Well, setting the flood of pin up shoots aside for today, here is the follow up to Vulcan architecture from Star Trek Enterprise, Episode # 74 entitled “HOME”. This is three variations of the same location. The hillside dwelling on the right is the exterior design for T’POL’s mother’s (played wonderfully by Joanna Cassidy) home on Vulcan, Joanna’s character was of a high ranking woman but somewhat of a rebel, so her immaculate home is rural as opposed to in the high society of downtown amongst the powerful. In these three drawings, the tone and mainly the city scape will change drastically as the approval process for this concept goes through all the changes.
Concept #1 has an easy atmosphere and a smaller spread out cityscape. Joanna’s house made the cut, but the sky and background didn’t. Sketch #2 puts the atmosphere in heavy sunset mode, and the city grows in terms of ground level structures. The producers asked for more skyscrapers so Drawing #3 came to be, and, in the long run, the city became a combo of #2 and #3 as seen in the next two previously posted images. This was just about the end of designing new architecture for the hot planet, but it was quite a treat to get to dive into such an awesome world of drawings and concepts.