There are many ways to express your love for Star Trek, but one of the most profound is to actually ink Star Trek onto your body. Over the last few days some Trek fans have been sending in photos of their Star Trek tattoos via Twitter. Check out some epic Trek ink below. [UPDATED with more tats]
Veteran Star Trek visual effects artist Dan Curry is the subject of a new interview focusing on his job with the NBC spy show Chuck, but he also ventures into his time with Star Trek, including discussing how he came up with the icon Klingon Bat’leth. .
Artist John Martz, previously featured on TrekMovie, has created a cool new poster of his 8-bit Star Trek characters. The limited edition print goes on sale next week, but if you can name all 235 characters in it you can get a chance to win one. Details below.
It is time for a quick update on some Star Trek stuff. First off Mondo has a cool new poster coming out tomorrow. Plus Paramount Home Video has a new Star Trek movie two-pack, The Kirk and Spock Bathrobes have come to the USA, Star Trek Magazine is going global, and the new Enterprise model has been canned. Get all the latest merch news below.
Often the most popular Star Trek book covers are those for the long-running Vanguard series, set on the 23rd century Starbase 47 (aka Vanguard). Today we have the cover for the next entry, "Star Trek Vanguard – Declassified".
Tomorrow Alamo Theater/Mondo Tees are releasing their fourth limited edition Star Trek poster. This time they have a retro future vision poster for the original Star Trek episode "Journey To Babel". The poster goes on sale tomorrow, check it out below.
Abrams Books (no relation to Star Trek’s JJ Abrams) has released a great new Star Trek coffee table book, "Star Trek: The Original Series 365". The book features 365 photo spreads, including many rare or never-seen-before images, along with text by Paula M. Block with Terry J. Erdmann. TrekMovie provides this review of the photos, text, and design of this latest in Trek’s long history of coffee table tomes.
Earlier this month TrekMovie first reported the next poster in the popular Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo series of Star Trek limited editions would be The Borg Queen. Today Mondo is showing off a much better version of that image, and they have announced it will go on sale on September 2nd.
Back when it was introduced in January, TrekMovie and others noted the similarities of Apple’s new iPad tablet and the Star Trek PADD touchscreen devices. Now Star Trek designers Mike & Denise Okuda as well as Doug Drexler are talking about the iPad/PADD connection, excerpts below.
The yearly Star Trek Ships of the Line calendar edited by Trek veteran designer Doug Drexler is a big fan favorite. And today Doug has posted a new video blog about Star Trek, including a series of animations from the ship on the 2011 Ships of the Line Calendar..
Last month the Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo released the first of their limited edition Star Trek posters for "Space Seed". That poster sold out in just hours. Tomorrow they will be putting their second poster in the ‘Trek episodes envisioned as movie posters’ series, this time taking on "The Trouble With Tribbles". Check it out and get more details below
2011 may seem a long way away, but the Star Trek: Ships of the Line: 2011 Wall Calendar has just been released, and it is yet another great collection of starship porn for Trekkies. We have some high res images below of the front and back covers plus a couple of interior pages, including the "centerfold"…hubba hubba.
Is the Earth in peril of being taken over by Star Trek’s Klingon Empire? Well if you are to believe the carvings on a meteorite found on a mountain bike trail in Scotland, our planet has been claimed for the Empire and the invasion will start soon.
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.
Today Quantum Mechanix has announced their first set of lithographs prints from the recent Star Trek movie. The first set of four prints will be based on early poster design concepts, as seen in the recent "Star Trek: The Art of the Film" book. The posters are available to buy now and will also be available at San Diego Comic Con. More details and images below.
The Alamo Drafthouse Theaters in Austin Texas have commissioned a series of limited movie poster style prints based on episodes from Star Trek. The first one available is for "Space Seed", and it is pretty cool. It goes on sale today. More info below.
The new year always starts in the summer with the release of the Star Trek calendars, two of which come out next month from Pocket Books and Andrews McMeel Publishing. Today we have an exclusive first look at the 2011 Star Trek calendar, featuring images of the original series. Plus Doug Drexler has revealed another image from the 2011 Star Trek Ships of the Line calendar.
Back in 2008 we reported on an exhibition in New York from artist Devorah Sperber called "Mirror Universe" with a collection of Star Trek themed art. It appears that much of this art was purchased by Microsoft, who have it displayed on their campus in Washington. See pictures and video of the display below.
As reported earlier, in September the Haynes Guide people are going to be releasing their ‘manual’ to the USS Enterprise. Some new illustrations from the book are now available revealing that the guide will cover more than just the ships, but also the contents of those ships. Check out the images below.
The 2011 Star Trek: Ships of the Line Wall Calendar comes out in July, and editor Doug Drexler has just offered a couple more peeks at the coolness within. He is showing off the design diagram for the ‘NX-01.5’ refit, and a new Romulan ship from Andy Probert. Check them out below.
The Collective is back with a report and review of a new Star Trek licensee, Sticker You, who offer affordable web-customizable sheets of Star Trek stickers. Find out how you can roll your own stickers below.
For the last decade or so, one of the most anticipated Trek products each year is the Ships of the Line calendar, featuring work from veteran Trek artists, wrangled by Doug Drexler. Last week Doug put up a sneak peak of a special bonus centerfold for this year’s calendar, featuring a tech manual style -look at a couple of the ships in the calendar including a ‘refit’ of the NX-01 from Enterprise, which bridges the gap towards a TOS style.
Yesterday the Art Director’s Guild nominated Scott Chambliss for his work on the 2009 Star Trek movie. Scott has sent us a brief statement about his nomination, plus we share some cool behind the scenes photos of some of the sets from Star Trek.
Fans have been waiting for non fiction ‘making of’ books about 2009’s Star Trek. In fact, it has been almost ten years since a Star Trek film had a dedicated behind the scenes tome, yet the good news is on November 17th, the same day as the release of the 2009 Star Trek DVDs, Titan Publishers are making available "Star Trek: The Art of the Film" by Mark Cotta Vaz. TrekMovie has this early review of new coffee-table book.
For 2010 Pocket Books and Andrews McMeel Publishing have three Star Trek wall calendars, all of which are available now. You can spend the year with the original crew, the new movie crew, or ships of the line. Find out more in our review below.
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]
Two weeks ago the Art Directors Guild held an event in Hollywood celebrating the designs of Star Trek from The Original Series to the new JJ Abrams movie. On hand were production designers from Trek’s history. We previously reported with some pictures and quotes, but now video from the entire event is available online. See below for a breakdown and links to each part of the event.
Sunday night at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the Art Director’s Guild held a special event honoring the design of Star Trek. On hand was a panel of distinguished designers, including Scott Chambliss and Herman Zimmerman, sharing their thoughts and memories with the capacity crowd. Video will be made available next month, but we have photos and a report with some interesting comments below.
Scott Chambliss had worked with JJ Abrams for years, including on Alias and Mission: Impossible: III, but redesigning the Star Trek universe was probably his most ambitious undertaking. In an exclusive interview with TrekMovie, the production designer talks about the challenges of taking on Trek, fan feedback, and also what we can look forward to in the upcoming Art of Star Trek book.
Later this month The Art Directors Guild will be honoring the designers of the final frontier at their "Star Trek: 45: Years of Designing the Future" event in Hollywood. On hand will be veterans of Trek design including Herman Zimmerman as well as Star Trek 2009’s Scott Chambliss. They will be showing clips as well as the Director’s Edition of ST: The Motion Picture. Our friend Daren Dochterman will be moderating the panel.