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Replica maker QMx is venturing into are of cool Star Trek prints and also moving into creating items for the original series, with their announcement of a series of prints themed around TOS episodes. They have announced a new series of episode posters for TOS, revealing the first four to be released. Eventually they will release posters for all the episodes. More details below.
Original Prints for The Original Series
QMx is going back to the 1960s for inspiration on a new series of original Star Trek-themed prints. The new prints are being done by artist Juan Ortiz who was commissioned by CBS for the series. The plan is to create a retro-style art print for every episode of the original Star Trek series, including the first pilot (for a total 80). The prints will be released in sets of four over the next 20 months, with QMx having the exclusive rights in North America.
Here are the posters and official descriptions:
Episode 9: Dagger of the Mind. "The image is a stylized version of the patch worn by the doctor in the episode," says Ortiz. "I tried to give this poster an old Playbill look."
Episode 53: The Ultimate Computer. Ortiz wanted to be sure to credit not just the lead actors, but the writers and director as well. He says, "They are, after all, the creators. I’m just interpreting their words and visuals in a different format."
Episode 75: The Way to Eden. The look here is Grateful Dead-esque. "I knew that I wanted to create a black-light poster for this series, and naturally, "The Way to Eden," with its hippie theme, seemed perfect," says the artist.
Episode 28: The City on the Edge of Forever. In drawing the character Edith Keeler, Ortiz went with "a ’70s/’Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ approach." The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine was and still is a big influence in much of his work.
The sets are not being produced in chronological order. These are limited editions so there wont be any reprints.
All four prints in this first set cost $34.95 and should be available by August 13th.
You can pre-order yours at qmxonline.com