Exclusive: Preview of ‘Star Trek: The Art of The Film’ [UPDATED]

Next week, timed for the same day as Star Trek on home video, is the release of  "Star Trek: The Art of the Film", a coffee table book full of photos and sketches from the artists who worked on the new Star Trek movie. Today TrekMovie has an exclusive peek at a couple pages from the "Aliens" chapter, check it out below. [UPDATED: Links to more preview images]


Preview: Star Trek: The Art of the Film
The hardcover "Star Trek: The Art of the Film" book comes out on November 17th and is chock full of artwork from all aspects of the new Star Trek movie, from sets, ships, costumes, and even make-up. The book is written by veteran art book wrtier Mark Cotta Vas and has a forward by director JJ Abrams.

Star Trek art book

Today TrekMovie has an exclusive look at just a tiny sample of the type of artwork you will see in the book. Titan Books has given us a two page spread of alien designs by Neville Page, plus some close-ups on some of the alien sketches.

2-page spread from book



"Star Trek: The Art of the Movie" is released next Wednesday, November 17th. You can preorder "Star Trek: The Art of the Film" at Amazon.com now.  TrekMovie will have an early review.

UPDATE: More previews
Titan has provided preview images to a number of other sites, here is the full list.

io9 also has a preview of the book, with some alternate interiors and more. Check it out.

MTV also has a preview of some of the monster sketches. Check it out.

Wired has a look at some sketches of The Enterprise and Klingon ships. Check it out.


AICN has some artwork from Rura Penthe and posters. Check it out.

SciFiWire has a look at Romulan interior artwork. Check it out.

IGN has some Narada artwork. Check it out.


Images from Star Trek: The Art of the Film. Out November 17th from Titan Books

Copyright line: ‘STAR TREK: THE ART OF THE FILM. © 2009 Paramount Pictures Corporation. ® and © 2009 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. Titan authorized user. All Rights Reserved.’

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This looks awesome!

Hey, that last fishy alien looks like Flotter from that Voyager episode with Niomi Wildman :)

love that aqua-men looking thing :)


The guy with the eye-flaps looks a bit Talaxian.

Some of those aliens look more like they belong in star wars, but its still a cool change from the norm.

Is that the salt vampire from the TOS episode the first mask in the second photo?

Minor typo: November 17th is a Tuesday, Wednesday is the 18th.

Saw some other shots from the book elsewhere. It all looks good. Me likey. Me wanty.

I just pre-ordered my copy from Amazon. These drawings are amazing!

Neat, but I was hoping for stuff more related to ships and sets. Oh well, I can wait until the book comes out. :)

Looove concept art! Can’t wait to grab this!

Dont like any of the aliens its all bin done before

Great book love the photos concepts I see a lot of art drawings by fans and filmakres. It would be great to have them all together in one place! I’m. Calling amazon now!

I wish they had spent more money on the script instead of all these aliens.

This is my kind of book! I could read any book about the inner workings of Star Trek.

I’d like to see more action shots of the Enterprise in the next movie.

I already have this book since end of october. It is already released in the UK.

Ah… the enterpriseeee

Nice art work from Star Wars….

I guess the idea of aliens is universal.

Love the diversity away from bumpy foreheadof the week… but I would like to see some of the traditional “strange” aliens… Gorn, Salt Vampire, Horta, etc.

I got this about a month ago – really stunning book, love the art for this film – everyone seems on top of their game.

8 more days to bluray release. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I ordered my copy last week.

I see that Rygel and D’Argo from Farscape made it to the Trek multiverse…

Awesome. Here’s what I want from this book – more shots the the uniform badges and especially images of all the other starship designs in the film – the other ones seen in Spacedock as they leave for Vulcan.

“Sixer” is COOL!!!! Now, THAT’s the kind of aliens i’d like to more of in Trek!
The green headed alien looks cool too!

Rubber foreheads? We don’t need no stinkin’ rubber foreheads!

Those aliens look amazing! I really hope more of them show up — prominently –in the sequel.

The klingon ships at the Wired link looks awesome, too.
This book is a thing I must have.

The center alien in the colored panels looks like Pan’s Labyrinth a bit…

for the critics of the ice monster (being “so-not-trek”)

“When Abrams requested a monstrous, red-skinned behemoth with a “disgusting mouth,” creature creator Neville Page took inspiration from a medical condition known as “rectal prolapse” and came up with his version of the Hengrauggi. The beast, aka Big Red, menaced Kirk (played by Chris Pine) on Delta Vega.”

check the beast: its TAS. nice recon, jj.

btw: “prolapse” is an excellent scottish band, or was.

MUST have book!!
That poster remains my all-time favorite.

The Salt Vampire was suppose to be the last of her kind in the old TOS episoide. I doubt we would see one appear in a Trek movie.

Well, the movie takes place a few years before “The Man Trap.” So…

Anyway, it’s past time for some “not so Trek” aliens in Star Trek.

Aa, I still think the new nacelles are too close together. The TMP Enterprise in the drawings above is hard to improve upon. Even with the red markings, she shines through.

The Enterprise never looked better than in TMP. Dykstra and Trumbull were the only ones who ever lit the ship properly. They made the common sense observation that, in the infinite blackness of space, there would be no light source to illuminate the Enterprise, so she would have to have her own lights. That she would look like an ocean liner at sea at night. Just so.

Cool stuff! Can’t believe they didn’t do some Borg concept art just for fun! (even though it wouldn’t make the cut!)

@34: Maybe there’s some concept art for the Narada. One lives in hope…

Was the guy siting in between Uhura and Kirk in the bar supposed to Remind you of Morn because He did too me?

The Motionless Picture suffered from too much love for the Enterprise though. The beauty shots of it flying in space took forever. I wonder sometimes if they didn’t have a script that looked like this:


The Enterprise approaches V’Ger.

And approaches.

And approaches.

And approaches.


Did any of these aliens (other than the predator on Delta Vega) even show up in the film?

Thanks to the publisher, we’re giving away two copies of this book next week, one with a Blu-ray copy of the film. We’ll be running the giveaway through Twitter.

@ 38

Seriously! The only prominent alien we saw was scotty’s little pet goblin.

all that art work for nothing or background appearances so minor that nobody can notice

I live in the UK and i was lucky enough to pick this up 3 weeks ago at Forbidden Planet. Well worth the money and higly recommended. Also look at the notes on the back page. It clears up once and for all how big the new Enterprise is :-)

Want! Now! *goes to Amazon*

40. Spectre_7

I love that goblin! Long may it stay on the Enterprise!

ohno Richyg! Do you mean that there would be no more discussing over how big the jjprise is? What we do with all the empty space and extra time here if that happened? Move on to another controversial topic maybe, like what was the combination to Captain Kirks safe in his crew quarters in tos episode 57?haha?

I’d love to see some artwork regarding the other federation ships in the film. The Farragut, Vader etc. For me it was a big thrill to see some different ship classes in the movie, I am just hoping that we can see a few more in the next film. . . . Also fish-alien thingy looks cool.

Living in the UK. I got this book a couple of weeks ago. It’s a great collectors item.

shouldn’t the title read Star Trek: The Fart of a Film?
Oh well…………….

#36 I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that. All they needed was a Federation Information Delivery Man who had an opinion about everything sitting next to him.

Finally we’ve moved beyond bumpy-headed alien designs. It’s about time!

@49 TOS didn’t go with that crap either. What the hell weren’t they using Andorians, Tellarites, Little Copper Dudes, Klingons, Gorn, Tholians, Dr. Sevrin’s people, nearly-naked-women with impossibly-constructed Theiss-inspired clothing, Orion women, and other perfection non bumpy-headed alien designs that actually belong in Star Trek.

This stuff is, I’m sorry, shit that looks like Star Wars.