Trek Art: Crew of the USS Enterprise in Pixels

The images of the day are in amazing 8-bit resolution with some pixel art of our favorite Star Trek characters from the original Star Trek series and the Next Generation. Check em out the pixelated crews of the Starship Enterprise below.


8 – bit Trek

The following images were made by cartoonist (and nerd) John Martz who writes in a new blog post that he has been practicing doing simple pixel art and since there has been a lot of Star Trek playing at his house lately, he chose the crews of the USS Enterprise as his subjects.

John has done the original Star Trek crew in their original and movie era costumes.

(c) John Martz

And he has done one more Kirk for fun (can you name the episode?)

(c) John Martz

John has also taken on the Next Generation crew in pixels.

(c) John Martz

Martz notes he is a ‘completist’ and so he expects to finish out with the other Trek crews as well.

More about John and his comics at

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July 15, 2010 5:53 pm

What are little girls made of…the penis rock, lol

July 15, 2010 5:54 pm

Fascinating how they are all recognizable despite the low resolution.

July 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Based on the title, the last star trek we have seen in pixels is the movie that came out last :)

July 15, 2010 6:10 pm

I call shenanigans! Where’s Scotty’s missing finger?! lol!

These are great. i actually made some very similar for my computer theme some years ago. I even made a little turbolift icon for when the computer was thinking. A little Kirk got in, the doors closed, and it lowered.

Captain Carrot River
July 15, 2010 6:12 pm

“what are little girls are made of?”

Hat Rick
July 15, 2010 6:12 pm

I love these representations of some of our favorite starship people.

Trek fans are so creative, it just makes me happy to think about it!

July 15, 2010 6:13 pm

The extra Kirk is from “Dagger of the Mind”

Captain Carrot River
July 15, 2010 6:13 pm

*”what are little girls made of?” is the name of the extra Kirk pixture

July 15, 2010 6:14 pm

This makes me nostalgic for old computer games such as Star Trek: 25th Anniversary. But I think this artwork is even lower resolution. The artist skillfully reduced the characters to their essentials.

Dave B
July 15, 2010 6:21 pm

“I call shenanigans! Where’s Scotty’s missing finger?!”


July 15, 2010 6:29 pm

Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and Trek09 please.

July 15, 2010 7:15 pm


July 15, 2010 7:56 pm

(Raises hand) Shat “singing” Rocket Man at the casino in the original version of “Leisure Suit Larry and the Land of the Lounge Lizards!” I recognize the detail level!


Never mind

July 15, 2010 8:17 pm

Penis rock. Wasn’t that an afterschool special?

Totally cool.

Captain Conrad
July 15, 2010 9:40 pm

Not bad

July 16, 2010 2:45 am

@10: LOL!!

These are awesome! Eagerly awating the other series’ renditions now :)

July 16, 2010 5:01 am

I wanna see me in pixels!

July 16, 2010 6:24 am

These remind me of Star Trek 25th Anniversary on Nintendo and Star Trek TNG on Sega Genesis….god I loved those games!!

July 16, 2010 7:26 am

Good job, reminds me of my work on the old Commodore 64, designing games!

July 16, 2010 8:16 am

Loves me the Penis Rock!

Lt. Bailey
July 16, 2010 8:39 am

This takes me back to the 70’s with my Atari game consule. I still have that along with a bunch of games cartridges (about the size of an old 8 track tape) that has been in the closet for years. But those were some fun games. I just may have tro seen if that thing still works.

To think that was cutting edge & high tech stuff back then….

Hat Rick
July 16, 2010 10:06 am

That last Kirk… I prefer to think that he’s holding some kind of funky musical instrument.

Make music, not … um, weird rock shapes.

July 16, 2010 11:23 am is the best website in the Universe.
That said, I really don’t understand why the GREAT Trekmovie staff cannot run a spell check before his postings. I mean, “Starship Ennterprise”???
Come on.

July 16, 2010 11:59 am

These are really good – the Beverly Crusher is startling.

July 16, 2010 1:27 pm

These are fantastic!

July 16, 2010 2:07 pm

Eeek! Little Computer People have taken over the Enterprise!!

July 16, 2010 3:53 pm

What are Little Girls Made of: Kirk’s about to bean Ruk with a stalactite!

July 16, 2010 6:09 pm

Whoa! Reminds me of the early Space Quest adventure games from Sierra software in 80’s. Those games were sweet. :)

– 24th CRS!

Do You Wanna Dance
July 16, 2010 8:53 pm

I got everyone, but I couldn’t figure out who was to the right of Picard until I pulled up an old photo of the crew and remembered Tasha.

July 17, 2010 9:40 am

Are these licensed under Creative Commons? Because I’d love to see these show up in a web game sometime.

April 6, 2011 6:18 pm

Managed to get 274 off the top of my head – now that’s a damning statement about how much Trek I watch… ;)