Strange New Worlds in Collision

A special treat today, considering I rarely render Star Trek pictures, owing mainly to how their greed for light doesn’t really mesh with my own style of lighting. After seeing the cover of James Blish’s “Star Trek 4,” I decided to make a picture based on it. Since I don’t have a model of the TOS Enterprise handy, I used Vektor’s Constitution. And then after I finished rendering out all the elements, I decided for the sheer unadulterated hell of it to make a second version with Dennis Bailey’s refit-Enterprise

So, without further ado…

The Constitution version:

The Enterprise version:

~ by David Gian-Cursio on December 1, 2006.