Star Trek Auction Seeks New Life and New C-Notes

Set your phasers to geeked.

A Santa Ana auction house begins taking bids at 10 a.m. Saturday for 257 lots of props, models and costumes from the original Star Trek television series and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise, as well as stuff from the movies Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Nemesis and Star Trek: Insurrection.

In-person inspections are welcome at Propworx's offices, 2941 W. MacArthur Blvd., Santa Ana.

But you don't have to boldly go where vatos, MainPlace mallrats and Weekly hacks go to bid on stuff. You can look over many items on the websites for Propworx or online auctioneer Live Auctioneers. To see it all, click here to download the online catalog. It's so 20th century, but you can also call 714.850.1207 for details.

The auction continues until all screen-used props, costumes, set pieces, concept art and crew gifts are sold in what Propworx bills as a "landmark auction." Items include: a matte painting from the "The Menagerie, Part 1" episode of the original TV series; the red uniform dress Long Beach-born actress Celeste Yarnall wore in that show's season two episode "The Apple"; and an Industrial Light and Magic-built model of the starship Excelsior for Star Trek III: The Search For Spock that was also later filmed as wreckage for the "starship graveyard" scene of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II."

Indeed, there are a ton of models, and even more weapons, including the alien "mace" used against Odo in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Emissary" and a Starfleet type-3 Cobrahead Phaser from Star Trek: Generations that has light production wear.

Auctioneers expect great interest to be shown even in items that are obviously not brand new, such as a tricorder medical device used in the movies Star Trek: Nemesis and Star Trek: First Contact. Besides showing wear from production use, it's missing the metal hand scanner. However, the sequencing lights activated by a magnetic reed switch on the door are fully functional.

Thank Zar for that.


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