It took me a while to get my act together on this one.
(You ask tough questions, but ones that are worth thinking -- and reading others' answers -- about.
MidnightLich wrote:Maybe your favorite card image is a hero shot of your favorite character --
I love the aforementioned shot of one of my heroes,
; and while the Premiere Barclay and Ro are too difficult to really discern in their cards (and thus don't like them as cards), I do appreciate their characters' portrayal in those cards.
I really can't choose, but for now, I'll go with The Borg Barclay
. From that wonderful photo, one can glean he came a long way, but still is an oddity in the Trek society, who is both at odds with himself... as well as, sort of, has accepted that predicament. A flawed, interesting, very human and humane, and benevolent character who I love to see in every episode he's in.
Runners-up are Collins
-- whose stories, characters and looks I've always appreciated. (A Robin Curtis persona of Saavik would still be much appreciated, as said!!
MidnightLich wrote:Or maybe it's a pivotal moment of your favorite story --
alternate art, too!
Elsewhere explained -- but love the film, and love the shot of that doomsday-missile-turned-chariot-to-peaceful-future, spreading its nacelles.
MidnightLich wrote:Maybe you have a favorite ship --
I love K\'Ratak
, although not sharp, for its atmosphere. For a long time, U.S.S. Defiant
was my fave boat. But the image is too slick (since it comes from a high-res promo shot) for STCCG. So I guess I favour Sao Paulo
now -- it also captures the meanness of the Defiant's design (the 'jaws') better.
But a good runner-up is Trullux
; I like the
colours, and the star and energy beams complement the ship's colours and composition very well.
MidnightLich wrote:Or maybe you love it when the art explodes out of the frame --
Not my personal cup of tea, at all
Guinan was funny and OK (and perhaps
Locutus), as a gimmicky -- and conceptually sound -- exception. The 2 Fajo boats were interesting, too.
Borderless ships, I can get behind esthetically (but would not use in-play); they're beautifully artistic, in a way.
And there may be other nice examples of outside-of-frame art, in the mean time; but overall, I'm decidedly not a fan.
MidnightLich wrote:And I also want to take this opportunity to shout out Johnny Holeva (jjh) and his fantastic team of artists.
and thanked you for it; but here goes, again.