When I started watching "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" a few months ago, I found that I wanted to see more of the Star Trek universe, especially because the preceding show, The Next Generation, was a very a different take on everything. The two were similar in that they both existed in the same universe, but tonally, they were clearly not the same.
Experiencing all the shows made want to create title cards potential stories that I would love to see in the Star Trek universe. Here were just a few.
"Chronicles of Garak" made sense to me, mostly because the character on DS9 was such an interesting and intriguing person. His past adventures could work as a show. I had to use a picture from Cardassia, his home planet, as well as showing a sense of mystery.
Another idea was perhaps a show focused on the different types of spaceships on all the TV series and in the movies. Simple and clean made sense for this title. We would see so many different types of vessels fly through the show, each giving a quick snap shot of their importance and capabilities.
After Star Trek, I found myself toying with the idea of creating different title cards for superhero shows. Granted, we'd seen "Smallville", "Gotham" "Arrow" and "The Flash", but I wanted to do ones for shows that either coming out soon or ones that would be fun to see. Specifically, I decided to focus on certain DC properties.
I was always a huge fan of "Legion of Superheroes" and at one point, there was talk of a show being developed. I decided I wanted to create my own title card, capturing a futuristic look and the feeling of traveling through space.
"Titans" is another TV show that apparently is in production so I wanted to make a title card. Titan Tower is the base of operations of the iconic superhero team. The tower was located in San Francisco, so I had to make those elements present in the design.
Zatanna is a magician superhero in the comics, so making something that popped for her show title card was a must. It was all about the presentation. Frankly, having a magic-based show would be great to see, especially with such a fun character.
The great thing about this was a chance to explore different ideas. I honestly have never done anything like this so it was a challenge that proved to be a bit of an addiction. Each one became a long process of brainstorming, experimenting and execution.
I hope to do more of these later on as I come up with new ideas. The whole exploration and concept creation was a fun and interesting, especially because honestly, I would watch all of these in heartbeat (and I hope that others will as well!)
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