In order to help make the banners a bit more consistent, I've decided to do a test to see which color and black shadow placement would be best suited for the banners. Since I come up with several examples, I decided to share them to see which ones you like the best.
The color presented here was copied from the color used in the opening credits. Has more of a grayish tone to it than the others.
This color was captured from the episode "The Bonding" since it's the most recent episode in HD on TrekCore's photo library.
This is the stylized take. I took the general color from Test #2 and simply bumped the brightness up a bit.
This has the least amount of shadow in it.
The shadow layer has been moved down one click down and one click to the right. It's simple and sharp, but might be too conflicting.
This is the shadow layer being placed directly behind the title with the "Stroke" level increased.
The shadow layer with the stroke level has been moved three clicks down and two times to the right.