Of Monsters, Madmen & Time Warps

We've taken the voyages of the starship Enterprise one adventure further with a series of original movie-style art print sets commemorating every episode of Star Trek, the iconic American television series that aired from 1966 to 1969.

The Original Series has become a cult classic, and its leading-edge plot lines and mores have influenced many science-fiction TV shows and movies that have followed.

Designer/illustrator Juan Ortiz talks about the inspiration for our twelfth set of Star Trek: The Original Series Art Prints, which includes:

  • Episode 19: Tomorrow Is Yesterday. Here a time warp throws the Enterprise back to the 20th century, forcing the crew to act strategically so as not to alter history. Ortiz designed his art print like a magazine cover. Says the artist, "It was fun to imagine myself back in 1967 designing a magazine cover with the term 'Trekkies' on it. Trekkies were new back then, so it was nice to finally include them in this [print] set."
  • Episode 25: The Devil in the Dark. While investigating reports of a monster that is destroying equipment and killing workers in the mining tunnels of Janus VI, Captain Kirk and his crew discover their foe to be an intelligent creature called a Horta. It turns out that the large, rock-like creature is only trying to protect its offspring. Ortiz chose not to depict the Horta. Instead, he shows one of the Horta's victims. "The smoldering imprint of a man left on the ground made for a powerful image. It's reminiscent of the shadows left behind by the bombs dropped on Japan," comments Ortiz.
  • Episode 69: Whom Gods Destroy. A delusional, seductive female Orion slave is the centerpiece for this art print. Unfortunately, she's eventually blown to bits by her lover, a former starship captain who's at a facility for the criminally insane. Ortiz says he was inspired by James Bond in this design.
  • Episode 73: The Lights of Zetar. When brightly colored, non-corporeal entities threaten to overtake the body of a lieutenant on her way to Memory Alpha, the central library for the United Federation of Planets, Captain Kirk and crew fight to save her. Notes Ortiz, "It wasn't until I got to the last scene of the episode that I was able to form an idea for this poster. Once I had it, I had to make sure that the colors didn't mimic my Trouble with Tribbles poster. The idea for a spotlight effect derived from it looking a bit flat. The spotlight and the tiny Enterprise above help add some depth to it."

The set and all others in the series will be available for a limited time only. None will be repeated or reprinted after they're gone.

Star Trek fans rejoice! Your favorite episodes are here – or soon to come.

 

Specifications

Size

18 in wide x 24 in high

45.72 cm wide x 60.96 cm high

Material

100-lb, satin-finish paper.

 

TOS Prints Series

Recalling the style of 1960s-era movie posters, pulp novel covers, comic books and advertisements, these Star Trek art prints are the work of artist Juan Ortiz, who was commissioned by CBS.

Ortiz created an original retro-style art print for every episode of the original television series, including the first pilot – 80 in all.

As CBS's exclusive partner for North America, QMx will reproduce the art prints and release them in sets of four over the months ahead.

  • The art prints are not in chronological order.
  • Once an episode has been made available in a set, it will not be repeated or reprinted.
  • Sets will be available for a limited time.

Collect sets with your favorite episodes. And remember, they also make great gifts for your favorite Star Trek fan.

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