An interesting choice – he’s easily up there with Matt Jeffries and Andrew Probert in deciding a lot of how the Star Trek universe looks – from First Contact to the recent movies to Discovery. [IT’S IN THE STORE]
Over the past few decades, John Eaves has had a major impact on the look of the Star Trek Universe and played a pivotal role in shaping Gene Roddenberry’s vision. Starting with his work on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Eaves has worked as a production designer, illustrator, and model maker across the franchise. He has been responsible for creating many of the props and ships, and helped develop the Federation design, from the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E to the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031.
Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves represents the most extensive collection of designs and illustrations created by Eaves across the Star Trek Universe. Featuring fascinating pencil sketches and stunning concept art, this visually dynamic book gives fans a unique in-depth look into Eaves’ creative vision and the wealth of his remarkable work at the center of this spectacular franchise.
(Zoom in on the text there, there’s something interesting – apparently this whole “CBS has to change things X% to avoid legal trouble with Paramount” thing isn’t as hard-and-fast as it’s being made out.)