Star Trek Enterprise Designer Dies

“Walter ‘Matt’ Jefferies, the art director who designed the original Enterprise vessel for the first Star Trek series has died, the official website of the sci-fi series has announced.” –Star Trek Enterprise Designer Dies (BBC)

True Star Trek nerds will know Jefferies from the eponymous “Jeffries Tube,” where Scotty was often found reversing the polarity of a thingy while staring into flashing lights.

The photo in the above story is actually of the Enterprise NCC-1701-A, from the fourth movie (if memory serves).