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Matt Jeffries, designer of original Starship Enterprise, dead at 82


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Peter McM

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Posted July 21 2003 - 12:33 PM

Jeffries was Art Director for the original Star Trek series 1966-1969 and his influence is evident in designs today. The well-known "Jeffries tube", access tunnels on all vessels, were named in his honor.

My condolences to the entire Star Trek family.
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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted July 21 2003 - 05:00 PM

A brilliant designer, a true loss

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted July 22 2003 - 03:07 AM

Sorry to hear this news! Matt must have been very proud, considering how long-lived his designs continue to be! Designer of the one-n-only NCC-1701. (No bloody A...b...)

Rest in peace Matt!

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted July 22 2003 - 05:13 AM

> The well-known "Jeffries tube", access tunnels on all vessels, were named in his honor

Interesting. I always assumed that name came from a fictional character.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted July 22 2003 - 10:00 AM

His design was instantly recognizable. Even to non fans. He made the Enterprise as much a character of the show as the actors.

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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Peter McM

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Posted July 23 2003 - 12:12 AM

For those who may not know, the shooting model of the U.S.S. Enterprise used in the original series is now on permanent display in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. It measures somewhere beween 9 to 12 feet in length--I can't remember exactly.
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