New Set of Star Trek Retro Posters Revealed + Designs Now Also Available On T-Shirts

The seventh set of the cool retro style posters promoting individual episodes of the original Star Trek have been revealed. The new set of four prints from Qmx includes "Amok Time," "Operation Annihilate," "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" and "Day of the Dove." And now the designs of this series of posters are available on T-Shirts as well. More info below.  



Series 7 of QMx retro prints

Here are the four new posters for the TOS epsisodes Amok Time," "Operation Annihilate," "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" and "Day of the Dove."  Below each poster is the inspiration for it via designer Juan Ortiz.

Amok Time. This is the first art print Ortiz created for the TOS series and one of his favorites. The dragon is a metaphor for "Spock’s ‘burning’ need," says the artist. He’s referring to "pon farr," the time when adult Vulcans go into heat, experience a rutting rage and risk death unless they mate with their betrothed ones. "With the red coming out of the [dragon’s] face, it looks as if he’s contemplating his destiny in the stars," adds Ortiz. The quote at the bottom from Vulcan elder T’Pau rounds out the message.

 Operation: Annihilate! "This one was inspired by crate labels for oranges," say the artist of this stark, stylized design. Captain Kirk displays grim determination with phaser in hand, as the Enterprise crew arrives on the planet Deneva and battles parasitic amoeba-like aliens that overtake the human nervous system and use excruciating pain to control their victims.

Is There in Truth No Beauty? The artist’s inspiration here came from a Birdman of Alcatraz poster by Saul Bass. Ortiz says he was aiming for a feeling of loneliness for Spock, who must mind meld with a Medusan ambassador in order to pilot the Enterprise back to its galaxy. The Medusans have great beauty of character, but their physical appearance causes humanoids to go insane. Says the artist, "The image started out as a photo of Spock from an episode. I pumped up the contrast to where it’s mostly just shapes. Then I deleted parts of added and added texture and color. I was hoping for a feeling of solitude."

Day of the Dove. This design pays homage to Saul Bass’ Spartacus poster from 1960. In this episode, a malevolent entity feeds off hatred and high emotion, and provoke conflict between a group of Klingons and Enterprise crew. "My original idea had the glowing red entity hovering above the Enterprise," says Ortiz. "But I felt that a Klingon element needed to be added." Hence, the upraised sword.
The Star Trek: The Original Series Art Prints – Set 7 consists of plated-printed lithographs on 100-pound, aqueous-coated, satin-finish paper. Each print measures 18 inches x 24 inches.

Set 7 will be available for a limited time only and retails for $34.95. They will ship in mid February. Sign up for waiting list at QMx.

Retro design T-Shirts

Designs from set 7 and previous sets are also now available on tee shirts from We Are Fine. The shirts are available in Men’s sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL for $25.

Some of the designs available at We Are Fine

Go to for the full list of Star Trek Tees.

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Some interesting designs there.

i’m going to need more wall space for all these posters, heh.
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“Is There in Truth No Beauty” is the nicest looking one of these to my eye. But “Day of the Dove” is the most evocative of the actual episode.

Operation Annihilate needs a pic of the rubber vomit monsters.
In general, though, these are fun and well done.

Well done!

These posters make me want to re-watch those episodes again!

I think I will! Right now!

I picked up the “Mirror, Mirror” tee. It looks fantastic. Highly recommend these!

Easily the best set yet!

The only one of these I like is the Day of the Dove. The rest are too interpretatively linked rather than representationally.

You fools!!!!

I want my Spocks Brain poster and shirt!!!!

What in the world is up with the “Amok Time” poster?

One of the most iconic episodes of the series … whiff. I mean, c’mon. All of the imagery in that episode (the shattered gong, the battle ring itself, Kirk’s head hanging in the ahn-woon, the Vulcan guards’ masks, the bells, the lirpas, etc., et al, ad nauseam) and they went with a … dragon? Seriously?

If the artist wanted to convey the “burning” of pon farr, why not have the cracked gong on one side with smoke rising from the fire pit? Oh, and give the stylized head in the smoke pointed ears so it looks like an actual Vulcan.

To No. 5… Agreed, but I thought they were flying flapjacks. :)

Not really sure about the “Amok Time” poster. It’s a long time since I’ve seen the episode (really, all that stands out is the killer soundtrack), but the dragon? Love the abstraction of the Enterprise, however. For me, the best of the bunch is the Day of the Dove poster. I’d buy that, if I wasn’t broke. You can somehow tell the sword-wielding hand is Klingon without there being any major references beyond the oranged skin and the cut of the sleeve.

Day of the Dove – one of TOS’ best episodes. I enjoy the design as well. Nicely done.

First let me say I appreciate your work. Unfortunately like so many modern interpreters of The Original Series I think you’re missing the teamwork element in your portrayal. True, Kirk was often heroic (the lone hero is a popular meme in our current culture), but it usually took a significant part of the crew to make it all happen on each mission. I think you should show more teamwork and interpersonal communication in your designs if you want to honor the spirit of TOS.

The only good thing in the ‘Amok Time’-Poster is the quote, really iconic. The rest of it is very much beside any interesting point of which the episode is so rich. Cut away title and names and no trek relation of any kind is left.

The figure in the ‘Amok Time’ poster looks a little like Bizarro from “Superman: The Animated Series” — or maybe a little like the Capellans from TOS: Friday’s Child.

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