Set Phasers to Stunning – Win ‘Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz’ Hardcover Book!

We’ve given away a lot of free Blu-rays here over the last several months. This week, we’d like to try something different. As a tie-in with the new video release of ‘Star Trek into Darkness’, we’re offering you the chance to win a copy of the very cool new hardcover art book ‘Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz’. What’s that, you ask? Allow me to explain.

Professional illustrator Juan Ortiz has worked for major companies the likes of Disney, DC Comics and Cartoon Network. Beginning in late 2011, he began a project of creating poster art for ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’, envisioning that each episode of the show was a separate movie for which he would create its own movie poster. Inspired by 1960s pop art design, Ortiz eventually completed posters for all 80 episodes of the series. All of that artwork has now been collected into the lovely coffee table book ‘Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz‘.

As you can see from these examples (click any to enlarge), Ortiz has applied a variety of different art styles to the episodes, depending on his unique interpretations of their content. They’re quite eye-catching. This book will make a fascinating conversation piece for any ‘Star Trek’ fan.

So, how do you win it? After the disappointingly apathetic turnout for last week’s content, we’re going back to our tried-and-true photo caption contest format. All you have to do is give us a funny or clever caption for the following image:

For example: “So, tell me again. Which one of you went to market, and which one stayed home?”

We have two copies of the book to give away. The winners will be chosen at our own subjective discretion based on whichever responses we enjoy the most. Entries are limited to 10 per person. That should give you plenty of opportunity to craft a good submission, but will also help us to avoid any potential appearance of awarding prizes based on volume rather than quality. (Please heed this limit. You will be taken out of consideration if you submit more than 10 entries.) All entries must be submitted in the Comments section of this blog post. Please do not attempt to email them to me.

This contest is only open to entrants from the domestic United States. We will not ship internationally (whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not). Employees of High-Def Digest or Internet Brands and their families are not eligible. Standard contest rules and conditions apply. People who have won any of our previous contests within the past one year are also not eligible to win, but may get Honorable Mentions.

The deadline for entry is Friday, September 13th. The winners will be announced the following week. Good luck!


  1. Scott H

    1. Lucas turned us down, are you hiring?

    2. Set phasers to crispy

    3. Where’s a spit and a fire when you need one.

  2. Timcharger

    For Shatner’s future financial well-being, he luckily overhears a discussion about a business plan where passengers bid on the airfare for space travel.

  3. Timcharger

    Captain Kirk restrained himself from cracking up when he heard the Vulcan say, “Come again, I didn’t hear you.” And the reply, “Sorry, I’m not speaking normally because my nose has some allergies.” Whew! Diplomatic embarassment avoided.

  4. Timcharger

    If you teach us your magic finger tricks, we’ll teach you how to build houses from straw, sticks, or bricks.

  5. EM

    Who’s the bold Starfleet cad
    Drinking with his pointy-eared friend’s dad?
    You’re damn right
    Who is the man
    That would risk his neck ’gainst a blue-skinned man?
    Can ya pig it?

  6. Jeremy R

    “Oh, I see how it is! Won’t let me in the conversation just ’cause of my blue skin and antennae! Bunch a racists…”