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With Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” premier about a month away, I’ve found myself thinking more about exploration-themed SF. For me that’s always been the primary appeal of the genre and why shows like the original Star Trek got their hooks into me. The challenges of managing an alien first contact or confronting an ancient alien mystery have always been high octane fuel for my imagination.  

Unfortunately it’s been a dying brand of SF in recent years, at least on the media scene. Just look at the Star Trek movie franchise and how many of the recent works have essentially been “the Enterprise crew vs. a future super villain”.


Anyway, I’ve probably beat a hole in that drum by now, but I though it might be fun tempt you all into a group effort: to seek out strange new worlds! What images by Deviant Art members best evoke a sense of exploration and/or scifi mystery to you? If you want to play, share you choices in the comment section!


Of course if I’m going to thrown down the gauntlet, it’s only right that I kick it off with some of my own picks:


The Secret Passage... by Robbedoes020 Waters of Europa by JoeyJazz Curiosity by KuldarLeement Meeting by ahaas

Dark corners of a dead world by ILJackson A Flock of Hylighters by KerroPerro The Derelict by steve-burg Ground Truth by Drell-7


So what ya got? What DA images send your brain into “alien exploration overdrive”?

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Bagel Radio
  • Reading: "Point of Divergence" by Ward/Dilmore
  • Watching: Arrested Development


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I am a child of the Space Age and a largely self-taught artist.... but the best way to learn is by doing, and I've been at it since I could lift a pencil. Throw in a lifelong passion for astronomy, sci-fi, and scale modeling, and there you have it - the ingredients for Caswell Stew. Though my educational background is in hard science, my professional career has been a meandering path through many graphics/creative roles (illustrator, writer, editor, computer game design, photography, web design, etc, etc...). For the time being I've settled on "digital print maker".

I live in a beautiful corner of the US Northeast with my wife, two hamsters, and a constantly changing cast of wildlife in the yard. I have no super powers… that I can reveal.

Are you more interested to see the next...? 

89 deviants said Star Wars movie.
50 deviants said Neither really interests me.
44 deviants said Star Trek movie.


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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Do you have a website other than your Deviant Art page?  Do you accept commissions?  If so, can you PM an email addy?
riftroamer Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your fave on the 50ton ModularCutter 3Variants image, Rob :)
riftroamer Featured By Owner Edited Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again for adding the other Cutter too.

Let's see we have a well kept used Slow Boat in the lot too. I can make a very interesting price for you and your bunch of adventurers for sure. Come on over please, Sir. Rhylanor Used Craft Inc is dedicated for nothing but customer satisfaction.

alderfek Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Saw your schtuff on ST: Seekers 1 & 2 at Barnes & Nobles this last !
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D Neato!!!!!
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Hi there!

Wanna join my Trek calendar contest?
riftroamer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave, Rob :)
gazzatrek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
'used your stuff here mate:…

thank you! ;)
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