The big Star Trek event for Comic Con 2008 was the brand new poster (or actually 4 posters) which revealed four cast images for the first time. The poster was well received, but it was also highly stylized, saturating the Trek crew with colors from the traditional TOS uniforms (gold, red and blue). So TrekMovie decided it would be interesting to ‘reverse engineer’ the actual images from the poster as they might appear in the movie.
The following poster is a fake
Firstly it is important to note that the following image IS NOT an official poster from Paramount, and is in fact, a fake. TrekMovie’s resident artist Steve Moss took the high resolution images from the official Star Trek site and did some Photoshop magic to see what each character might look like. And here is what he came up with…
Some guesswork and some revelations
To return the characters to what they might look like, Steve based his poster on the actor’s actual skin tone and also some look back at the original characters (like for Spock’s makeup). The biggest guess work was with Eric Bana’s Nero as there is no original character and the base photo was essentially black and white, so in theory the tattoo could be just about any color, as could be his skin tone. However, some things that are revealed in TrekMovie version of the poster were not guesswork. For example, look closely at Zoe Saldana’s (Uhura’s) uniform and you should see that the weave includes a pattern of delta shield emblems. This pattern was in the original photos released by Paramount, but was just much harder to see.
Steve will also be creating ‘extended’ versions of Kirk and Spock and we may be creating some TrekMovie.com desktop wallpapers of those.
Find out more about Steve Moss at his Retrograde Imageworks website.