Very Smart Aliens & Rapid Aging

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

  • Episode 26: Errand of Mercy. With war brewing between the Klingon Empire and the Federation, Kirk and Spock attempt to prevent the seemingly primitive natives of Organia from becoming collateral damage. Ortiz took the symbol of the Terran Empire, the repressive interstellar government from the mirror universe, and made the hilt of the sword into a Klingon D7 battle cruiser.
  • Episode 32: The Changeling. In this episode, the Enterprise must defend itself and Malurian system against a damaged, intelligent space probe that is seeking out and destroying anything it deems to be imperfect. Ortiz stylized the probe, called Nomad. He says, "I wanted Nomad to take on a more human-like form. The antennas here work as arms, while his body is removed sot that I could add speed lines. It gave me a sort of 'super-villain' feel to it, so I added the copy."
  • Episode 41: The Deadly Years. Here, Ortiz shows Death looming over the Enterprise, as senior officers of the Enterprise race against accelerated aging caused by radiation exposure on Gamma Hydra IV.
  • Episode 49: Return to Tomorrow. "I always wanted to try placing an eye within the Enterprise hull simply as a design element," says Ortiz. He got his chance with this episode on a distant, long-dead world, survivors of an ancient race existing only as pure energy "borrow" the bodies of Captain Kirk, First Officer Spock and astro-biologist Ann Mulhall with disastrous consequences. The artist says he turned to Russian-style posters for inspiration in this design.

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.




18 in wide x 24 in high

45.72 cm wide x 60.96 cm high


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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