Star Trek Television

BACKGROUND:

I made this vintage television out of cardboard as a nostalgic piece about my Gen X childhood. I chose a scene from The original Star Trek Series which is one of the first things I remember watching on TV. I have always enjoyed the Star Trek series, and I think it did a great job of exploring futuristic possibilities, and social and cultural issues in an exciting Science Fiction context. Pictured are William Shatner as James T. Kirk, Deforest Kelley as Bones, and Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura.

More specifically, I remember thinking that Captain Kirk was my dad, while watching the tv as a little kid. My dad left the house when I was 3 because my parents got divorced. I was a little confused and when I saw Captain Kirk, and heard them saying "Jim!", I thought it was my dad on the tv. My dad was named Jim, and he kind of looked like that.