We recently covered the incredible work @SpinaSanctuary and their low-poly Star Trek creations inspired by Zelda 64. The latest installment was dedicated to the crew of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generationpresenting them in brilliantly blocky 64-bit form with various instruments – Data with his fiddle, Riker with his trombone, and Picard with his Ressikan flute.
Now the artist has switched to deep space nine, a darker “outsider” series in the Star Trek stable that (much like Majora’s Mask, actually) is a favorite of all the cool kids these days. This is not a trifle – it is really very good! — but it certainly took longer for Trek’s wider audience to embrace the DS9 into their collective fold with the same gusto that TNG had during its ’90s launch.
As you can see in the tweet below, the first thing the artist took care of was the show’s evocative intro, complete with a 64-bit rendition of Dennis McCarthy’s main theme. Check out the opening credits below, including the opening comet, various graceful station movements, the appearance of a wormhole, and the hovering USS Defiant accompanying the title card:
Not familiar with the introduction of DS9? uh, why are you even here!?…
We are great, we welcome everyone! Below is the original for your deep space enjoyment. What’s this? Do you prefer calmer, brighter Season 4-7 version with the Defiant and other ships? Well, in these parts, we like the more contemplative previous intro, even if the SpinaSanctuary version replaces the boat with the Defiant. Complaints to the usual address:
SpinaSanctuary also worked on the series’ characters, including the fairy tale definitely-not-couple-fairly Dr. Julian Bashir and Garak, the delightfully crafty tailor of the station:
More of a new generation fan? Don’t worry, SpinaSanctuary has you covered. Here is a question for you:
We don’t know about you, but the more we see this project, the more we simply have to play the imaginary Star Trek 64. in some form. Please do so.
Let us know your thoughts on these nines below.