Starbase Scenes- Planetary Surface
Starbase 37: as inspired by earlier masterpieces.
Just some work-in-progress and experimental images I’ve done over the years (starting well over a decade ago) based upon the beautiful Starbase 11 matte paintings produced for specific episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series. Several other influences also stand out, including (but not limited to) the Remastered version of TOS, background mattes from several Star Trek Films and The Next Generation era TV series, and even a few video game environments. Most are either samples of my oldest CGI work or, as the years have passed, just experiments in lighting and background angles. But while some have a few finishing touches, they are all perpetual WIP. Despite the many distinct inspirational elements from those beautiful and genuine production sources, I’ve chosen to designate this particular land fall Starbase 37.
Slightly better match. Short mushroom building to the right and flat starfish building in lower right come directly from the video game Star Trek: New Worlds. Triangular shaped buildings to the right harken back to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
Tall Mushroom tower (far left) was my very first attempt to recreate something akin to the short mushroom from the video game (from memory), with maybe just a hint of homage to a certain Jupiter 2. The squat buildings just to the right of the tower are based on some business buildings in a medical centric part of my hometown. Angular building in the background is based on the City Hall of Dallas, TX.
Some close ups of the TOS inspired buildings buildings. Mostly a lighting and perspective experiment as there is no actual foundation beneath the background towers. I may have intended to try the image with the decorative park wall, but never went past this stage.