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Star Wars meets Star Trek - Kirk and Leia by Robert-Shane Star Wars meets Star Trek - Kirk and Leia by Robert-Shane
We found out this week that J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode 7. And I’m sure you also know he’s also currently at the helm of the Star Trek movies. A lot has been written about how this marks a kind of coming together for the two legendary ‘Star’ franchises – so I thought I’d illustrate that with a couple of symbolic meetings of iconic characters from the two universes.

I’ve never had any desire to draw Star Trek characters. That’s not to say that I don’t like Trek – in fact I’ve been a huge fan for years and think William Shatner is a total legend. But for me the aesthetic of the Star Wars films in much more rich and interesting.

This piece shows a young Captain Kirk sweeping up Princess Leia after gunning down a Stormtrooper. I found it extremely challenging to draw Kirk. Although his face is very familiar – he doesn’t have any especially distinguishing features – so I spent more time trying to get his face right than I did drawing everything else in this picture.

I didn’t want to give any appearance of favoring Trek over Wars (or vice versa) – so I’ve also drawn a companion piece featuring Han Solo and Uhura re-using elements of this image to give a kind of ‘alternate universe’ feel to the two pictures.



And I've added a third and final Star Wars / Star Trek piece to finish off this trilogy:



This is an original depiction of copyright characters I didn’t create and don’t own. This is fan art – created solely to show my artistic ability – it isn’t for sale and isn’t available for reproduction. I drew this in Photoshop using a Wacom pad – this is a low-res version of the original.
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Awesome
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chrisfrom82 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Probably look bad ass if his shirt was torn.
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theaven Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you read Night of the living Trekies? Because this picture reminds me of the story 
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TheBritWriter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I love it, drawn superbly, but with clever theme which just oozes with coolness.
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MandoJetii Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I thought phasers completely disintegrated their targets, although it would be hard to portray someone as having just gunned down a stormtrooper without a body. Maybe the energy shielding on the stormtrooper's armor lessened the phaser's effects...
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OpenMawProductions Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Phasers have dozens of power settings that you can set. They can be set to perform a stun, a wide angle stun (for crowd control), "1/3'd power," kill, set to act like a cutting beam, vaporize, and even a "forced chamber explosion" to turn them into a grenade. 
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MandoJetii Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
The only two settings they use in the original series are vaporize & stun. I haven't seen many episodes of the later series; all I know is that everyone Kirk shot was either vaporized or stunned. I also know that stormtrooper armor is designed to disperse energy blasts (supposedly, all the stormtroopers that got shot by lasers were actually stunned because of their armor).
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OpenMawProductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Filmographer
That is not true.

In Man Trap Kirk tells Spock to set his phaser to "1/3." McCoy later uses his phaser on Kill to stop the salt monster from killing Kirk.  In another episode we see Scotty using a phaser at a low power setting to cut through a bulkhead. In yet another episode (Piece of the Action) ships phasers are set to a wide angle "stun" for crowd control. (Something even the hand units are capable of doing.) We also know that the phasers are capable of killing by the hundreds per Omega Glory. Where they did not vaporize, but merely killed their intended targets. 
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stfanboy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Robert This is so Awesome!!  Is it possible to do a Ghostbusters themed version of this?  Have Peter Venkman and Dana with her Zuul outfit.   The person on the ground would be Walter Peck. 
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Sentry616 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Kirk would hit that like an inverse tachyon beam
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farcide Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Not even sure phasers could pierce storm trooper armor.
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spellbinding-saga Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I can totally see this happening XD Very nice art! You captured the classic Kirk and the Classic "slave girl" Leia that all SW love. When IO watch episode 6 I will possibly always have this images.
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farnea Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
awesome :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :)
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Kirk Always gets the girl.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty much his trademark! :lol:
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
It sure is.

You know...  I don't think I actually punched the watch button on you, since its been so long since I saw things from you and i found you again from going through my favorites.  I should go and fix that.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! - I hope you've 'fixed' it! :lol:
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Nettiemac Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Brilliant!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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anubis-x Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Win!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
LOVE IT!!!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Jon :)
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
You are most welcome :)
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Frozx398 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lovin ur work!!! keep it up!
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ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist
damn it kirk get your mitts off her... she's han's forever
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: don't worry - she's in safe hands!
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speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist
good point they'll never kill off kirk. BUT STILL
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the-first-watchdog Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw Yeah!!!
Search your feelings, you know this to be true!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure this DID happen! ;)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow - this works too well :D

Excellent artwork sir!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: thanks Chris. I think I know what you mean - somehow this feels like it already happened!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And lets be honest - she is only a tone away from green eh? This is excellent work - your Ururah and Solo pic is also just as good.

Well done sir :D
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cwadeh76 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Love this! Kirk has a way with the ladies!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: thanks!
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ChaosPixelArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pure brilliance. :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: thanks very much!
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maironmatos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
cool job!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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TheSyFyFan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
KirkxLeia Rocks
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: yes indeed!
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TheHalfBloodPierrot Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I saw these on Pinterest yesterday, they're brilliant!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool - and now you've found where they came from. I'm glad you found me - and thanks for the comment :thumbsup:
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BlackReaperFairy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol
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AG88 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kirk always gets the girl. lol! Very nice!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! I'm sure that's what he thinks his mission is :lol:
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MissCarroll Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it :D
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