Fans of the USS Enterprise seen in the original series can now see eight shots of the classic ship inserted into scenes from the various Star Trek movies.
The photos were created by Nick Acosta, a professional illustrator and concept artist.
“I grew up with this model and it always seemed like its own heroic character in the show,” said Acosta. “So I took actual photos of the model as it is today and re-composited the photos into the Star Trek feature film shots. I think the model still holds up beautifully, especially when it is properly lit and the ship’s lights are illuminated. I did my best to replicate the proper lighting and look of the ship when I composited it into these famous Star Trek movie scenes.”
More photos can be found here, and a link to an animated Tumblr page where Acosta “show[s] the step-by-step assembly of the shots,” is also available.