"The USS Enterprise NCC-1701"

by Michael Boss
Casein on Board
12" X 16"

Third in a series of Star Trek: The Original Series spaceship paintings

When Star Trek appeared in 1966, like so many other Boomers, I was smitten with the USS Enterprise. The late Walt or Matt Jeffries' design, is a major icon of television, space, science fiction, modeling and even art.

Unsure what to depict from space, I finally lifted this version from an older series of my space paintings from 1974. The background employs a loose Crab Nebula and a greenish planet.

When finished, Kirk's final words in Star Trek: The Motion Picture made me smile. Uhura. "Heading, sir?" And with a slight pause,"out there...thataway!"