I’ve been having one hell of a fun time reading Doug Drexler’s blog, in which he offers up pictures and anecdotes from his rather lengthy and storied association with Star Trek. Some of the stuff he’s put up dealing with the original series has been fantastic.
Some of the recent discussions made me pull out an old photo album and retrieve a couple of pictures I took back in 1986. During my first-evah visit to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., I was excited to discover the filming model of the Enterprise from the original series, hanging on proud display in one of the galleries. For those wondering, it was Gallery 113, at the extreme east end of the building on the first floor, near the Moon Lander exhibit and what is now the entrance to the food court. I took these pictures with my crappy little 110 camera:
(This was prior to the major restoration work performed on the model. Note the crappy nacelle end caps and the replacement deflector dish which is not the same shape as the one used during filming of the series. All that was redone during the later restoration.)
I know I have other shots somewhere, as well as a whole bunch of newer pics from where the model now resides in the museum’s lower level book/gift store. You know, like this one:
Anyway, I just sorta felt like sharing. Embrace the nerdity.