To Boldly Go Where No Artist Has Gone Before: The Enterprise Project
You'd have to be living on another planet not to know that the New Star Trek Movie is opening on May 8th (actually, 7pm on May 7th now). In conjunction with the upcoming release, various graffiti, FX and pop artists from all over the world have designed their interpretations of the USS Enterprise on 34 inch replicas cast from the actual 3D models made for the film by Industrial Light and Magic. Currently only 17 of the 25 models are available for viewing (but I managed to find one more).
First a little (very little) USS Starship Enterprise visual history.
The very first one that appeared on the original tv series:
and the USS Enterprise created by Ryan Church for the J.J. Abrams' film:
Bonus link: a bunch of cool CGI renderings of potential USS Enterprise Starships that were submitted for consideration for the new movie can be found here.
above: see a slide show of the new enterprise by Quantum Mechanix here
The Enterprise Project:
The 18 models shown here have begun touring the world. They can be found in the various locations as indicated on the images (which can easily be read when clicked upon and enlarged). Please be patient for the photos to load and be sure to enlarge them to see the details.
FX Company/Quantum Mechanix:
Harry Knowles (aintitcoolnews):
above: currently on display in the lobby of Alamo Drafthouse South in Austin, USA
this one image (#7) is courtesy of ToysREvil blog
Jesus Diaz :
Will Lemon III:
Jeremy and Claire Weiss:
Official Star Trek Movie site
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