Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Star Trek: First Contact Borg Queen Concepts by Alex Jeager and John Eaves

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - by Maurice Mitchell 5

One of the most striking characters movie history is the Borg Queen (Alex Krige) from Star Trek: First Contact (1996).

John Eaves shared some concept art and storyboards of the Borg Queen that he and Alex Jeager worked on. He also tells a great story behind the work and design. Instead of trying to reproduce the whole story, I'll just tell you to check out his blog at Jeager 'N' Eaves Battle Over the Borg Queen. It really gives an insight into the creative process that multiple design team go through together.

Check out more images after the jump and click on the images to enlarge.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Alex Jeager "Resistance is Futile"



Star Trek: First Contact (1996) John Eaves "Head and Body Assembly for Borg Queen"

Star Trek: First Contact (1996) John Eaves "Thinner rig for Borg Queen"

Here are some storyboards of the Borg Queen's dramatic entrance.


Here's the scene as it appears in the film of the Borg Queen's entrance.



Wikipedia Synopsis:
Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the eighth feature film in the Star Trek science fiction franchise and the first film to feature no cast members from the original Star Trek television series of the 1960s. The primary cast for First Contact is from the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series, to which the film's producers added Alice Krige, Neal McDonough, James Cromwell and Alfre Woodard. In the film's plot, the crew of the USS Enterprise-E travel from the 24th to 21st century to save their future after the cybernetic Borg conquered Earth by changing the timeline.
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Produced by Rick Berman, Marty Hornstein, Peter Lauritson
Screenplay by Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore, Story by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore
Starring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell

See more of their portfolio's at johneaves.wordpress.com/ and alxartblog.blogspot.com/

What do you think of the illustrations?
 
@ Copyright 1996 Paramount Pictures, Alex Jaeger, John Eaves. All rights reserved

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Maurice Mitchell
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5 comments:

  1. As a huge Trek fan, I find this fascinating.

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  2. thank you... interesting!

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  3. The second image is wild.
    That was the best Star Trek movie of all.

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  4. Alex's "Resistance" image is creepy, for some reason. John's "Head and Body" image is badass tho! I even like that one better than both of the storyboard renderings that follow. The mid-section on the woman figure looks like a sorta monster.

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  5. Excellent art! I may not be much of a Trek fan, but the Borg concept always intrigued me.  :)

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