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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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Kraehling-Janos Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Wow, this is a really pleasure to pour over. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. 
bgnl2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Hi Dusty, this is a truly amazing labor of love you've produced. It is January, in my new Star Trek calendar.  Thanks for the key as well. :)
BrightsWanderings Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is in a calendar my brother gave me for Christmas! I love the amount of thought and detail you put into this. I can stare at it repeatedly and each time I notice some other character or feature that was included. I especially love Apollo. The circles around the main characters feet (to represent beaming and atoms?) along with the colors remind me of some of Salvador Dali's work.
Valor115 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
This is so NOW! I love this art man!
gmd3d Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic work on this
THenkle61 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Awesome montage!
melsr007 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist
SkyPrime Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
Freaking Awesome! Nice work.
covers3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Fantastic work!  I am impressed that almost every character immediately pops into my mind, even though I haven't seen more then a few minutes of TOS in that last decade.
khitomer1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Hi Dusty, love this poster, will you be attending the Las Vegas convention in August? I'd love to get mine autographed by you!
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016   Filmographer
I will be!!!!! The poster i'm selling there is the "remastered" Star Trek 50 Artists/50 Years version thats featured on my homepage and at    I'd be happy to sign your poster, looking forward to meeting Trek fans and seeing what they think about the poster in person!
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016   Filmographer
Of course...........if I drew it i'll sign it!!!!!!
khitomer1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
What if I brought my current copy signed by William Shatner, would it be OK to get that signed instead?
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!
MLP-HeartSong-FiM 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'.
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