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Old November 21 2012, 03:46 PM   #17
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Re: NewsCorp may buy Simon & Schuster

Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
Hey Todd, as an aside: where did you get your avatar? I LIKE it!
Ian, it comes from the Frank R. Paul-painted cover of the October, 1953 issue of Science-Fiction Plus, edited by Hugo Gernsback (the guy the Hugo Award is named after.)

I turned the image upside down, to make it all the more obvious that Roddenberry & Jefferies took inspiration from that illustration when designing the Starship Enterprise.

I like knowing there's a link between Gernsback & Paul (editor & cover artist, respectively) of the first-ever science fiction (or "scientifiction") magazine -- Amazing Stories -- and StarTrek.

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