I'm sure you know by now that I love things that make fiction seem real -- and in line with this, I've always wanted my own Star Trek props!!! Since the actual ones can go for thousands of dollars, and I am a poor college student, I must be creative and make my own: and designing a poster is pretty easy, especially when I've been practicing with Inkscape and Vector art for the last year.
|(To the right of the right-most Vulcan's head) Screen cap from "Stigma"|
This idea started as a poster seen in the background of the ST: Enterprise episode "Stigma" at the Vulcan offices at an alien Medical Conference. It may have been reused again in a later episode, in the background of a Vulcan ship's sickbay. (Oh hey look, it was!)
|(To the left of T'Pol's head on the wall.) Screen cap from "Impulse"|
Well as you can see, it didn't get much screen time or detail on screen - but luckily, when a bunch of Star Trek props were sold at "Christie's Hollywood Auctions" -- these medical posters were among the items sold. In fact, these two listed below sold for $2,640. Another similar medical poster also used in these two episodes sold for a whopping $20,211.99, which was even more than most Trek prop-collector-experts expected!
|(Picture of the prop, from the auction. Too low quality to print up :/)|
For the sake of being thorough, even though most of my friends that read this probably won't care, the auction listing read:
"Two posters mounted on black sheet plastic, each depicting a stylized medical diagram featuring Vulcan script writing with paint oversprayed to simulate age, both -- 22x22in. -- designed by Timothy Earls and featured in the Vulcan medical center in "Stigma" in Star Trek: Enterprise and again in the doomed Vulcan ship in "Impulse" in Star Trek: Enterprise (2)"
Anyway, I think I'll print up my version (which is even higher resolution than I uploaded here) and put it on my wall! Lol
Video of the Day: Yellowtail Wine commercial: "Go To" -- haha, this was on TV the whole morning during Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. It's very retro-modern art-sy. My favorite line would have to be "I just love that Kangaroo-- " Zips Pride baby!
Song of the Day: "Lighters" by Eminem ft. Bruno Mars. The song is kinda catchy, I can't help but think wow is Eminem old, and why did Bruno Mars have to be a crack addict. My favorite line is in direct violation of one of my petpeeves, which is songs that rhyme the same word with themselves: "Had a dream, I was king; I woke up, still king..." Haha, the video is pretty bland -- with the exception of that awesome underground abandoned tunnel/hidden passage in Eminems living room!? Metaphor or not, me wants.