Michael Minor

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Michael Minor
Born(1940-09-25)September 25, 1940
DiedMay 4, 1987(1987-05-04) (aged 46)
OccupationIllustrator, Art director

Michael Minor (September 25, 1940 – May 4, 1987) was an illustrator and art director on Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Minor, along with Joseph Jennings, Andrew Probert, Douglas Trumbull and Harold Michelson, designed the refit USS Enterprise for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, based on Matt Jefferies' original USS Enterprise design for the television series.

When Harve Bennett, a new Paramount television producer, was hired to create a cheaper, better sequel to The Motion Picture, he chose Minor to help shape the art direction.[1]

Minor won an Emmy Award nomination for his visual effects work on the acclaimed 1983 mini-series The Winds of War.[2] He would later garner an Emmy nomination in "Outstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special" for The Winds of War.

Other credits include work on The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981), the 1982 fantasy film The Beastmaster, and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985).


  1. ^ Anderson, Kay (1982). "'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan': How the TV series became a hit movie, at last". Cinefantastique. 12 (5–6): 53.
  2. ^ Newsweek, August 10, 1987, UNITED STATES EDITION SECTION: SPECIAL REPORT; One Year In The Epidemic; May 1987; Pg. 35

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