I was looking for images to accompany a talk I will be giving in early May on religion in Star Trek and Doctor Who, and found something that was not what I was looking for, but is definitely worth sharing. An artist took the painting “The First Mourning” – which depicts Adam and Eve mourning for Abel, their son, who in the Biblical narrative is the first human being ever to be killed – and substituted a redshirt. Here is the result:
The intersection of religion and science fiction produces all sorts of fascinating things!
Click through to see the image side by side with the original, or to read more about the artist. And go to the site for the competition that the painting was made for to see many other combinations of Star Trek characters with classic works of art.