Oct. 02, 2013 | 5:00 a.m.
Illustrator and “Star Trek” mega-fan Juan Ortiz is taking his love of the Gene Roddenberry series to new frontiers. The artist has created a retro-style poster for each of the 79 episodes and first pilot of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” collected in “Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz” from Titan. Ortiz has been revealing four posters per month since August last year, and Hero Complex readers get a first look at two of October’s posters. Ortiz created images for Episode 6, “Mudd’s Women,” and Episode 76, “The Cloud Minders.” “Mudd’s Women,” written by Stephen Kandel based on a story by Gene Roddenberry, aired in 1966. The episode introduced con man Harcourt Fenton Mudd, who is trafficking in mail-order brides. Ortiz’s poster features stockinged legs, red high heels and a lipstick kiss mark. “The Cloud Minders,” written by Margaret […]
Sept. 01, 2013 | 9:00 a.m.
Artist, illustrator and avid “Star Trek” enthusiast Juan Ortiz has channeled his love for Gene Roddenberry’s brainchild in a unique, inspiring way, creating beautiful retro-inspired images for each of the 79 episodes from the 1960s series and the original pilot. A new book, “Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz” (Titan), out Tuesday, collects his work. Hero Complex readers can check out a selection of his handiwork in the gallery above. We also asked him to describe the images and to share his thoughts on the selection of episodes that inspired him — his comments follow. “The Mark of Gideon”: “It was an interesting episode, but I was left confounded at the end. The overpopulation could have been solved by removing a part of the population to an off-world colony.” “Wink of an Eye”: “The shadowy figure is actually a […]