xoxoxoBruce Monday Nov 1 12:47 AM
Nov 1, 2010: Spacey Hood Doodad
This is the drawing submitted to the US Patent Office in 1951, by Alexander S. Tremulis.
SPUCK Monday Nov 1 05:59 AM
!!! That hood ornament was an earlier Enterprise.
newtimer Monday Nov 1 08:54 AM
Wow! I always wondered why there was a sensor dish on the front of the Tucker Torpedo's hood.
glatt Monday Nov 1 09:16 AM
I immediately thought of the Enterprise when I saw the hood ornament. Pretty cool!
Clodfobble Monday Nov 1 09:24 AM
Yeah, I thought the story was going to be that the guy was now suing the Star Trek folks because he came up with the ship design back in the 50s.
Happy Monkey Monday Nov 1 10:49 AM
What on Earth (or any Federation planet) is the purpose of a patent for a hood ornament? It's nonfunctional design, shouldn't it be a copyright or trademark?
Trilby Monday Nov 1 10:57 AM
I want that cool red car.
glatt Monday Nov 1 11:03 AM
monster Monday Nov 1 11:20 AM
That hood ornament would look most excellent on my Windstar.
wolf Monday Nov 1 11:31 AM
Now I want to find my copy of Gene Roddenberry's Inside Star Trek and Making of Star Trek to see if he mentions Tremulis in the section on determining the design of the Enterprise. I don't remember his name in there, though.
TomBow Monday Nov 1 01:06 PM
It is a nice yarn, but I think it has the making of an urban legend.
Trilby Monday Nov 1 01:14 PM
spudcon Monday Nov 1 01:36 PM
Hey! Just because I have a pocket protector, glasses held together with scotch tape, a booger smeared on my back, and a Star Trek shirt doesn't mean I'm a nerd!
monster Monday Nov 1 01:39 PM
Matt Jeffries is credited with the design of the enterprise in most of the articles I've seen. Question is, did he steal the design? Hmmm?
wolf Monday Nov 1 02:16 PM
Inside Star Trek has the original drawings ... first one looked like a baseball with a couple of engine nacelles poked into it, as I recall.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Nov 1 04:04 PM
He was a busy guy, in '44, spaceships.
SPUCK Tuesday Nov 2 06:16 AM
That hood ornament is the last one you'd want to see if you were an unfortunate pedestrian.
wolf Friday Nov 5 11:33 PM
In the early 80s I had an FM stereo radio headset that looked a lot like those earmuffs. Great programming accessory.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Nov 6 10:04 AM
By the way, did you know Vulcan is in Canada? It are, it are!