Monday, May 4, 2009

Mike Minor: Illustrating The Future

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1979 was a very exciting year for me and many other Trekkers, with the new movie finally in production. This Starlog cover was the first to feature the new movie, and as the final months crept by it was gratifying to learn that one of the designers on the new film had a history with the TV show as well.


Jay said...

I remember that issue and that article, primarily because it was the first time I had seen that amazing production artwork.

CMX said...

Mike Minor was a genius. A good friend of mine knew him, and was devastated by his passing.

Scott Gammans said...

Not only do I remember that article, I still HAVE that article (and the rest of that issue)... it's one of my prized possessions.

It's a pity we never got to see that 1977 TV series engineering set. I hope that the Star Trek: Phase II crew is able to figure out a way to do this with the CGI F/X capabilities now within reach of mere mortals.