Two Enterprises: Star Trek's Iconic Starship as Studio Model and Celebrity

  title={Two Enterprises: Star Trek's Iconic Starship as Studio Model and Celebrity},
  author={Margaret A. Weitekamp},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  pages={13 - 2}
Abstract: The studio model of the USS Enterprise used in filming the original Star Trek television program (NBC, 1966–69) began as a simple prop but gained celebrity as the universe of all things Star Trek expanded over time. Analyzing how a filming miniature came to be treated as a television star highlights the dual nature of celebrity, which rests in the body of the actor and exists as a separate but overlapping phenomenon. Examining the celebrity of an inanimate object highlights how the… 
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