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 […]