In the quarter century that he was worked in Hollywood, his time on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and then Star Trek: Enterprise was the most fun for production artist John Eaves.
Eaves had to wait a bit before his chance to work full-time on Deep Space Nine came about. “It was 1992/1993 and I was just making the transition from the model shop to the art department when DS9 was in the works,” said Eaves. “My friend Phil Edgerly was working with production designer Herman Zimmerman on some side projects, and he set up a meeting between Herman and I. Herman had me bring in some movie miniatures and a handful of drawings from SeaQuest DSV to show him. Sadly, the art department was already full, but he told me he’d keep me in mind if anything changed and they needed somebody else”