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Old January 10 2013, 12:09 PM   #57
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Re: Star Trek/Lost In Space: Any Difference?

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IMHO, he should have been doing the blueprints for the Jupiter 2 from "Lost in Space" and then, some passionate Star Trek fan should have taken the inspiration to do blueprints of the Enterprise and a technical manual.
Given the fantastic job Franz Joseph did on the original blueprints, I think things worked out just fine. He truly blazed the path for all the blueprinters that followed.

His blueprints were an act of love for his daughter, who was a fan.

Agreed! Whatever their differences with the actual sets and miniatures, the FJ Blueprints were a masterpiece of sci-fi art. As a kid I got literally hours of pleasure pouring over them and imagining myself aboard the ship.

FJ made a lot of money on the Blueprints and Technical Manual. So much so that the Roddenberrys regretted giving him publishing permission for free (as I read somewhere, can't recall where). This was before TMP got greenlighted, and FJ was getting rich at the very time the Rodd's were going broke.
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