Day 291 – Living Witness – “Grim Kathy”

Over on Patreon I’m giving my Patreon backers the opportunity to help shape the last 70 illustrations in the Star Trek 365 project.  They’re each getting one episode / scene to put forward (with some ground rules) and I’m going to work my way through them with occasional breaks to follow my own ideas.

A pretty strong start to this “sub-project” was Cameron’s pick of Living Witness featuring the dark and grim Janeway whom I’ve now dubbed “Grim Kathy”.

It should be a pretty fun run to the end.

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Day 290 – Future Imperfect

So this is the first time I’ve managed to capture a scene whilst watching the episode without stopping it and checking reference stuff etc.

So I was live watching Future Imperfect last night, thinking about what to draw next and I liked everyone’s older look (hate the combadges) and so I just started drawing there and then.

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Day 289 – Assimilate this

Worf has some great moments in Star Trek First Contact, possibly his best outing in the feature films and I just love drawing him like this.

Originally when I saw him taking his Klingon blade I was less than enthusiastic but now I love it.

He has gall.

I admire gall.

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Day 288 – Glass jaw. Now I know why you wear a helmet.

I was reminded recently of how much I enjoyed Captive Pursuit when it was first on.  I think it was a peek at the potential of the series, the idea of a whole new alien quadrant with new cultures coming through or being discovered on the other side.

O’Brien shines here as the officer who struggles with the idea of another culture that seems unfair or wrong.  Ultimately, he does kind of facilitate this by letting the Tosk go.

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Day 287 – Mister Kim, we’re Starfleet officers. Weird is part of the job.

I mean, this isn’t really my ship, and you’re not really my captain, and yet you are, and there’s no difference. But I know there’s a difference. Or is there? It’s all a little weird.

I love this quote from Janeway to describe Harry’s mixed feelings over being from an alternate reality.

It’s a wry commentary on how crazy the adventures of our favourite Starfleet crews.

I’ve drawn this scene before but from behind and I’m much happier with this version.

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Day 286 – I have much to teach you about women.

I find the way they handled Geordi’s love life to be somewhat cringe worthy however the fact that Worf is a poet and a lover at heart heart pleases me greatly.

When I first watched TNG I didn’t think all that much of Worf but with every rewatch of TNG I find so much more to love in this character.  He is easily one of the funniest characters without being a buffoon.

Transfiguration is an odd episode, there’s this whole storyline about Geordi becoming more confident and it’s actually set over the course of a couple of months.  I’m not saying these are bad things, the episode just feels a bit odd.  Worf giving Geordi love advice though is amazing and his disappointment at Geordie’s sad attempt at conversation is the best.

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Day 285 – All hands, brace for impact!

I don’t think I could have just drawn the destruction of the Enterprise without visiting the spectacular end of the Enterprise D.  

They certainly went out with a bang with an amazing destruction sequence.  It’s interesting as well because when they reset everything with the Nexus you could be forgiven if you assumed they’d somehow stop the crash but of course they didn’t and this was the last flight of NCC-1701-D.

I had the making of on tape that showed how they shot all this using practical effects – it’s amazing really and the shot still holds up today.  Though if you freeze frame the scene you do notice that the whole valley is spray painted one green.

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Day 284 – Code zero, zero, zero, …destruct zero.

I thought I’d have another go at drawing some ships before the end of the project.

Still an exceptionally powerful sequence, the destruction of the Enterprise is an amazingly well paced sequence with a really powerful pay off.  The dying Enterprise streaking through the Genesis sky whilst watched by the crew is a wonderful shot.

I wasn’t going to paint the background but it felt weird without it.

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Day 283 – I always thought I’d get a shot at this chair one day.

You may still, Will. …Somehow I doubt this will be the last ship to carry the name Enterprise.

For all the film’s flaws, I do love the end of Star Trek Generations and I think it was nice to have a quiet moment between Riker and Picard.  Something that is missing from the later instalments.

Although I think my Mother has ruined this scene for me as she once commented that the chair is right there, he should take it with him.  Which I think is hilarious and I’ve never been able to get out of my head.

I like Generations despite killing Captain Kirk in a really shitty lacklustre manner.

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Day 282 – What does God need with a starship?

I know I’ve already done this scene a few times before but it is my favourite scene and I actually hadn’t done it this year like I thought I’d had. 

I wanted to try out merging the Tarot card style I’ve been playing with into one of my normal drawings and I’m very happy with the end results.

I think this will be a thing for a while.

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