It’s hot and covered with big statues!!!! HAAA! pretty tough place to live when your trying not to be emotional!!vulcan


  Ed. note:  Screen Caps courtesy of  Jörg, of course!   These are from Eps #79, “Home”, as John’s artwork states.

Vulcan surface, Home (1)

Vulcan surface, Home (2)

27 Responses to “vulcan”

  1. 1 Matt Boardman
    October 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Vulcan – great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. 😀

  2. 3 CyberCorn Entropic
    October 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Hot stuff.

    Maybe the Vulcans discovered their emotions contributed to global warming?

  3. 6 evil_genius_180
    October 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    It’s amazing how far Vulcan has come since the tiny budget-minded set in TOS. TMP was kinda off, even compared to the tiny bit we saw in TOS, until the DVD came out with a new-and-improved Vulcan. However, Star Trek III really gave Vulcan a push in its final direction and then you guys did amazing work with it on Enterprise. It’s a really cool planet (event though it’s hot. ;))

  4. 7 Freak
    October 29, 2009 at 1:46 am

    What planet, it got sucked into a blackhole!! (well it did if you thiink the new movie was good. 😉 )

    Nice pic, it reminds me of TMP form the director cut.

  5. 8 NBTrekie
    October 29, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Wow, that’s realy nice! Is there any chance that you might post the picture in a higher resolution? I’d love to hang this one next to your earth embassy in my bedroom!

  6. 9 the bluesman
    October 29, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I like the sun setting behind the statues. Pretty cool.

  7. 10 Richard Knapp
    October 29, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Another beautiful picture John – this one has kind of a Chesley Bonestell feel to it. You did a great job with all the Vulcan designs on Enterprise, it really helped change it from a name to a place.

    Thanks for posting!

  8. October 29, 2009 at 10:42 am

    That would make a great poster.

  9. October 29, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Hey, is that Anakin and Obi-wan on the bank there…? 😀

    Nice work yet again, bud! 🙂


  10. 15 DeanneM
    October 29, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I’ve liked all of your Vulcan stuff, but this one really makes it feel like an ancient race that has a rich history. I think that they had to learn to control their emotions because otherwise they’d go crazy living there. 🙂

    I think the glowing lava(?) spewing at the bottom right and the way the sunlight filters through the statues and across the forground are a great touch…the way you make it actually glow. Plus the detail on the robes of the statues; you are the king, my friend!! This would indeed make a fantastic poster!

    BTW, it is now linked with the bigger version for those who posted earlier.

    • 16 Jay
      October 30, 2009 at 8:36 am

      Of all the ‘places’ in Star Trek, Vulcan is my favorite – the most interesting and the most real in my imagination – and the ancient culture and the planet’s history always had a lot to do with that. I would absolutely spend a week’s vacation on Vulcan.

  11. October 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Do you think Vulcans ever had debates and conspiracie theories about who built all these massive statues? I’m pretty sure little green men came down from outspace and helped to build them! 🙂

  12. October 29, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    (Can I just say from an illustration point of view – I love that you brightened the border level with the sun’s position. Most of us wouldn’t have thought of that!)

  13. 20 DeanneM
    October 29, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    FYI, there are now screencaps and links to higher res images now available for those posters who have been here already.

  14. 21 Jay
    October 30, 2009 at 8:32 am

    ‘Hot as Vulcan,’ now I understand what that phrase means! 😉

  15. October 30, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I agree that that does not inspire the oppression of emotions. I’d be scared to death there. “HOLY CRAP, there are HUGE pools of lava on either side of the path… I don’t think I NEED to be over there. Can I go home?”

  16. 23 CaptainRickover
    October 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    This pictures are another proof, what a great mistake the destruction of Vulcan in the new JJ-verse was. Thank God, we have now TWO Star Trek universes. I prefer the one with the intact Vulcan.

  17. October 30, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, EdenFX really did a great job of translating John’s art in 3D reality. Those guys rock, no-’bout-a-doubt it, eh. 🙂

    Now, what ENT eps. is this from exactly?


  18. 26 Scott D
    October 31, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Ah Vulcan. 🙂

    You know, it occurred to me, the irony of Vulcan and Andoria. Vulcan’s have cold logic and live on a desert world, Andorian’s have hot tempers and live on an ice world. But humans are just right. 😛

  19. 27 Terry
    November 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I remember reading in one of the Star Trek novels that Vulcan was a desert world due to massive nuclear wars just before the time of Surak, and that is one of the things that led to the Vulcan suppression of emotion. Just one question, was this ever a thought when you were designing the planet, or did you have other reasons why it was so hot?


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