Star Trek is one of those shows where the sets and costumes are just as larger than life as Captain Kirk. What would the series be without the Enterprise, after all? Forgotten Trek gives the show's production values their due.
The site, started by Nick Ottens, features loads of extensive behind-the-scenes info on the Gene Roddenberry franchise, including interviews with production staff like Syd Mead, who worked on Star Trek: The Motion Picture before he put his touch on Blade Runner and Tron.
Aside from an oral history of the show, the site has a an impressive library of concept art, sketches, and photos from the making of the original show up to Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. It's a visual resource every Trekkie should bookmark.
Here's some of our favorite stuff:
Ever wonder what Matt Jefferies's rough drafts looked like of the Enterprise? Forgotten Trek has 'em.
The Enterprise went through a few face lifts before it became the ship we all know and love.
This version from Jefferies has an eerie Death Star vibe to it. Interesting since, when Jefferies made the illusrations, Star Wars was still 11 years away.
An illustrated model of the space glider that became a symbol of sci-fi gone mainstream.
In this rendering of the Enterprise's interior, the ship has way more leg room than what was screened on televisions nationwide.
The sick bay. We're not entirely sure what's going on here. A gynecological exam?
A section of the sick bay, re-envisioned by Andrew Probert, senior illustrator on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Fred Phillips works on Leonard Nimoy's Vulcan extreme makeover.
Enterprise seats clearly inspired by Eero Saarinen's Tulip Chair.
Storyboard of Spock's spacewalk in Star Trek: The Motion Picture as imagined by David Negron.