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New art book collects faux-retro posters for all 80 original Star Trek episodes

J.J. Abrams may have revived the Star Trek film franchise, but the posters for his two films in the series haven’t been as inventive, mostly employing stark light/dark contrast to play along with the gritty reboot trend, lacking the bright colors of previous one-sheets. Star Trek fan and graphic artist Juan Ortiz looked even further into the past, imagining if every episode of the original Star Trek series had been a film. His new book contains a retro science-fiction movie poster for all 80 episodes in the first series’ run. There’s a wide variety of graphics, tuned to the themes of each episode. “The Immunity Syndrome” gets a splatter-paint design, “Mirror Mirror” reflects Spock and his goatee-clad evil counterpart, and many owe a debt to Saul Bass—the first appearance of Khan in “Space Seed”—or science fiction paperback cover designs.


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