Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Frontier, Sep 9, 2005.
Here's another idea: What's under those Breen helmets?
-- Other sci-fi in Trek roles
-- Mirror Universe non-Trek Sci-Fi
These sound intriguing; care to elaborate? Around these parts, especially, "Mirror Universe" is pretty much synonymous with Trek; how would you define a "non-Trek" version? Do you mean "non-Starfleet" or something more fundamental?
And how would you define "other sci-fi in Trek roles?" A crossover of franchises or concepts, such as, say, Stargate in Star Trek, or what?
More, more! We insist!
There have been mirror universe stargate episodes before, and yes, there were goatees.
I don't remember any goatees; I do remember a comment that it would be easier to tell if there were goatees.
The problem I see with non-Trek "mirror universe" art is that you need a baseline. With Trek, it's easy - add goatees (which I have to say, look smashing on the babes!) - okay, maybe it takes a bit more, but we see a lot of MU starships and uniforms and even characters, and it's clear what is going on. Stargate has the quantum mirror and numerous other ways of showing us alternate SGCs and Earths, but so far, I haven't seen anything terribly overt, like, say, the entire SG-1 team as Go'a'uld System Lords, robes and all. With other sci-fi, it's even harder - how do we recognize MU hobbits, or other concepts or franchises? I don't see any problems with occasional challenges that go outside Trek, but I think they need to have certain recognizable aspects to provide a basis for judgment; if we get too broad, then we start to lose that ability to judge how well the objectives have been addressed.
Here's a suggestion for something I thought of recently...
If Starfleet built a battlestar, ala Galactica, what would it look like?
I'm sure it would be a lot cleaner than the "bucket." Would it still have the flight pods? Where would the warp engines be? Would it have nacelles?
^ Thanks for the link, but I can't see it because I don't have an account there.
Well, I finally got a chance to compile a list of our past challenges - at least the ones I can remember or have files for (or can find in the collection of old threads on the server). Rather than clutter up the thread too much, if you have any info about missing challenges, or missing or incorrect winners, please PM me, and I'll update this post. Thanks, all! I hope this helps folks with future decisions ...
Jan 2004 - Alien Worlds (winner: Ptrope)
Feb 2004 - Enterprise movie poster (winner: dukesman)
Mar 2004 - Trek episode book covers (winner: porthos4captain)
Apr 2004The Axeman)
May 2004 - Redesign a Trek prop (winner: vulan2k3)
Jun 2004 - Personal shuttle (winner: Ptrope)
Jul 2004 - Starship nose art (winner: Kirkunit)
Aug 2004 - Starship Enterprise by other designers (winner: The Axeman)
Sep 2004 - Trek wheeled vehicles (winner: The Axeman)
Oct 2004 - Matte painting (winner: Vektor)
Nov 2004 - A startling discovery (winner: Ivymae)
Dec 2004 - Trek crossover with another series (winner: Kail)
Jan 2005 - New Trek animated series (winner: Focus Abbey)
Feb 2005 - New Trek series (winner: Adam Ihle)
Mar 2005 - Trek aliens (winner: HortaVorta)
Apr 2005 - Trek advertisements (winner: LonegunGirl)
May 2005 - Trek valentine (winner: Ptrope)
Jun 2005 - Steam Trek (winner: Ushaan)
Jul 2005 - Computer interface (winner: ?)
Aug 2005 - Propulsion (winner: vulcan2k3)
Sep 2005 - Moonbases (winner: Ushaan)
Oct 2005 - Cops & Robbers! (winner: biotech)
Nov 2005 - Down & Dirty Trek (winner: ThomasModels)
Dec 2005 - Trek Christmas Ornament (winner: Connon)
Jan 2006 - Fast food in Trek (winner: Masao)
Feb 2006 - The sporting life! (winner: Temis the Vorta)
Mar 2006 - Other sci-fi in a Trek context (winner : AdamIhle)
Apr 2006 - Happy Anniversary, Trek (winner : B.J.)
May 2006 - SPEED!! (winner : Flux Capacitor)
Jun 2006 - So We Meet Again! (winner : Starscape)
Jul 2006 - Trek in Other Artists' Styles (winner : Masao)
Aug 2006 - Failed Trek Revivals, Spin-offs and Merchandise (winner: Adam Ihle)
Sep 2006 - Mixed Media Trek (winner: Kail)
Oct 2006 - The Animated Series! (winner: Redfern)
Nov 2006 - Home for the Holidays (winner: johnhazard)
Dec 2006 - Assignment: Earth! (winner: Klaus)
Jan 2007 - Mirror, Mirror (winner: smalltalk66)
Feb 2007 - Express Yo'self (winner: Admiral2)
Mar 2007 - The Pike Chronicles (winner: Focus Abbey)
Apr 2007 - Reimagining TOS (winner: Kail)
May 2007 - Trek Character Endorsements (winner: Flux Capacitor)
Jun 2007 - Sport Trek! (winner: Klaus)
Jul 2007 - Personal Trek Tech (winner: Adam Ihle)
Aug 2007 - Domo Arigato, Star Trek Roboto (winner: aridas sofia)
Sep 2007 - von Braun's Space Program (winner: Klaus)
Oct 2007 - Moments in Trek History (winner: Starscape)
Nov 2007 - The Beauty of Trek (winner: Klaus)
Dec 2007 - The Perfect Trek Gift! (winner: Klaus)
Jan 2008 - We Are the Borg! (winner: Admiral2)
Feb 2008 - Tomorrow is Yesterday (winner: biotech)
Mar 2008 - It's a Small Trek After All! (winner: B.J.)
Apr 2008 - Arthur C. Clarke Tribute (winner: Flux Capacitor)
May 2008 - Speed Trek! (winner: Starscape)
Jun 2008 - It's About Time! (winner: Ihlecreations)
Jul 2008 - Amalgamated! (winner: Flux Capacitor)
Aug 2008 - Back to School! (winner: Klaus)
Sep 2008 - Take Me to Your Leader! (winner: Starscape)
Oct 2008 - To Quote, Perchance to Trek! (winner: B.J.)
Nov 2008 - Dirty Jobs! (winner: Klaus)
Dec 2008 - Holidays Across the Galaxy (winner: B.J.)
Jan 2009 - Upgrades (winner: Ptrope)
Feb 2009 - Look! Up in the Sky! (winner: Albertese)
Mar 2009 - Pre-Production (winner: Admiral2)
Apr 2009 - Hydrospace (winner: Vektor)
May 2009 - Real-world Design Inspiration (winner: Klaus)
Jun 2009 - Good and Evil in the TrekVerse (winner: Flux Capacitor)
Jul 2009 - Trek on the Track (winner: B.J.)
Aug 2009 - Lock & Load! (winner: B.J.)
Sep 2009 - The Challenge Coin (winner: Shaw)
Oct 2009 - Myths and Legends (winner: Klaus)
Nov 2009 - The Thin Red Line (winner: Lensman)
Dec 2009 - 2nd Chance for 1-Shot Wonders (winner: Mr. Cellophane)
Jan 2010 - Metamorphosis (winner: Klaus)
Feb 2010 - Trek in Winter (winner: Flux Capacitor)
Mar 2010 - The Future of Refreshment (winner: B.J.)
Apr 2010 - B-movie Poster (winner: ITL)
May 2010 - Cheese Factor Eleven! (winner: Tosk)
Jun 2010 - Animal Kingdom (winner: Starscape)
Jul 2010 - Health & Safety (winner: BK613)
Aug 2010 - Star Trek Rocks (winner: Ihlecreations)
Sep 2010 - Congrats on Your Promotion! (winner: Starscape)
Oct 2010 - Another Time or Place (winner: neoworx)
Nov 2010 - The Captain's New Duds (winner: KNH)
Dec 2010 - Locutus's Legacy (winner: DAC)
Jan 2011 - Multiverse Madness (winner: securitytoken=1297361795-1c2e80eb9b4c9574add6
From perusing my entries, here's the missing topics with a couple of slight revisions:
Aug 2004 - The Enterprise by other designers (winner: ?) Did Masao win for that red Caddy version?
Sep 2004 - Trek wheeled vehicles
Oct 2004 - Matte painting
Nov 2004 - "An Unexpected Discovery"
Dec 2004 - Trek crossed over with another series [not necessarily sf/f]
Jan 2005 - New Trek Animated series
Feb 2005 - Next Trek series
Mar 2005 - Trek aliens [the Wogneer alien won, I forget who did it...]
Thanks, Klaus! I'm sure if I go back and restore my backed-up e-mails, I'll find all the contests, but I have to figure out where to put all the messages . If any of you know more, please let me know, and I'll put your names up there where they belong . Thanks!
EDIT: Almost there! I went back through my e-mails, and I'm 90% certain I got the winners right, except, for some reason, I have no e-mails relating to the final poll for July 2005 - the computer interface challenge. We had several entries, and I honestly can't guess from those. Ushaan, do you recall (it was your challenge)? Anyone?
how 'bout this idea: Starfleet hand weapons Post-Enterprise, pre-TOS.
How about a short hiatus? General interest seems to have... waned.
Just thought of this idea on the way home, which might open up the competition a bit and add a bit of fun: A Deck of Trek.
Basically you choose one playing card from a standard deck of 52 cards (plus jokers) and interpret it in a Trek fashion. The Trek element can incoporate the number and suit as an integral part of the design or merely have it emblazoned on top of your own composition. The design itself could be a drawing, 3D model, photoshop - absolutely anything at all. The only constraints would be that the output must be able to be presented in the dimensions of a standard playing card (whatever that is) and that you'd have to state the card you'd chosen at the beginning to avoid duplicates. It would be interesting to see how much of a full deck we would end up playing with.
I've seen this sort of thing being done for charity and the like by celebs (though I'm of course completely unable to find a link) and the results can be extremely varied and imaginative. D'ya think it could work?
I like the deck of cards idea!
i don't know if it's been done before...but how about Star Trek trading cards, with "rookie" cards with photoshopped early photos of our actors with appropriate costume.
Given today's stunning news, I'd say the next Art Contest should be Young Kirk and Spock (in their early to mid 20s).
I have some.
1 Kirk and crew if they were on the Stargate x304 Enterprise.
2 Admiral Calhoun 25 years in New Frontier's future.
3 Vangaurd if it was built in the 2280s.
Just for folks' edification and entertainment, I've started compiling the previous entries for the monthly challenges here (it made as much sense as anywhere, since to know what to suggest, it helps to see what has been done ). If you were an entrant for which I have no artwork, feel free to contact me, and I'll update the pages.
Another contest idea, similar to one posted above: A scene from Trek Lit. Rather than just lit-only characters, I'm thinking of scenes that might also involve ships, canon characters, aliens, landscapes, planetary locations, etc.
Separate names with a comma.