"Star Trek: The Art of the Film" takes the reader inside the 2009 reboot of "Star Trek". One of the things that the film succeeded in doing was making the familiar seem new again. For example, the USS Enterprise kept its signature shape and other defining characteristics, but it received a number of redesigns (particularly the interior) that made it more more detailed when compared to the Enterprise in the older films. Another example is the costumes such as the Starfleet uniforms - which are clearly inspired by older Trek films/television, but again getting a slightly more modern look.
The book has a lot of images that you've likely never seen before: early conceptual artwork; photos of the alien prosthetics; and even rejected poster designs. It's a wonderful book that looks at all the design aspects - the ships, the costumes, the sets, the creatures; the environments - and shows how they come together to form a cohesive visual style that feels unique to the movie but also quite realistic enough to make the universe and its characters believable.
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