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The Star Trek 1998 Calendar is the 1998 edition of the Star Trek: The Original Series calendar series.


Publisher's description
The mirror universe! Klingons loose on the starship Enterprise! The secret of Talos IV! These unforgettable moments and more from The Original Series are frozen in time for this yearlong celebration of the best-loved and most enduring science fiction saga in history. Relive the intrepid exploits of Captain Kirk, First Officer Spock, and the rest of the crew as they go to warp for unparalleled adventures across space and time!
Featuring a cover and a 12" × 24" centerspread with breathtaking ALL-NEW images of the "classic" starship Enterprise, this calendar also offers twelve months of rare stills of the legendary characters we all know and love.

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Background informationEdit

  • Cover and centerfold were newly created art by Gary Hutzel, the other entries were stills from their respective episodes. A tenured Star Trek visual effects supervisor, Hutzel specialized in creating beauty stills of starships against celestial backdrops.
  • The imagery of the K-7 and Enterprise were not digitally rendered, but rather in PhotoShop edited photographs taken from the actual (physical) studio models, constructed for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine homage episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" the year previously, as Hutzel had refrained from using CGI techniques during his tenure at Star Trek, aside from the obvious fact that official franchise CGI builds of both simply did not yet exist in 1997.


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