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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 eighth set of Star Trek: The Original Series Art Prints, which includes:

  • Episode 46: A Piece of the Action. For this episode on planet Sigma Iotia II, whose culture is modeled on 1920s Earth gangsters, Ortiz depicts a one-eyed extraterrestrial cradling a Tommy gun. "I reimagined the Iotians as shape-shifters," says the artist. "The phaser-Tommy gun melds the two eras together."
  • Episode 52: The Omega Glory. Ortiz says, "This is one of maybe two [chances] where I paid homage to the red shirts." He finally got his opportunity with this episode in which the crew of the U.S.S. Exeter is wiped out, and the ship's surviving captain violates the prime directive by interfering in a war on Omega IV. Ortiz added the American flag as a shout-out to the U.S. Constitution, which comes into play.
  • Episode 54: Bread and Circuses. Kirk, Spock and McCoy are captured on a planet whose oppressive government is a 20th-century version of Earth's Roman Empire. Here, Ortiz has fashioned the Enterprise's saucer into a gladiator's shield. The art print's text is neatly aligned on all four sides. Says the artist, "The stacking was meant to evoke a Roman column without actually illustrating one."
  • Episode 63: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky. His romance with a priestess from the asteroid Yonada puts a black-and-white McCoy smack in the center of this rainbow-colored design. "This is the type of poster that maybe would have been found in an issue of Dynamite [a monthly children's] magazine back in the mid-'70s," says Ortiz. "It has a nostalgic warmth to me."

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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