Friday, April 5, 2013

STAR TREK ENTERPRISE Phaser Concept Designs by Johnny Eaves

Friday, April 5, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 4


Star Trek Into Darkness is coming soon and I thought I'd showcase some Star Trek concept art by John "Johnny" Eaves.

John Eaves is a designer and illustrator best known for his work on the Star Trek franchise, starting with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He also worked on block-buster films like Star Trek (2009) Iron Man 2 (2010) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). His work will also be seen in Star Trek Into Darkness.

His very entertaining blog http://johneaves.wordpress.com has a ton of insider stories and concept art.

Check after the jump for more illustrations of the "Phase Pistol" and his thoughts on how it came to be. Click the images to enlarge.


"The early days of 'Enterprise' were in the works and the show was just starting to be designed. Sets props, ships costumes, everything and the art department was assembled with the same group of notorious faces from DS9 and some new ones as well. Jim Martin had rejoined the show as the key prop designer and that man put out one intensive pile of drawings and designs!!! Always a pleasure to work with Jim and I’ve always been a fan."

"As the went our boss Herman Zimmerman would throw so many things out at once that in many occasions we would all cross the line from one aspect of the show to the other. one day we would be doing sets then we would both be doing props and on and on. The producers of the show loved variety [and] so Herman always tried to show as much art as possible during the meetings."


"Jim had drawn up some really wicked looking weapons and, before the meeting, Herman had me draw up a few as well. What you see today are three of those rough ideas which were used as fodder to push forward Jim’s very polished illustrations that Herman and the prop department really liked. Lots of fun and always interesting to see how Herman would try to work and bend the crowd towards what he was thinking.

"The feel for the weapons is a bit heavier and gritter that what has been seen before and loving the assault Phaser from Trek V and VI, I kind of followed that idea in more of a militaristic fashion."


See more of Johnny Eaves' portfolio at http://johneaves.wordpress.com

Wikipedia Synopsis:
Star Trek: Enterprise (originally titled simply Enterprise for the first two seasons) is a science fiction television series. The show is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2150s—ten years before the United Federation of Planets shown in previous Star Trek series was formed. It follows the adventures of humanity's first warp 5 starship Enterprise.
Enterprise premiered on September 26, 2001. The pilot episode, "Broken Bow", takes place in the year 2151, halfway between the 21st-century events shown in the movie Star Trek: First Contact and the original Star Trek television series. Low ratings prompted UPN to cancel Star Trek: Enterprise on February 2, 2005, but the network allowed the series to complete its fourth season. The final episode aired on May 13, 2005. After a run of four seasons and 98 episodes, it was the first Star Trek series since the original Star Trek to have been cancelled by its network rather than finished by its producers. It is also the last series in an 18-year run of back-to-back new Star Trek shows beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987.
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A-z Challenge 2013
E is for Eaves, Johnny
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Maurice Mitchell
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