Favorite Movie Poster

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by M.A.C.O., Nov 16, 2022.

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Vote For Your Favorite Movie Posters

  1. The Motion Picture

    24 vote(s)
    53.3%
  2. The Wrath of Khan

    12 vote(s)
    26.7%
  3. The Search For Spock

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. The Voyage Home

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  5. The Final Frontier

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  6. The Undiscovered Country

    15 vote(s)
    33.3%
  7. Generations

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  8. First Contact

    15 vote(s)
    33.3%
  9. Insurrection

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  10. Nemesis

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Star Trek

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  12. Into Darkness

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  13. Beyond

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

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    They don't make'em like this anymore. Vote for you favorite Star Trek movie poster. Poll will be multiple choice.

    The Motion Picture
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    The Wrath of Khan
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    The Search For Spock
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    The Final Frontier
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    The Undiscovered Country
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    Generations
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    First Contact
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    Insurrection
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    Nemesis
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    Star Trek
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    Into Darkness
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    Beyond
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  2. drt

    drt Commodore Commodore

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  3. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

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    Thanks. I did have the black and white image of 2009, but it didn’t render. I added both images to the post now.


    The poster I voted for are:

    TWOK: This is the poster of an epic. I love everything about it.

    TSFS: A brilliant mix of a portrait and watercolor painting.

    Generations: Such a cool design to combine TOS and TNG.

    First Contact: Vicious looking poster. With a slight nod to the TMP poster. Albiet with different positioning.

    Star Trek 2009: That's an action movie poster. Definitely there to get you excited.

    Beyond: While the action movie poster is alright. The homage to TMP is what gets me. A fitting tribute to 50 years of existence.
     
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  4. TheForge

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    First Contact.
     
  5. FederationHistorian

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    Of the TOS ones, TMP, TWOK, TVH, and TUC. Though all of the TOS movie posters are good. They have the most character and imagination.

    For the TNG movies, on the one hand, I like the GEN poster and the FC poster with Picard, Data, and the Borg Queen. The Ent-E and Borg Cube one is also good. On the other, when looking at all of the posters of the TNG movies, it honestly looks like its the exact same photos of Picard, and the same image of the Ent-E. Its such a copy and paste job that I cannot unsee it. While I do like I like the Ru’afo looking down on Ba’ku for INS, and I like the Shinzon pose with the dagger over his head for NEM, that's not enough for those posters.

    Of the Kelvin ones, I generally prefer the second poster designs to the first poster designs. Though both ST’09 posters are good.
     
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  6. mb22

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    TWOK and TSFS used these posters as well:

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  7. Kor

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    I picked TMP and TUC, as I like those designs. Honorable mention to BEY for its homage to TMP.

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  8. Admiral Archer

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    I like all the movie posters in varying degrees, but I absolutely despise the Nemesis ones. They're ugly and badly designed and somehow perfectly representative of the sheer lack of understanding of the source material by the creative team. It is actually a good example of everything WRONG with the film.
     
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  9. M.A.C.O.

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    I feel the same way about the NEM posters and the STID. Like, what are we supposed to take from those? White men in long coats, face/eyes obstructed, TWOK clones.

    Pretenders to the throne.
     
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  10. Vger23

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    I own originals of most of these (except TMP), and my favorite is the TFF poster. I loved putting the over-sized Roman numeral “V” centered behind “Star Trek” and I thought the colors and design were really cool.

    My copy is signed by Shatner, Nichols, and Takei from various conventions and events. One of my favorite collectibles.
     
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  11. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Why I voted for the following posters:

    TWOK (almost perfect, but they had to have Enteprise firing on something, no matter how disproportionate or immaterial it was, but they weren't going to spoil Reliant, or have a giant head of Khan (or Spock) being hit on by phasers as that would look dumb. Still, the tag line is perfect in its simplicity.)

    TSFS (really suits the story. Great three tag lines. A damaged Enterprise firing red, gold, and blue phasers onto the Klingon ship, a planet background whose details are deliberately and artistically murky, and the crew looking properly bemused. And there are those lines coming out from behind everyone again (not since TMP) except it's not a foggy day. )

    TUC (in the vein of TMP but more refined and with better connection to the story.) The use of the Klingon head implies a neat vulnerability that's directly related to a key plot issue, and has a certain stylish look too.

    STB - The first may easily be the weakest part of the film if not all the posters, as it's too much a rehash of TMP and there's no tag line to pique interest... but the second shows a robust crew montage and something rather more lively and interesting than dank teal/orange puke palette, revealing very little but promising excitement that it actually delivers on and it's a shame more people didn't see it at the time. This second poster is a solid one for sure.

    Why I didn't vote for the others (keeping most to design work and how they relay the story):

    TMP - 1979 and the height of disco had unicorn puke everywhere and the poster isn't telling much, apart from "Oh look, it's a shiny new ship" - which admittedly had more in its favor in 1979... I'm sure people were asking "Where's McCoy" Who's the lady? Is she a villain?"

    TVH - not sure if the perspective is correct between Klingon ship and bridge, but the artwork for the crews' countenances is largely awful. Maybe not "awful", but "not quite right". The overall image relays part of a scene, leading viewers to wonder "How do they end up there?"

    TFF - more iffy facial artwork (was it an 80s thing?), and apparently the movie is about a bunch of horseback riders floating in space... wheeeeeeee! And by now, there's a recurring theme of prominent poster elements having long semi-opaque lines emanating from them yet it's not a fart joke... (or, in other words, the excessive fog effect for non-foggy background was making the overall effect too busy...)

    GEN - Well, the lines emanating from something are still there but this time it's a giant lens flare worthy of Photoshop v1.0 slapping you in the face. Definitely a lot of hype for the two captains... then people saw the flick.

    FC - The first one is engaging and promising, it's also too much a tease given how the movie transpires after the first two minutes. I mean, the new ship is being chased by a Cube as if it's no match. Sorta suggests a monstrous threat, but instead we spend a couple hours spouting fan favorite one-liners and dumb jokes, some token time travel fluff, and giving us less of that excitement they say we want. The other poster, with Borg Queen, Picard, Data, Sybok's army now marching in the designer V-shape instead of on horseback... and the ship with more stink lines fleeing something (Zephram's ship?!!) is just there.

    INS - Definitely the second time a previous poster was used as inspiration, only this time it's not TFF's but TUC's. And with a far more muddled and messy plot than anything TUC could have hoped to have accomplished and it was a bit of a muddied mess too. Nitpick aside, the ship flying TOWARD the baddie is actually exciting, even with the fart lines again - and coupled with teal/orange, as if this poster is advertising HVAC services or something. Ru'afo looking down sells a menace, and without F Murray Abraham, Ru'afo wouldn't have come across with anything approaching menace at all.

    NEM - Yeah, even for the promotionals, they knew this movie was going to tank faster than a tiny piece of neutron star chucked into the Atlantic. The vomit green and peach complementary palette is more reminiscent and iconic of the Borg, so seeing that again will really be scary, probably. The second one with the big image of Shinzon in his Studio 54 robe and mooning the audience has even more obvious cheap Photoshop effects for the lame tag line. Even the stink lines around the title come across uninspired. And both use a font different than the one used in the film. If that's the biggest spoiler to hide...

    ST09 - Somehow, "The future begins" doesn't seem as intriguing or as thoughtful as "The Human Adventure is Just Beginning". It's not very thematic, is it? Also, the ship looks like something driven by Casper the Friendly Ghost. Or a fever dream. Or looks like an art beer bottle top opener, which is oddly apropos...

    STID - I miss taglines, but the one with a montage of cast photos and John Harrison looking all evil and walking away from rubble is quite good. The trio make it look like they're on a hunt to find him, and the facial expressions are great. The other one where he looks like Neo's backside and mooning the camera made me think of Borg rather than "Oh look, San Francisco is smashed more than my ex on any given weekend."



    The more common ones; TWOK's not as nice as the artwork and this version of TSFS is lacking something... the stories couldn't be more epic, though.
     
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  12. M.A.C.O.

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    Pretty good poll results so far.

    I'm surprised to see TMP leading the pack. Not surprised to see NEM, INS and STID being at the bottom. While not one of my favorite posters. I do think TFF has a unique and distinctly 80s design.

    Keep voting, if you haven't already.
     
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  13. M.A.C.O.

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    Artist Matthew Ferguson does his own posters for all sorts of movies.
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    These are the ones he did for Trek. Superb adaptations.

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  14. Vger23

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    Those are all cool. The Nemesis one is actually really striking.
     
  15. Smellmet

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    Wrath of Khan, TMP and First Contact are my favourites. I like quite a few of the others too. The Nemesis ones are dreadful IMO
     
  16. M.A.C.O.

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    Agreed. The fan poster of NEM blows the official poster out of the water. Inspires intrigue, ominous and gives a clue about details from the movie.

    Tom Hardy with his face obscured, standing in machine generated smoke with a knife tells me nothing and inspires nothing from the audience.
     
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    TUC’s poster had me thinking the Bird of Prey had extra weapons
     
  19. ananta

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    I didn’t even need to think about this one. Instinctively clicked TMP. The most iconic of the lot and the one that actually got reused for the latest release.
     
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  20. ananta

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    I just noticed that the photo of Picard they use on the Generations poster appears to be the exact same one on the First Contact poster.