Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Robert McCall was one of the production illustrators employed by Entertainment Effects Group, on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. A very important part of his responsibilities was the pre-production visualization for the producers of the movie and the interactions with various set pieces and concepts.

One of Robert’s paintings was on display in a lounge on board the USS Enterprise in The Motion Picture.

Robert was brought in on the production team in, March of 1979 by Visual Effects Director, Douglas Trumball whom he had previously worked with on 2001: A Space Odyssey.

H. Lester Cooke, National Gallery of Art curator, said Mr. McCall had “the quality and scope of imagination to travel in space, and carry us along with him.”

Noted science fiction writer Isaac Asimov called Mr. McCall “the nearest thing we have to an artist in residence in outer space.”