Last year I made this painting based on the classic scene by famous matte painter Albert Whitlock. It’s the Rigel 7 fortress originally shown in the first Star Trek pilot episode, “The Cage”. It was re-used several times during the rest of the Star Trek series and I always wanted my own version of this classic shot.
The original was an 18″ x 22″ acrylic painting on stretched canvas that is now in the collection of a good friend of mine. I’ve received a lot compliments on my interpretation, which is very close to the original. People have also asked me if I am offering prints. Today I’m moving forward on this and will be offering the option for prints on a Kickstarter to be opened shortly.
The print will be smaller than the original – likely 14″ x 20″ or so – and will be offered in several versions:
- Archival quality paper with protective sleeve
- Stretched canvas (borderless)
- Framed, archival quality paper
- Stretched canvas with floating frame
Prices are not set as of yet, but the options above should put them within the comfort range for a number of people. Feel free to contact me for questions, and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
If this proves to be popular enough I have plans for several other classic scenes from Star Trek, and several other shows. Thank you!