Good Beats Evil in the Fray

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

  • Episode 8: Miri. The sad-eyed title character dominating this dark print is intended to convey a sense of melancholy. A plague in Miri's world is killing children once they reach puberty. "The tears from [Miri's] left eye were originally going to be scabs from the planet's virus," says Ortiz. "Likewise, the hair along the right creates an almost waterfall or a river-of-tears effect. I wanted Miri to be as special as Kirk thought she was, so I made her larger than life against the Enterprise."
  • Episode 33: Mirror, Mirror. Spock rocks a goatee and Kirk is a despot when a transporter malfunction sends an away team into a parallel universe where the Federation is an evil empire. Ortiz found inspiration in boxing-match flyers. "I don't usually lean toward bold colors, but this time they work to reflect the excitement that a boxing match usually evokes," comments Ortiz. "I chose the two Spocks because of the way evil Spock's iconic goatee strongly contradicts good Spock."
  • Episode 64: The Tholian Web. The artist's inspiration here are Russian film posters of the mid-1920s to early 1930s. "What I like about those posters is their mix of photos along with illustrations," remarks Ortiz. The tension of this episode in which Captain Kirk disappears into interspace during an attempt to rescue the U.S.S. Defiant is captured in black and white images. "I went with red in the title so that it would pop," says Ortiz.
  • Episode 77: The Savage Curtain. "There is that great image of [America's 16th president, Abraham] Lincoln when he appears before the Enterprise, out in space," recalls Ortiz. "I thought I would take that and tie it in with the title, turning Lincoln's visage into a huge red curtain." In this episode, Kirk and Spock are forced to fight alongside Lincoln and Surak of Vulcan by aliens who want to understand the concepts of good and evil.

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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