I was GMing the session and they thought they would design a telepathic shielding helmet and get the replicator to make it. They were all expecting a Magneto-like helmet; then I posted the pic of the Spock helmet. We had to stop playing for 5 minutes because we couldn't stop chuckling.
I love this! A bunch of Galaxies artwork was also used in Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars RPG rulebooks. This was one of the paintings that popped up!
I don't know, honestly. The original writer probably has an idea what happened.