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Beam Down to the Paley Center for 'Star Trek: the Art of Juan Ortiz'

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Artist and illustrator Juan Ortiz is a lifelong Star Trek fan, and in an homage to Star Trek: The Original Series (or TOS for those in the know), he created original posters to embody each of the 79 episodes and the pilot. The works open to the public tomorrow (Nov. 20) in the exhibition Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

Taking his inspiration for the works from 1960s sci-fi culture, pulp fiction, as well as Beatles and Grateful Dead posters, Ortiz crafted a number of vintage-looking movie posters for the episodes. They've also been collected in the book Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz, which was released by Titan Books in September.

Though the original TV series only ran from 1966-69, Star Trek remains at the forefront of pop culture today, especially with the recent movie reboots. One could say that that the franchise lives long and prospers.

The exhibit closes on Jan 5, 2014.

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