You can tell how busy I’ve been lately by the fact that I nearly let the entire month slip by without sharing the latest batch of gorgeous retro Star Trek episodic posters from artist Juan Ortiz. Given all the hubbub surrounding the character of Khan in recent months, it’s only appropriate that Ortiz’s tenth installment of his ongoing quest to create a retro poster for every episode of Star Trek: The Original Series highlights the episode that first introduced us to the character. In addition to Khan’s origins in “Space Seed,” Ortiz is serving up his renderings of “The Menagerie, Part 2” (Pike and the buttheaded Talosians!), “The Empath,” and “All Our Yesterdays.”
As usual, we’re including Ortiz’s commentary from StarTrek.com with each poster, and you can find out how to order prints the artist’s posters at the bottom. Of this group I think the “Space Seed” is the most impressive, although I do really love how the poster for “The Empath” almost reminds me of a cover from the classic pulp science fiction books I spent my adolescence raiding out of my dad’s closet..