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Star Trek The Original Series by dusty-abell Star Trek The Original Series by dusty-abell
This piece is for all the Original Star Trek fans out there like me...... I've been working on this for a while now and I'm happy to finally get to share it with people. Definitely a labor of love this one and SO much fun to do at the same time. I was trying to think about the first time I could recall seeing the show when I was little and my best guess is it had to have been before I was 4 years old in 1973, because I distinctly remember being aware of the show before the animated series debuted in September of 73'. The series was probably more responsible than anything else in sparking my love of sci-fi and fantasy and i'll always be grateful that I grew up during its initial run in syndication. The trinity of Kirk/Spock/McCoy were the backbone and soul of the show for me. Individually they represented three distinct qualities whose interplay made for fascinating viewing..........Kirk the ethical leader, Spock the logical sounding board and McCoy the emotional confidant. The stories, both serious and whimsical captivated me, the production wowed me and the acting was always entertaining. I've included at least one, sometimes more, character, entity, starship or structure from every episode of the original series, 80 in all including the pilot, in this piece. I hope Trek fans enjoy this as much as I did making it, I'm pretty proud of it.

You just have to click on the "DOWNLOAD" button to the right to really see the detail in the please, HIT THAT BUTTON!

There is a key to everything in the poster here- [link]

Close up shots of characters farther in the background can be seen closer up here-

In case you haven't been to my site before, I also did a Sci-Fi & Superheroes in the 70's piece you may have seen a few years back, you can find that one here-

Big ups to David Metlesits :iconthefirstfleet: whose Starfleet Headquaters wowed me when I first saw it on his site, it's a ship that never made it into the show, but it was included in Franz Josephs' Star Fleet Technical Manual back in 1975, he modeled it up awesomly and I had to include a version of it in my Star Trek homage!

I could not have gotten all the details right the way I think I have if it hadnot been for the INVALUABLE image resources available at, the site is a Trek fans dream come true. [link]

Please leave comments, I do enjoy reading them, cause lord knows its going to be awhile before I manage to submit other piece like this anytime soon...........

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AlienFromAfar Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Hey, congratulations!…
Hognatius Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Phenomenal!Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
WOW! I found Roger Carmel!
Rikalonus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
This is absolutely amazing.  I love it.  Such detail.  I love your explanation.  I too was 4 years old in 1973.  My dad would watch Star Trek and I remember sitting there, like you mesmerized by it.  I loved everything about space because of Star Trek's inspiration.  I love all the work in your gallery as I watched all those same shows growing up that you must have.  It was a joy to go through your gallery.  Any chance you are available for hire.  I'd love an artist who loves classic science fiction to help me develop six characters for a piece of fiction.
kb7rky Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Wow...I consider myself to be a HUGE Trek Fan, but you, sir, have taken the tranya!

Very well done!
TimeCapsuleStudios Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*starts humming theme song as I slowly scroll up the picture*
Ataska Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Awesome Clap 
MordoMorbius Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
This is just FANTASTIC!!
Mair815 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
this is simply FABULOUS!!!!
3ill Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
I could stare at this for hours. Thank you.
DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I dare to say it:
oggiegonz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Absolutely fantastic.....I just love your work!
mushisan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Joel-the-Artist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly epic. Thanks for sharing this!
TiffanyPark Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Is this available for purchase as a print?  It's amazing.
TrekkieForever Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
This is awesome! You did such a great job on this!
timelord2112 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Wow simply amazing...!! I'm probably just dumb but where can I go to buy this? I would love to hang this in my living room!!
AD42 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
This makes me so happy
Seanguy4 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Excellent work! :la: :clap:
retroreloads Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding work!!
kevmann Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic work, so  many great memories. Thanks for sharing it.
Nursedarry Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Cannot believe I've not seen this till now. I guessed them all except the Starfleet Headquarters, which I probably still should have known. Bad me. And I love they're all standing on the Gamesters' tiles. 

This is amazing and I'll be staring at it for ages. Thank you for such a lovely gift to the fandom!
Marissas-Magic-World Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just perfect!
Zeragii Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow! I spent, like, hours gazing at this! You can very distinctly tell who is who! Awesome!
ShinGallon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
My's glorious. Everything about this is amazing, well done!
MarcheseMadness Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
amazing pure awesome
Conuiron Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My God Jim! very nice.
LakuSan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
DaveMilburn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This could well be the best thing I have seen on DeviantArt! I absolute LOVE THIS!!!
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Edited Feb 20, 2015
Very cool.  This is the first ST pic that I've faved on DA, and I'm a massive TOS fan from way back when.

This is truly a great tribute.  Great work.
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015   Filmographer
Sweet.....glad ya liked it!
Camberf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Truly amazing. I'm watching TOS now, and I keep coming back to this to find what character or object from each episode you put in. It'd be great if you could make one for TNG, though that would have to be about twice as large and take quite a lot longer, so I won't hold my breath.

Have you considered making this available as a purchasable poster anywhere?
jonathan23187 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Epic Star Trek Poster
gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can say is wow, but you left out the camera man LOL this has kept me busy for hours with all the details kudos sir I salute you!!
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Nostalgic! Love 
BaileySEA Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Wonderful, but all that and no black and white face guys?
Samuraikuro Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Left hand side, "book-ending" 'Joan Crawford'.
BaileySEA Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Oh, you mean Joan Collins, got it, thanks.
Samuraikuro Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
LOL!!! yes sorry, 'Joan Collins'
ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No words can describe how awesome this is. Great work.
Patience55anotherOne Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Awesome, thank you so much :-)
SeventhMist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
"Very good! Fine technique!" -- Khan Noonian Singh
OpenMawProductions Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I am at a loss for words. This is... Just... Wonderful.
DrewGeraci Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That is such a treat for the eyes!!! I can gaze at it for days!!
Samuraikuro Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
LOL!!!!!! THIS!   IS!      AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stormin1775 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Wow! What a great piece of art. You've captured the Trek I've known and loved all my life. Thank you, Sir!
TymStevens Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Excellent design, wonderful craft!
GSpotting Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
You are absolutely amazing!
ChuckKopsho Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
A minor critique. You didn't do Teri Garr in the episode with Gary 7.
radpreacher Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome Thank you for sharing your labor!
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