Four new Juan Ortiz Star Trek: The Original Series Retro Art Prints have been released.
The posters are taken from: Arena, The Naked Time, A Taste of Armageddon and Spectre of the Gun.
Three of the four posters feature skulls. “I didn’t pick this month’s titles, but maybe the person that did had just celebrated Day of the Dead earlier in November,” said Ortiz. “There’s no denying that skulls make strong statements, as well as look cool, however macabre it may seem.”
Ortiz made the Gorn more realistic than the B.E.M. featured in the original episode. “Fortunately for Captain Kirk, his Gorn moved in slow motion,” said Ortiz. “My Gorn represents what he may have looked like if TOS had today’s budget and special effects technology. The inspiration came from the sword and sorcery paintings that I used to ogle over as a teen, by Frank Frazetta.”
For Spectre of the Gun, the nacelles of the USS Enterprise are guns. “My very first idea was to create a ‘wanted’ type poster, but I felt it would be a bit too cliché and not a serious depiction of that episode,” said Ortiz. “The guns make a broader and more serious statement.”
The prints, 18×24 each, sell as a set of four for $34.95. To order, head to the link located here.