With J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness looming on the horizon, it makes a certain amount of sense to revisit the original films in the family. One way to do that is by taking a few moments out of your day to gawk at these incredible new posters by artist Matt Ferguson.
Ferguson was commissioned by the folks at Crome Yellow to create a poster for each of the six original Trek films: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
These are all pretty great, but for my money the image for Search for Spock is my favorite (though The Final Frontier is also a good time). The juxtaposition of the Enterprise crashing to Earth as the two figures stand on the bluff, with Spock’s (Leonard Nimoy) disembodied face hovering over it all, is remarkable. Ferguson says that this installment was influenced by the posters for movies like Rosemary’s Baby and Empire of the Sun.
Not only is Ferguson a badass artist, he’s also a total nerd. If you don’t believe me, check out his website and tell me that’s not some of the most beautiful geek-inspired art that you’ve ever seen. So this was more of a passion project for him than a job.
And we have less than two weeks to wait until we can finally lay eyes on Star Trek Into Darkness when the film opens on May 17.