I had a fun afternoon yesterday creating some horror novel covers for a Star Trek fan art challenge being held on another social media website (no, not the dreaded FB - I don't do that any more). The challenge is below:
What if Roddenberry didn't invent Star Trek, with all its optimism, but Lovecraft instead? What if Voyager was primarily penned by Stephen King? What if Starfleet was inspired by 1984?
This flash contest will let those, who dare, explore the dark and twisted parts of the Star Trek universe. Or is this the Horrorverse alternate reality? You decide. Let us shiver, let us scream, give us something that will wake us from our dream. Give us a reason to be afraid of the infinite dark of space!
I've used images (which I nabbed from here), titles, and quotes (from here) from the five live-action Star Trek television series: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, and smushed them together in Paint (because I don't have Photoshop or any other such program, and wouldn't know how to use them if I did).
|"Catspaw" (from The Original Series), written by Robert Bloch|
|"Schisms" (from The Next Generation), written by Jean Louise Matthias & Ron Wilkerson|
|"The Darkness and the Light" (from Deep Space Nine), written by Bryan Fuller|
|"The Haunting of Deck Twelve" (from Voyager), written by Mike Sussman|
|"Dead Stop" (from Enterprise), written by Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong|
While my submissions aren't really in the intended vein of the challenge ("Catspaw" and "The Haunting of Deck Twelve" are a bit campy, don't you think?), The Next Generation entry "Schisms" comes close I think, so if I don't get around to producing something original by the end of October, "Schisms" will be it.
I'm not expecting to win either, as not only are there some far more talented artists who grace the other website, but I didn't give these much thought as I hastily threw them together. It's just a bit of fun!