This is a wallpaper of the original U.S.S. Enterprise from the 60’s Star Trek. I found it online at the Star Trek LCARS Blueprint Database, the link for which is in the Web Sites section of this page. Drawn by an artist called Aridas Sofia, it captures the simplicity and majesty of the ships’ design and shows yet again the dedication the show has inspired in fans over the years.

Designed by Walter “Matt” Jefferies, it was a trend setter for science fiction spacecraft design as Mr. Jefferies was a pilot and had a keen understanding of engineering, which definitely showed with this ground breaking design. For example, how many of you know that the Enterprise was designed in such a way that no one would ever have to go E.V.A?

The design incorporated the idea that everything could be repaired or replaced from inside the ship. It sounds simple enough in hindsight, but at the time it was a brilliant and innovative idea which set the trend for the Star Trek franchise and which every spacecraft designer, both fictional and real world, have emulated since.

It’s a classic.

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