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Old March 26 2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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Jeffries Space Suit Drawing

Here's a little gem I ran across that I hadn't seen before:



It's not much, obviously, but it's a Jeffries drawing I hadn't seen anywhere else, and I tend to watch for such things. If it's been posted previously, my apologies.

The original context is YourProps.com. There are some other nifty artifacts there, as well.

Enjoy.
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Old March 26 2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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Obviously of Alpha Centauri design
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Old March 26 2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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And pretty darn close to what we see in "Tholian Web."
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Old March 26 2011, 05:32 PM   #4
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Re: Jeffries Space Suit Drawing

It looks like the figure is using some kind of "thruster gun" to maneuver in space? I recall seeing "real" concepts for such things for future use from back in the 50's and 60's, so it looks like MJ was doing his homework? Great post!
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Old March 26 2011, 05:35 PM   #5
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Re: Jeffries Space Suit Drawing

This is an original drawing by Matt Jefferies of two figures for possible use in the original Star Trek series. One drawing is of a centaur-like figure, the other a space suit which looks similar to the space suit used in "The Tholian Web".
The spacesuited figure does look like a rough early sketch for the suits that were used in “The Tholian Web.” But how did Jefferies think the centaur could be done believably on a Trek-episode budget? Even Janos Prohaska had only two arms and two legs!
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Old March 26 2011, 10:21 PM   #6
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What, the man's not allowed to doodle occasionally?
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Old March 27 2011, 07:27 AM   #7
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No, he is not.
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Old March 27 2011, 06:45 PM   #8
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^It probably was just a doodle, or at best, a bit of a set dressing MJ was musing over? Maybe he was thinking the space suit was manufactured by a company on Alpha Centauri, and this was the logo?
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Old March 27 2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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Captain Robert April wrote: View Post
What, the man's not allowed to doodle occasionally?
Not in public!
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Old March 27 2011, 07:18 PM   #10
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*cough*wang thruster*cough*
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Old March 28 2011, 07:11 PM   #11
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I may be mistaken here but...

Weren't the Tholian Web spacesuits off the rack?
Meaning, they weren't designed and built for TOS they were a re-use of an existing suit, and then modified for TOS? Didn't they make an earlier appearance in the "I Love Lucy" Martian eps? Or some other program?

I'm just saying cuz it's not as if MJ designed the suit himself, it was a re-use. Not that he couldn't have still doodled it anyway...
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Old March 28 2011, 08:19 PM   #12
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According to Memory Alpha, they were designed by Theiss for the episode.

Whether that's right or not, *someone* isn't too fond of peripheral vision!
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Old March 28 2011, 08:26 PM   #13
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Lanny77 wrote: View Post
*cough*wang thruster*cough*
Thanks for that - I just spewed coffee on my keyboard.
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Old March 28 2011, 08:55 PM   #14
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Lanny77 wrote: View Post
*cough*wang thruster*cough*
Nice.
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Old March 28 2011, 09:46 PM   #15
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Waist Attached Null Gravity thruster.
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