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. David Staschke

    Spock thought it was ok to use the derogatory term “pork chop” since there were no Puerto Ricans around. Oh, what a mistake that was…

  2. Timcharger

    Little know fact: of the 5 characters pictured here, the make-up artists of the production found that Shatner’s hairpiece was the most difficult to apply.

  3. Timcharger

    Hey Vulcan, you’ll give us a decision based on pure logic. Despite showing up to this ball with the same dress-suit, tell us, who wears it best?

  4. Michael Hansen

    (To Nimoy & Shatner) You see gentlemen, not everyone needs a seasoned and expensive wardrobe stylist. Interns work just fine.

  5. Timcharger

    Pictured here is the casting call for Khan in Abrams’ next Trek. Changing species, over mere ethnicity, would allow for Abrams’ ultimate revenge against the net’s hatred.

  6. Cody McKee

    1) So, there we were, just minding our own business, doing our job in the Cloud City scrap room, when suddenly this droid just gets blasted out of NOwhe-… oh, whoops, I’m sorry… I think we’re in the wrong franchise.

    *obvious Ziggy swipe alert*
    2) Thanks for hosting the party here, guys. We would have had it at our place, but it’s a sty.