To boldly go under the hammer

Sci-Fi Wire reports that Christie’s are autioning some original Star Trek props from all the Trek series and films. Although my Trek days are very much behind me, it’s hard to shake off a certain frisson of nostalgia at the idea of owning:

“a miniature model of the U.S.S. Enterprise-A, seen in Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, which is expected to draw between $15,000 and $25,000; a Romulan Warbird ship used in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, estimated at $10,000 to $15,000; a replica of Capt. James T. Kirk’s command chair from the original series, which was made for the 1996 Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations,” $10,000-$15,000; Kirk’s (William Shatner) uniform from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, $7,000-$9,000; and Capt. Jean-Luc Picard’s (Patrick Stewart) jumpsuit uniform from Star Trek: The Next Generation, $8,000-$12,000.”

These are proper, iconic props, models and costumes not just some unidentifiable alien screwdriver. Christie’s has some highlights, with photos, here.

Of course, $15,000 is just a little too rich for my blood. And really, where would we put a Command Chair from a Klingon Bird of Prey?

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