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Another piece of Star Trek history has made big money on the auction block. This time it was Kirk’s phaser rifle from the original series Star Trek pilot which sold at auction this weekend for $231,000 – a record for a Star Trek prop.
“Imagine being a Star Wars fan driving past Lucasfilm, and seeing the Millennium Falcon in a dumpster.” Would never happen, right? Well, it did. Only it wasn’t Star Wars, and it wasn’t that infamous Corellian freighter found in a trash heap, it was the bridge of the finest ship in the galaxy, the USS Enterprise-D. And the Star Trek fan that found it is named Huston Huddleston, and he’s currently working to restore the bridge set to its former glory. I talked at length with Huston about how he was able to acquire the Bridge, the details of how he started his project to restore the set, how the project is going, and the support he has gotten from fans and Star Trek professionals alike.
There are a couple of news updates from the world of Star Trek memorabilia and auctions. First up Profiles In History auction house is holding a massive auction in July which includes dozens of lots of rare (and pricey) Star Trek items. We also have an exclusive update on the original Galileo Shuttle from Star Trek, which sold at auction yesterday for $60,000.
Today a major piece of Star Trek history became available to the highest bidder. The Shuttlecraft Galileo from the original Star Trek series is up for auction. There is also a group that is trying to acquire the shuttle with plans to restore it and put it on display for the fans. More info below.
On Saturday Propworx is holding their second big Star Trek auction and this time it is being done entirely online. The auction will feature 257 lots with props, costumes, set pieces, set decoration and production art from all the Star Trek series, plus some of the movies. Lots will range from rare high-end items for collector to affordable lots for around $100. More details below.
There are a couple of new auctions of interest to Trekkies. First Premiere Props has over a dozen Star Trek lots in a movie auction this weekend, including a Leonard Nimoy worn ear tip. And Anovos is auctioning off (for charity) a TOS replica tunic seen on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. More details below.
Yesterday at the Creation Star Trek con in Vegas, Propworx held a Star Trek prop and costume auction and both big wallet collectors and bargain hunting newbies were able to take home some nice pieces of Star Trek history. There were also some surprises, like Data’s painting of Spot fetching $7000. More details on the event below.
Issue 28 of the official Star Trek Magazine should be available on newsstands this week. We have a preview with both covers, interior spreads, and excerpts, including Oscar-winning makeup artist Barney Burman talking about creating aliens for Star Trek. Check all that out below.
On Sunday there is going to be a live Star Trek auction at the Star Trek convention (you can also participate online). The original Star Trek memorabilia comes from the collections of a number of Star Trek vets, plus there are a number of pieces from Star Trek: The Experience. PropWorx CEO Alec Peters gave TrekMovie a guided tour of the preview on display in Vegas. Check out the video below.
Over the weekend The Heritage Auction Gallery held an auction including a number of Star Trek costumes. Bidding was fierce for some items, most notably Admiral Kirk’s jacket from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan which sold for $37,500. Full report from the event below.
This summer brings yet another opportunity to buy a piece of Star Trek history. The Heritage Auction Gallery is holding an auction next week which includes a number of Star Trek movie costumes, including Admiral Kirk’s jacket from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. More details below.
The second of this summer’s three big Star Trek auctions happened Sunday. The Julien’s auction was different in that it had fewer actual props and costumes and was mostly the Gene and Majel Roddenberry estate sale, along with a number of items from William Shatner. Overall, the auctions was a success for collectors because of reasonable prices, including the few 2009 Star Trek movie items.
On Sunday June 27th Julien’s will be holding a Star Trek Auction at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas with items from the Roddenberry estate, plus additional items from William Shatner and a collection of costumes and props from the Star Trek 2009 movie. All of the lots are now on display in Las Vegas, and there is a new video of Rod Roddenberry touring the Roddenberry estate collection. See that and more info below.
In June Julien’s Auctions will be holding an auction of items from the estate of Gene and Majel Roddenberry, from William Shatner and from JJ Abrams & Paramount. The lots, on auction to benefit charity, will range from personal items from Roddenberry’s office, to costumes from the 2009 Star Trek movie, to William Shatner’s motorcycle.
Last weekend CBS and PropWorx held a warehouse sale of assets of the former Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Former Borg cast member Vernon Wilmer has been working on a documentary about ST: The Experience and has just released an extended video from the event, including costumes being delivered to other ex cast members.
Saturday the Star Trek: The Experience warehouse sale took place in Las Vegas Nevada. According to Propworx, it was a big success with huge crowds and everything being sold. There are some nice videos from the event available to view, check them out below.
Two years ago a Star Trek fan sued Christie’s auction house and CBS claiming that a visor that he purchased at auction was falsely attributed as one worn by Brent Spiner on Star Trek The Next Generation. Even though the fan said Spiner was a witness to the false claim by Christies, he lost his final appeal yesterday. Details below.
In October, Profiles in History is holding the 37th Hollywood Auction, which includes a large number of rare pieces of Star Trek memorabilia, from original photos, props, costumes and more, ranging the entire span of Star Trek history. They are even auctioning off one of the first ever Apple Macintosh computers, which was a gift to Gene Roddenberry.
The history of Trek collectibles goes back over 40 years and with a new movie on the way, the amount and variety of Trek merchandise is only increasing. To help both newbies and hard core collectors, a new guidebook and magazine dedicated to Trek collectibles are on their way, and TrekMovie.com has an exclusive first look at both.
Last week we told fans that William Shatner, Star Trek’s first Captain Kirk, was holding an online autographing event at LiveAutographs.com. The event was held last Wednesday and some of the personalized videos from the event, including ones for TrekMovie.com editors, are now online.
Some parents and children share a common love of baseball or stamp collecting. For our six year old Nicky, it is a shared appreciation of autograph collecting and Star Trek. When the new Star Trek was announced back in in 2006, my wife Mary Jo and I thought it would be an interesting quest to try and get the autographs of everyone involved in the film for Nicky, this is our first progress report on that quest.