Inspired once again by reading Doug Drexler’s blog, I went digging and found this photo:
This was the restored "prop" of the Shuttlecraft Galileo from the original Star Trek series. It was restored in the early-mid 1980s by a person or party whose name I can’t remember, and displayed at the Creation Star Trek 20th Anniversary Convention in L.A. in 1986. The area around the shuttlecraft was cordoned off, and even though I stepped back as far as I could, I still couldn’t get the entire thing into a single shot with my crappy 110 camera. Therefore, I took two shots and tried to marry them up. Didn’t quite work out.
EDIT: Friend David Mack () took my photo and "fixed" it with some of that PhotoShop-Fu. Now when you click on the pic, you get a cleaned-up version. Thanks, dude!
There are a couple of threads on Doug’s blog about the Galileo, with folks trying to determine the shuttle’s current situation/ultimate fate, which if you’re an old-school Trek fan will break your heart:
Lots of really cool stuff on Doug’s blog. It’s making me want to go digging in The Vault and see what goodies I can unearth.