 2010

Boring. It looks like Khan is using his Jedi mind tricks.

19. bill hiro - June 9, 2010

The enduring power of the original series …

20. Lousy Canadian - June 9, 2010

I’m breathtaken! :O I must get this!!!

21. RM10019 - June 9, 2010

Got ’em!

22. Shatner_Fan_Prime - June 9, 2010

SOLD OUT!!! I trust Trekmovie will give us a heads up if more become available…

23. Shatner_Fan_Prime - June 9, 2010

I can’t wait to see which other ones they do in this series! How many will there be? Get the scoop, Anthony!

24. Chris Pike - June 9, 2010

20 mins later and I wouldn’t have got one – a no brainer! can’t wait…

25. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - June 9, 2010

I am going to the Draft house Tomorrow and getting mine. So Kool to live in Austin Texas.

26. shite - June 9, 2010

sold out!

27. Third Remata'Klan - June 9, 2010

Frikkin’ SOLD OUT already?! Man, I hate the Internet sometimes…

28. Quarksbartender - June 9, 2010

Oh man its sold out, ironically this is the topic on Trekcast this week Space Seed or our version of it anyway. Thanks Anthony for this did you get one at least?

29. DJT - June 9, 2010

Khan looks like Marc Alaimo, but that’s okay. It’s still bad ass. :)

30. ted - June 9, 2010

Sold out… That sucks to high hell. Here’s hoping they do a second printing.

31. Sebastian - June 9, 2010

To quote Marla McGivers in that episode, “Magnificent!” ; )

32. FlyingWok - June 9, 2010

ARGGHH! They need to print more!

33. MvRojo - June 9, 2010

#30. Mondo doesn’t do reprints no matter how successful one of their posters happens to be.

34. John Gill - June 9, 2010

Damn! Sold out, criminy.

35. Tobias Richter - June 9, 2010

Totally different – and very cool. Too bad it´s already sold out…

36. Pro-Khan-Sel - June 9, 2010

Yes I like it. and hoping for Star Trek 12: Space Seed!!!!!!!!!!

37. Brett Campbell - June 9, 2010

Look forward to “City on the Edge of Forever”!

38. Jesustrek - June 9, 2010

Awesome ¡¡¡¡ no words ;)

39. Anthony Thompson - June 9, 2010

Uh…why only 300??? Would have been nice if they had produced enough so fans would have a decent chance of buying one!

40. They call me Stasiu - June 9, 2010

Such a beautiful poster for a great price… and I missed out. DRAT!!!

41. jgavin - June 9, 2010

Already sold out! AAAArrrrgh! Well, if they sold out this quickly, I’m sure we can expect more.

42. shite - June 9, 2010

there is all ready a wack of them on ebay. 140 bucks!

43. jas_montreal - June 9, 2010

Why only make 300 of the paper ones only? I never understood the limited edition thing. Why not sell many many more? They would probably make much more profit.

44. CarlG - June 9, 2010

Very awesome! I like Khan’s pose — very Augustus Caesar-like. I think he’d approve. :)

45. MvRojo - June 9, 2010

#41. Hopefully they make the next poster they do in a larger run, but they aren’t going to make any more “Space Seed” ones.

46. thebiggfrogg - June 9, 2010

Again, with the Uhura in the ‘Triumvirate’. I love Uhura, but my favorite character is Bones I am getting tired of him getting pushed to the fringes.

47. thebiggfrogg - June 9, 2010

Uh oh, maybe Trek 12 is Khan with Martin Landau in the lead. Geriatric Khan in the JJ Verse lived and time travels back to the past to mess Kirk and Co. up!

48. Pro-Khan-Sel - June 9, 2010

@ 47 , That would actually be cool. But I can Imagine that many trek fans would do the eye roll.

Movie: ED WOOD 1994- Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi: “I will show the world that I can be it’s master! I will perfect an atomic race of Supermen, Who will conquer the world..Heh , Heh, Heh.”

Pass the popcorn!

49. DJT - June 9, 2010

They should have put Chekov in the background; locked in the head or something.

“Botany Bay? Botany Bay???”

50. Romy - June 10, 2010

Wot, no Scotty?
And who is that guy supposed to be? Cuz he looks nothing like Ricardo Montalban. Kirk and Spock are reasonable likenesses tho’

51. Trek Lady - June 10, 2010

I was just thinking, I will likely miss the opportunity for future posters. I was on vacation this week, and thus able to post and monitor the site if I wished, but at work we have a very restrictive filter on our internet – no shopping sites – no chat or forum sites – hell, a lot of the news sites are blocked, so I wouldn’t even know it had gone on sale till after I got home, and that would be too late.

Sad. :(

52. rogue_alice - June 10, 2010

now that is….cool.

53. Tomh, Esq. - June 10, 2010

I’d love to see them do one for “The Cage.”

54. The Last Maquis - June 10, 2010

Finally good Star Trek being advertised at the Draft house……

Ixnay Mike!! Austin isn’t cool, so don’t come here…ever!!

55. GraniteTrek - June 10, 2010

Poster is great. Limiting the number of prints sucks.

56. BiggestTOSfanever - June 10, 2010

No Khan in the sequel!

57. Kaiser The Great - June 10, 2010

It’s cool looking, but as an episode poster it doesn’t really scream “Space Seed” to me. Nothing about Space Seed in particular is reflected in that poster. Yes, it has Khan, but he doesn’t look like Khan and he’s not really doing anything Khan-like. And the crew is standing around pointing underneath. Were they standing around pointing in Space Seed? Not knocking the art though, very nice.

58. Lager - June 10, 2010

I like it because it isn’t “screaming”.

59. DJ Neelix - June 10, 2010

@8. Trek Lady & 10. Polly

TREK LADY: “Are you kidding? In his prime, Shatner was gorgeous, and Nimoy was (and still is) smoking. Ask the fan-girls!”
POLLY: “Agreed!”

Sure, dream on girls! These faces have a lot more symmetry than those of the original actors. The one that has most resemblance though is Leonard Nimoy.

Although the Kirk looks like Shatner his face is still considerably more symmetrical than in real life. I’m sorry to shatter your illusions but Shatner was just a toupée-wearing, slightly chubby average-looking guy with a sleazy smirk on his face. But since he had the rank of Captain he was in a alpha male position, and we all know how that makes women completely lose judgement and sense of perspective ;-)

Also, none of them were quite as fit in real life.

Nichelle Nichols may have been beautiful, but her facial structure is/was very different compared to what’s on this poster.

Having said all this, I don’t really consider these dissimilarities to be a problem, but simply a fact.

60. FlyingWok - June 10, 2010

This poster definitely needs a second run. It’s such a lovely poster, that if I saw it earlier I would’ve bought one immediately, limited edition or not!

Hey TREKMOVIE.COM guys, maybe you could use some of your pull in the fandom to convince Alamo Drafthouse and MondoTees to do another run? If they’re worried about printing too many, one option would be to do a limited pre-order sign up thing where we put down deposits, and then they print just as many as they need once the pre-order window closes.

This will ensure that those who want the poster get it, and they don’t run a risk of overproducing the posters.

Alamo Drafthouse, MondoTees, CBS… I would REALLY REALLY REALLY like to GIVE you my MONEY for this poster. Please let me do so. :)

61. Trek Lady - June 10, 2010


Fine. You can drool over perfectly symmetrical, perfectly “fit” adaptation all you want…I’ve save my drooling for fresh and blood folks , thinning hair, chub and all. :)

And I also don’t need you to “shatter my illusions” with your “facts.” I am perfectly capable of deciding who I find attractive without you help. (And it has nothing to do with any ‘alpha male’ crap. Thanks for concluding I am a simplistic twit.)

In short, I didn’t find you sexist comments about women funny, bro.

62. MvRojo - June 10, 2010

#60. This is from Mondo’s site from last month when their Evil Dead poster sold out quickly:

“We have gained lots of new fans in the last several months and one thing we always get asked is if we will reprint. The answer is no. We are big supporters of limited editions staying limited. We will do variants and things like that, but the edition size will always be stated up front…Once the posters sell out, they are gone forever.”

63. Dr. Image - June 10, 2010

I want to see a “What Are Little Girls Made Of?’ version.
The mind reels…

64. Kaiser The Great - June 10, 2010

#60 “Gone forever” aka end up on eBay.

65. Marc - June 10, 2010

So wehn does the Spock’s Brain poster come out?

66. MvRojo - June 10, 2010

#65. Funny enough, I could see that one looking kinda cool…like a 1950s B-movie.

67. Admiral Kent - June 10, 2010

I like the poster, but it looks like Kirk’s head is in Khan’s business.

68. RM10019 - June 10, 2010

I think the supporting of the limited edition is good, if not what’s the point of limiting the edition. Of course I’m saying this because I bought two the instant I saw this on…. Thanks Anthony for all your work!

69. red dead ryan - June 10, 2010

Limited edition items are cool. I think the idea of it works. You want to own something special, something unique. You can’t get that feeling with a mass produced item. Just a few days ago, I was at my local comic shop and picked up a limited edition autographed Art Asylum “Mirror Uhura” action figure for $30. Not the same as a poster, but still pretty cool. I also own two limited edition “First Contact” Data AA figures as well as a signed TWOK Sulu one.

70. DJ Neelix - June 10, 2010

@61. Trek Lady
Sexist? Oh boy. It is just a fact, my dear. It’s hard-wired due to evolution. The same thing goes for us men to care more about good looks than women do. We are both equally superficial, though in different ways. And you can’t possibly say that Kirk isn’t a total patriarch. All throughout TOS, he treats women as if they were some kind of children.

Yes, you can drool over anyone you want… obviously. But you said “Ask the fan-girls!” and thereby implied that this was a general opinion, which I much doubt it is. Show 100 women a picture of the Shat next to the likes of Jude Law, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Grey’s Anatomy-dude, Julian McMahon, etc (well I could go on and on) and ol’ Billy wouldn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell.

But then that wasn’t really my point. My point was that they have all been given more sharper, symmetrical features than in real life. In other words, they are more mathematically beautiful on this artwork. What you prefer, is a different matter.

As for my own taste, I always fall for beautiful girls that still have some sort of “flaw”. Perfection is nice at first glance, but can be boring in the long run…

So now you know.

71. Trek Lady - June 10, 2010


“Sexist? Oh boy. It is just a fact, my dear. It’s hard-wired due to evolution.”

Yeah…just keep making excuses. It’s evolution, baby!

And I agree with your point about symmetry in the art.

Too bad you had to throw in all that other stuff.

72. DJ Neelix - June 10, 2010

71. Trek Lady

“And I agree with your point about symmetry in the art.”

Finally, we agree on something :)

“Too bad you had to throw in all that other stuff.”

Well, sorry if I’m not pc enough for you. But speaking about sexism, TOS has it all over. That really annoys the hell out of me, when it’s as its worst. I wonder if that bothers you or if you, shall I say, have turned a blind eye to this aspect? You don’t think that Kirk is condescending to women one bit? Now that’s real sexism to me, and I don’t care that it’s from the 60’s.

73. StarFuryG7 - June 10, 2010

It is a pretty cool poster, except Khan doesn’t look like Montalban.

74. Brain,Brain,WhatisBrain - June 13, 2010

Where is the “Spock’s Brain” poster? “Where is “The Way to Eden” poster?
Where is the “And the Children Shall Lead” poster?

If they can make those look cool, I will gladly buy. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.