Sunday, April 16, 2017

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Blogging: Treat Her Like a Lady...


Over Spring Break this past week, Kathryn, Joel and I, along with my parents, made a pilgrimage to Washington D.C. 

We visited, among other stops, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

While we were there, we viewed the model of the U.S.S. Enterprise used in the original Star Trek series (1966-1969). 

It was amazing to see this huge, lovely miniature, in person, and I wanted to share some photos with everyone here today.





5 comments:

  1. John, it must have been extremely special to be so close to the original 1701 eleven foot model. Glad you posted your photos. I have always felt some other science-fiction television models that belong in a museum are the Alpha Moonbase model and the Eagle Transporter models from Space:1999 These all are currently owned by fans and temporarily displayed at conventions.

    SGB

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  2. I think the original 44" Eagle Transporter studio model from the Space:1999 series plus the Enterprise-Refit studio model from Star Trek:The Motion Picture should both be in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum with the original 11 foot Enterprise studio model.

    SGB

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    1. They motion picture Enterprise won't be as it is not as 'important' as the original, and best, version. The Eagle is from a series that is not part of popular culture. This is not to take away from your affections for them, of course.

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    2. Sorry, SGB, I forgot to include this: There are a few staff members at the museum who feel that the Enterprise model should not be there since it's from a fictional place. My feeling is that if the SASM is to allow at least one machine from the non-real world then it should be the original Enterprise miniature.

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  3. Thanks for the photos, John!
    I really would like to see this in person. That must have been a great day for you and the family.
    Steve

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