(written from a Production point of view)
Stephen "Steve" P. Burg, born in New Jersey and a alumni of the Film Graphics and Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts, is a designer and a self-taught illustrator who originally designed the Promellian battle cruiser for Ron Thornton in 1986 for the movie Night of the Creeps, which was later reused for the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "Booby Trap". Burg, a member of Foundation Imaging, also made conceptual artwork for the USS Voyager's crash landing in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Timeless"  as well as creating with Dan Curry and John Teska Species 8472 for Voyager (VOY Season 4 DVD special feature "The Birth of Species 8472"), and on which he authored an article for the UK publication Effects Special. In 2001 he worked as visual effects art director on the Director's cut version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and was interviewed for Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 2.
Burg worked as animator, conceptual artist, illustrator, and storyboard artist on projects such as the adventure The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), the horror film The Wraith (1986), the science fiction adventure The Abyss (1989), the science fiction film Total Recall (1990), the science fiction sequel Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), J. Michael Straczynski's television series Babylon 5 (1993), the science fiction films Contact (1997) and The Matrix (1999), the animated Titan A.E. (2000), Bryan Singer's superhero adaptation X-Men (2000), the science fiction comedy Evolution (2001), the remake The Time Machine (2002), the fantasy film The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), the science fiction film AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004), and more recently the Alien prequel Prometheus (2012).
- "Species 8472–design concept", Effects Special, Volume 1.1, 1998, pp. 60-66
- "Behind the Scenes: Designing Species 8472", Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 2, 2001, pp. 27-33