Step aboard for the latest Starship Enterprise voyage with Juan Ortiz’s original movie-style art prints that commemorate individual episodes of Star Trek, the iconic American television series.
The Original Series that aired from 1966 to 1969 has become a cult classic that has influenced the science fiction genre following it.
Artist Juan Ortiz’s latest quartet of Star Trek: The Original Series Art Prints includes titles: “The Menagerie: Part 1,” “Assignment: Earth,” “Spock’s Brain” and “Requiem for Methuselah.” Ortiz shares a bit about his inspiration for each print.
Season 1 Episode 11 & 12: The Menagerie: ORTIZ: I wanted something bold yet recognizable. Capt. Pike in his chair is well known to fans and it's an image that evokes a sense of sadness and horror.
Season 2: Episode 26: The “Assignment: Earth” ORTIZ: It started out actually as an old 40's serial poster. The serials had posters with the chapter or episode numbers on them. It ended up having more of a 70's punk band feel, with the lack of background color and collage elements.
Season 3 Episode 1: Spock’s Brain ORTIZ: I wanted an explosion of Spock's thoughts and knowledge. So it had to be big in order to convey that. The idea came from watching hours of Monty Python's Flying Circus, as a kid.
Season 3 Episode 19: Requiem for Methuselah ORTIZ: Flint is 6,000 years old, but appears around 60 to us. The actor playing him was anything but god-like, but did look around 60. I wanted to convey his confidence and strength in his stance and his stare. A cartoon or animated pose was a good way to express those features.
The Star Trek: The Original Series Art Prints - Set 10 consists of plated-printed lithographs on 100-pound, aqueous-coated, satin-finish paper. Each print measures 18 inches x 24 inches.
The set and all others in this series will be available for a limited time only. None will be repeated or reprinted after they're gone.