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'''Timothy Martin Earls''' {{born|14|August|1962}}, also known as '''Timothy M.M. Earls''', is an artist and illustrator who worked as a set designer on {{s|VOY}}. In addition, he illustrated the ''[[Starfleet Technical Database]]'' articles, the ''[[Star Trek: The Starfleet Survival Guide]]'' , and assisted in the illustrations for ''[[Star Trek: Star Charts]]'' and ''[[New Worlds, New Civilizations]]''.
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'''Timothy M. Earls''' is an artist and illustrator who worked as a set designer on ''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]''. In addition, he illustrated the ''[[Starfleet Technical Database]]'' articles and assisted in the illustrations for ''[[Star Trek: Star Charts]]''. He also contributed work to the [[novels|novel]] ''[[New Worlds, New Civilizations]]''.
   
Born at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana, Earls originally trained as an architect, earning a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. After sixteen years as an architectural designer, Earls moved to California to work as art director on a friend's computer games company. Unfortunately, the company failed not long after Earls arrived, leaving him searching for a position without a large number of contacts. Earls eventually ended up at Babylonian Productions, where he worked as a set and concept designer, and visual effects art director on ''Babylon 5'' (starring [[Mary Kay Adams]], [[Andreas Katsulas]], [[Bill Mumy]], [[Tracy Scoggins]], [[Patricia Tallman]], and [[Walter Koenig]]) and its sequel series, ''Crusade''. From there, Earls was brought on board ''Star Trek: Voyager'' by [[Richard James]] and [[Louise Dorton]].
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In addition to his work on ''Voyager'', Earls was a set designer and concept designer on another popular science fiction series, ''Babylon 5'' (starring [[Mary Kay Adams]], [[Andreas Katsulas]], [[Bill Mumy]], [[Tracy Scoggins]], [[Patricia Tallman]] and [[Walter Koenig]]). He was also set designer for such TV shows as ''V.I.P.'', ''Judging Amy'' and ''Resurrection Blvd.'' and was a visual consultant on [[Brannon Braga]]'s shot-lived [[CBS]] series ''Threshold'', starring [[Brent Spiner]].
   
In addition to his work on ''Voyager'' and ''Babylon 5'', Earls was also set designer for such TV shows as ''V.I.P.'', ''Judging Amy'' and ''Resurrection Blvd.'' and was a visual consultant on [[Brannon Braga]]'s shot-lived [[CBS Television Studios|CBS]] series ''Threshold'', starring [[Brent Spiner]].
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Earls has designed sets for several major motion pictures. For [[Paramount Pictures]], he worked on 2003's ''The Italian Job'' and was senior lead set designer on 2006's ''Mission: Impossible III''. The latter film was created by many of the people currently involved in developing {{y|2008}}'s {{film|11}}, including director and producer [[J.J. Abrams]], writers [[Alex Kurtzman]] and [[Roberto Orci]] and cinematographer [[Dan Mindel]]. Earls himself worked under the film's production designer, [[Scott Chambliss]], who is also working on the new ''Star Trek''.
   
Earls has designed sets for several major motion pictures. For [[Paramount Pictures]], he worked on 2003's ''The Italian Job'' and was senior lead set designer on 2006's ''Mission: Impossible III''. His other film set design credits include ''Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'' (starring [[David Andrews]] and [[Kristanna Loken]]) and ''Mr. & Mrs. Smith'' (which featured [[Jennifer Morrison]] and costume designs by [[Michael Kaplan]]). He was the lead set designer on the acclaimed science fiction film ''Serenity'' (based on the cult TV series ''Firefly''), the 2006 adventure film ''Poseidon'' and the hit 2007 action film ''Live Free or Die Hard'' (featuring [[Tim Russ]]). Earls worked with fellow ''Voyager'' set designer [[Gregory S. Hooper]] on the latter three films.
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:''It is possible, given his connection with Abrams and Chambliss on ''M:i:III'', that Earls will be working on the new ''Star Trek'' movie, although this has not been confirmed.''
   
He was also an art director on the 2004 remake of ''Flight of the Phoenix''. He more recently designed sets for the musical comedy ''Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story''.
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His other film set design credits include ''Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'' (starring [[David Andrews]] and [[Kristanna Loken]]) and ''Mr. & Mrs. Smith'' (which featured [[Jennifer Morrison]] and costume designs by [[Michael Kaplan]]). He was also the lead set designer on the acclaimed science fiction film ''Serenity'' (based on the cult TV series ''Firefly''), the 2006 adventure film ''Poseidon'' and the hit 2007 action film ''Live Free or Die Hard'' (featuring [[Tim Russ]]). He more recently worked on the musical comedy ''Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story''.
   
Earls considers British designer {{w|Derek Meddings}} to be the biggest influence on his career.
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Earls worked with fellow ''Voyager'' set designer [[Gregory S. Hooper]] on ''Mr. & Mrs. Smith'', ''Serenity'' and ''Live Free or Die Hard''.
   
== Further reading ==
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==External link==
* "Tim Earls: Set Designer", {{STTM|1|12}}, April 2001, pp. 24-32
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*{{IMDb-link|page=nm0247383}}
* "The Art of Tim Earls; [[Star Trek: Voyager]] [[VOY Season 6|Season Six'']]", {{STTM|2|11}}, March 2002, pp. 22-28
 
   
== External link ==
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[[Category:Designers|Earls, Tim]]
* {{imdb|name/nm0247383|Timothy M. Earls|external}}
 
 
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