I don't know, is it weird to think about the destruction of a favorite television show prop?
I kind of had thoughts about that today after seeing the NCIS season finale last night. If you didn't see it, things ended with a blast (literally). I'm not referring to Abby's CAFE POW cups, or the retina scanner for MTAC, I am referring to a simple framed artwork that stood in between a couple of the windows on the main office floor of NCIS. It is a lithograph of a painting done by aviation artist Mark Waki of a space shuttle lifting off called "T plus 30"
Now many of you know I like shuttles, so seeing this artwork on the set in the distance for the past several seasons was kind of comforting. Last season, the artwork got moved to a different wall, but got moved back to its original location after they redressed the set after DiNozzo's flashback episode. I'm honestly not entirely sure why NCIS would have it unless it was something in Mark Harmon's collection from when he was a cast member in "From the Earth to the Moon". Yes, Naval officers have been a part of the space program, but it was one of those props where you had to wonder what the story was behind it. It seemed like an odd artwork to have in an office building in DC.
I liked that artwork so much I obtained a copy of it from ATK (my first "replica" prop you could say, but I need to find the proper frame for it so I can hang it from my wall). It would be a shame if the original got "destroyed" on screen.