Sunday, October 16, 2016

Twisted October: Star Trek Art Challenge


 I had a fun afternoon yesterday creating some horror novel covers for a Star Trek fan art challenge being held on another social media website (no, not the dreaded FB - I don't do that any more). The challenge is below:

What if Roddenberry didn't invent Star Trek, with all its optimism, but Lovecraft instead? What if Voyager was primarily penned by Stephen King? What if Starfleet was inspired by 1984?
This flash contest will let those, who dare, explore the dark and twisted parts of the Star Trek universe. Or is this the Horrorverse alternate reality? You decide. Let us shiver, let us scream, give us something that will wake us from our dream. Give us a reason to be afraid of the infinite dark of space!

 I've used images (which I nabbed from here), titles, and quotes (from here) from the five live-action Star Trek television series: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, and smushed them together in Paint (because I don't have Photoshop or any other such program, and wouldn't know how to use them if I did).

"Catspaw" (from The Original Series), written by Robert Bloch


"Schisms" (from The Next Generation), written by Jean Louise Matthias & Ron Wilkerson

"The Darkness and the Light" (from Deep Space Nine), written by Bryan Fuller

"The Haunting of Deck Twelve" (from Voyager), written by Mike Sussman

"Dead Stop" (from Enterprise), written by Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong

 While my submissions aren't really in the intended vein of the challenge ("Catspaw" and "The Haunting of Deck Twelve" are a bit campy, don't you think?), The Next Generation entry "Schisms" comes close I think, so if I don't get around to producing something original by the end of October, "Schisms" will be it.
 I'm not expecting to win either, as not only are there some far more talented artists who grace the other website, but I didn't give these much thought as I hastily threw them together. It's just a bit of fun! 

17 comments:

  1. What if Roddenberry didn't invent Star Trek, with all its optimism, but Lovecraft instead?

    Lieutenant Cthulhu replaces Lieutenant Sulu?

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    1. Ha! Now there's an idea. Although it seems that someone else has already been there and bought the T-Shirt.

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    2. It says, "This item is currently not available."

      I'm ordering a Yodeling Pickle instead.

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  2. Ohmygods!That Catspaw is Geiger , warning what will happen if I don't get out of bed and FEEDTHECATS at 0500.

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    1. 0500? So you're allowed a lie-in, then?

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  3. I see two Catspaw faces every morning at 05:00 cat breakfast reveille.

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    1. Will the horror never be complete?!

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  4. These are all pretty cool! I'm partial to the Dead Stop cover. What a creepy/fascinating looking space orifice! It looks like it belongs to one of the Great Old Ones!

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    1. Dead Stop was my favourite out of all them - up until now!

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  5. Oh but surely as a witch it's up to you to decide what the judges want? Personally I thought the Haunting of Deck 12 was very butch, although the ghost does rather make me think of Ghostbusters ;o/

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    1. The old or the new Ghostbusters? I certainly wouldn't mind if Chris Hemsworth's Kevin came at me with his proton pack!

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  6. Oh! The Haunting of Deck Twelve!!! Now I need to watch that episode again!
    Sx

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  7. For some strange reason Catspaw has given me an ear worm.... The Goodies theme tune.
    :-)
    Sx

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    1. That is most peculiar. The Goodies? Most peculiar.

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  8. I think somewhere the name "Moebius" should show up. There should have been an adaption by Roger Corman, perhaps an Anvil Production ...

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    1. I should have come to you for ideas first, Mago.

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