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Olivia Wilde Star Trek Renatus by SmutBroker Olivia Wilde Star Trek Renatus by SmutBroker
A bit of a departure from my most recent work, but I do have other interests :)

So I read an interview with Olivia Wilde where she discusses being the new "it" girl in science fiction and what science fiction role she'd love to take on. She said she'd love to play a "female Captain Kirk" and I swear I died a little bit inside :)
So my little fanboy brain just started turning like mad and I came up with this.
I didn't want to simply make her a female version of Kirk, I wanted to make it richer than that so I created a whole new story just for this piece :)
It takes place in the post Nemesis era. That is Star Trek Nemesis, the final TNG movie and during the current era being used in the Star Trek novels that take place in the 24th century after The Borg have decimated the Federation prior to their final extinction in The Destiny trilogy of novels. While recovering and rebuilding efforts begin in the Federation (several well known Trek worlds were completely destroyed before the end) several long standing adversaries of the Federation consolidated into what became known as The Typhon Pact. Much like the Warsaw Pact to our NATO back in the day. So it seemed like an interesting place in which to set these adventures.
In the novels, little Ezri Dax from Deep Space Nine discovered a part of herself that she had not accessed before through her Trill symbiont. This former Dax host had a strength and ability at command that gave Ezri the confidence to leave the field of psychiatry and her post as the counselor on Deep Space Nine and transfer to the command track and duty on a starship. That ship, the USS Aventine she would come to take command of during a crisis in which the Captain and first officer were killed. She would retain command and along with the Enterprise and Captain Riker's ship the USS Titan, was instrumental in finally stopping the Borg once and for all.
The Aventine is a Vesta class ship. A new class that utilizes slipstream technology that USS Voyager brought back from the Delta Quadrant. It's the manner in which Borg cubes traveled and is much faster than warp. There are seven ships in the class and with the exception of the flagship of the class (USS Vesta, which is apparently not in service) they are all named for the seven hills of Rome. Some of those names have been used already in the novels to name other ships of the class so I adopted one that hasn't for the ship I would use.
Palatine.
I figured with most of the fleet that hadn't been destroyed serving to recover and rebuild, only a few ships that could really be dedicated to the task would be used in other endeavors. The Enterprise is the Federation flagship and in the books has been doing that job of roaming around, helping however they can, waving the flag, putting out fires, etc. The Titan (which has it's own novel series) is a true exploration vessel and there's precious few of them left so it and its sister ships are back to their mission of seeking out new life and new civilizations. The Voyager it seems (altho I haven't kept up) is heading back to the Delta Quadrant on a proper mission of exploration. So I figured a ship capable of slipstream would be ideal for patrolling a long border, like say the border with the Typhon Pact.
The Romulans, Gorn, Tholians, Tzenkethi, Breen and a couple other races make for interesting foes and a ship capable of running the entire border in no time at all would get to tangle with all of them. Perhaps even get in a few dust ups. All while not really interfering with established canon... even tho the novels aren't considered canon, I do and I'm a continuity whore :)
So we have a ship, it has a name, derived from the seven hills of Rome. Where they spoke Latin. What's a cool Latin word that would make a cool title. Something that signifies a phoenix rising from the ashes, much like the Federation is trying to do, but less gauche and pretentious.
Renatus mean rebirth. Perfect.
Star Trek Renatus, telling the tales of the USS Palatine under the command of Captain...
Renata is a girl's name, it's Latin, it means reborn, it has simpatico with the title. Renata will do. I don't want to use any established "Trek" name like a fanboy would, having her be the granddaughter of someone awesome is kinda lame. But another universe has a starship captain who's awesome, Malcolm Reynolds :) But Renata Reynolds just didn't seem flashy enough. Malcolm Reynolds is played by Nathan Fillion... Nathan Fillion plays Rick Castle... Renata Castle. Captain Renata Castle.
So there's the particulars, now to make the damn thing.
Find a good render of the Vesta class (Mark Rademaker actually designed the ship thru a contest Pocket Books did and his design was used on the cover of one of the Typhon Pact novels) check.
Find a picture of Olivia Wilde that is attractive but not overtly sexy (this was not easy, the woman is hotter than the sun) check.
Find a female wearing a TNG era Starfleet uniform I can put Olivia's head on to (found a nice promo shot of Ezri Dax from the DS9 days) check.
Down to work, background, a star field, add some spacey wacey stuff for fun.
Change the color of Ezri's department from the science/medical green she wore on DS9 to command maroon.
Crop Olivia's head and paste it to Ezri's body, make sure it's in proportion.
Clean it all up, fix the hair, place it on the background.
Place the ship on top of both of those, clean it up where things overlap.
Add text, make the text cool.
Type a description that takes almost as long as it took to make the piece to describe how you made the piece, attach the piece and send :)

The Vesta class render is by Mark Rademaker.
The photo of Olivia Wilde I found on Reddit via Google Image Search so whoever took it, hope you don't mind :)
The Nicole de Boer as Ezri Dax photo is by Paramount Television which is a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures which own Star Trek.

Hope that covers everything, don't sue me, I'm just a fan :)
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:icondarkprophet05:
DarkProphet05 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... utterly fantastic...
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triolamj Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Great job and great idea.  I knew it had to be photoshopped but I had to stare at it to be sure.  Hope you get your wish, LOL.
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KEY1701 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Excellent work! Ahh, if only...
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DonatraGER Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Can you post the picture without the ship too? Just Olivia in the Star Fleet uniform?
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Pencilshade Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Duude! Really? She wants to play a captain? Yeah! I'm so posting this on her timeline =)
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uncharted-drake Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Can anyone help me find a pic of the Bridge for the Vesta class?
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DarkProphet05 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vesta doesn't have a unique bridge. Look up Star Trek Online's "origin bridge"
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uncharted-drake Featured By Owner 3 days ago
It should as the origin bridge is so standard, blase, passe, zombie like, Distant, dull as a box of rocks. Why can't they use the bridge from the Vesta stories?
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Fearghus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Wow, well done. Any chance we could get a look at her without the ship and text in the picture? That would be an amazing wallpaper.
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HansTechrist Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just... Infinitely better than the two last movies!
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purpleh2o Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Great image and background information. Olivia Wilde is hot in a Starfleet uniform. Nice to see that the setting is post Nemesis. Sometimes I think I'm the only person that liked the movie.

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HomerT6 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
This isn't a Trek RPG at all is it?
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ReploidAvenger Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I hope you don't mind, but this is just so amazing I had to use it as wallpaper for my desktop.
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infiniteworld8 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stumbled across this and loving olive wilde as a fleet captain. she would be amazing. Though if we're doing fake casting for this series , add moonbloodgood (maybe as medical staff) and summer glau(she's amazingly strange).
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in2thedarkside Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am in! ... Love the concept. Like the lead character casting too.. Hook me up!
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I-am-Evil-Tree Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Never heard of Olivia Wilde before now but after a few google searches it became obvious she needs a star fleet uniform
Great idea for a new series, that time period would make for some interesting war plots and section 31 spy action episodes. I've been waiting for a new ST for a while now and I would love to see this on my TV.
Like how much detail you put into the name of the ship and character, me I just pick whatever sounds good when it comes to my OC's, maybe a few google searches for name meanings.
Nice edit of Olivia onto Nicole's body, if you hadn't included that in your description I'd had thought this was a real photo. That plus the cool ship, space background and even the font choice convinces me we need this series.

I had an idea for ST series set in Typhon pact time, a Prometheus type ship that uses it's three separate sections to patrol three different places at once when the situation arises, though I'm more partial with having the Undine as the bad guys rather than the pact which wouldn't make much sense
Yours sound much better, more complete and realistic. Heres hoping for the new ST captain, great work :D

(PS Thanks for introducing me to ST:Destiny, time to fill up my kindle)
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cobeoe Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
where can i find the ship ur using in this pic
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SmutBroker Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Google USS Aventine.
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snuffleseleven Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Interesting stuff. I haven't ever read most of the novels in Star Trek, so I've no idea where the new "canon" is, but I do hope that it doesn't become Dr. Who-ish with too many time problems. (The 'time wars' of future Federations that events in Voyager and Enterprise alluded to bother the heck out of me.)
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Dranume Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Oo The Vesta Class carrier
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KnightSoran Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm dying to know where on earth you found such an ultra high res picture of Ezri, all my DS9 pictures are such crap, because they're from so long ago, this picture is remarkable.

I also love that you took the time to create a complete story for this piece. Very well done.
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SmutBroker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Google Image Search with the proper settings is your friend :)
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rnorris1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Great idea! To keep the desperation theme going you could use this: Their orders are to defend the border. Period. All other orders and directives are secondary including the prime directive. The captain could be the gun-o type who adheres to this philosophy willingly while the first officer is strict and professional who believes they shouldn't break the prime directive whenever it suits them.
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jscott991 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
absolutely fantastic. any chance we could see the underlying Olivia Wilde in uniform image?
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varmintkiller2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, i would love to see this! we need more star trek!
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eskaey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Great job, Olivia Wilde looks beautiful in that uniform. I'd love to see her as a starfleet captain some day :)

Also, thanks for introducing me to the Destiny novels ;)
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psiandco Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Writer
would love to see more TREK. anyway I can get it- even if I have to star making fraps videos from star trek online... bleh. no real machanima there.
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Javajunkie1976 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Stunning work and good job on the backstory. You're right about Olivia being hotter than the sun! Almost all the pictures I've seen of her are slinky and sexy. Kind of like the pictures of Jeri Ryan.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
DThis sounds amazing! I actually want to watch 10 seasons of it right now! But if Olivia Wilde is captain, who would you cast as her command crew?
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DrJump1962 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Truly Awesome! I love it and I love the fact that you took the time make a interesting mythology that stays true to the Trek Universe. Keep it up.
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Keyser94 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, is really good, but the name "Renata Castle" seem to be to chessy, a little naive name, never the less the photoshot is very well done and and the starship is really good.
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SmutBroker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the ship isn't mine and as for the name, it is cheesy. I like cheese.
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awhalpin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
in the immortal works of Bruce Almighty

B...E...A..UTIFUL.

love it all great idea, lokking for inspriation myself that his has really helped!
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malcite Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i do hope they get a new series going, been missing that since i finished deep space 9 myself
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