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Starfleet surplus rummage sale! Bargains, bargains, bargains! Own Captain Picard's desk! Power your starship with dilithium crystals straight from Rura Penthe! Build your own Borg! Everything must go!
posted by Faint of Butt (38 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I predict boners. Lots of boners.
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:12 AM on September 28, 2006


Ten years ago I would have sold other people's children for this stuff, especially the concept art. I'm better now.

Oh shit! Romulan Senate chairs!?! I didn't need to eat this month anyway.
posted by Science! at 7:14 AM on September 28, 2006


Seems to me they are DRASTICALLY underestimating the value of Picard's desk. I would think that tech executives would be falling all over themselves for it.
posted by empath at 7:19 AM on September 28, 2006


*nerdgasm*
posted by slimepuppy at 7:21 AM on September 28, 2006


$800-1200? You'd probably pay that much for the desk without any association to Star Trek.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:23 AM on September 28, 2006


I feel so dirty for wanting any of this stuff. But really, I want it all. Especially the chairs.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:29 AM on September 28, 2006


Meh. The desk is from the Enterprise-E. If it was from the Enterprise-D, then I could see a more inflated price.
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:30 AM on September 28, 2006


I can get rid of my bed and just put this on the wall.

Oh I better get two, so my wife does not have to sleep in the garage.
posted by Danf at 7:31 AM on September 28, 2006


Somehow I don't think your wife will be the one sleeping in the garage...
posted by blue_beetle at 8:02 AM on September 28, 2006


All of this stuff should be in a "Star Trek" museum somewhere like Vegas or Orlando, I'm sure it would be a popular money making attraction.
posted by wtfchuck at 8:04 AM on September 28, 2006


Damn. This is Christmas shopping for me and my friends.
posted by grubi at 8:04 AM on September 28, 2006


Call me a nerd, but this is pretty cool!
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 8:05 AM on September 28, 2006


Why is this called 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection when everything seems to be from the crappy TNG movies or Enterprise? They should call it 10 Years of Star Trek: The Schiavo Era.

Where can I bid on the Cardassian shark that Chakotay rode on while jumping over Russell Watson singing "Faith of the Heart" in episode 74656 of ST:YAHPOSSS?
posted by designbot at 8:13 AM on September 28, 2006


Just in time for Halloween.
posted by poppo at 8:17 AM on September 28, 2006


Hey cynicalknight! Stop stealin' my schtick! :)
posted by Jofus at 8:17 AM on September 28, 2006


And the award for best explanation for damage goes to a chair:

"Whenever the ship is hit by an enemy disruptor blast or a dilithium overload, the control panels on the bridge always seem to explode in sparks. Not only is this hazardous to the bridge crew, it can damage the upholstery on the chairs."

(Good thing my aesthetic leans more towards TOS, otherwise I'd be all envious.)
posted by cobaltnine at 8:34 AM on September 28, 2006




monju_bosatsu: Yeah, some of this stuff is reasonably priced just as ordinary furniture.

Then there are the badges, which are apparently worth about as much as four chairs. Weird.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 9:26 AM on September 28, 2006


That doesn't entirely surprise me. A fanboy can imagine himself wearing a badge to the next convention and being able to say it's genuine. A fanboy can't imagine so much hefting the chairs around or (stereotype alert!) finding room for them in his parents' basement.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:29 AM on September 28, 2006


SHwinNG! (hurray 4 low cashflow :S)
posted by borq at 9:36 AM on September 28, 2006


74656, designbot? Don't pretend not to be madly in love with Trek, your offhand reference to the registry number of the U.S.S. Voyager (Intrepid class) clearly belies otherwise.
posted by cacophony at 9:40 AM on September 28, 2006


Oh man! I see my Halloween costume this year....... well if I could afford $800 for a costume.

"You will be assimilated.. now get me a beer!"
posted by elendil71 at 9:53 AM on September 28, 2006


To the average person, it's just a clump of imperfect, chipped, quartz crystals. In fact, it is a clump of imperfect, chipped quartz. But to a Star Trek fan, it's as close as you can get to a real dilithium crystal

$500 for a clump of imperfect chipped quartz.
posted by eustacescrubb at 9:59 AM on September 28, 2006


I'm not even that big a Trek fan, but how cool would it be to get one of these, gut it, and put in the workings from a cell phone.

A better question might be, how many people would even notice?
posted by quin at 10:06 AM on September 28, 2006


Gold-pressed latinum!, just 200-300 dollars.
posted by Kickstart70 at 10:10 AM on September 28, 2006


Stop stealin' my schtick!

Boner Forecasting ( or "Erectus Predictus" as it was known in ancient Latin ) exists for the benefit of all mankind.
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:15 AM on September 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


I think they've underestimated what this stuff will sell for by a factor of two or three, on average.
posted by solid-one-love at 10:41 AM on September 28, 2006


they've underestimated what this stuff will sell for

Perhaps to generate excitement and get more people involved in the bidding process?
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:47 AM on September 28, 2006


Why is this called 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection when everything seems to be from the crappy TNG movies or Enterprise?

change the sort order to sort by estimated price to find the really good stuff, like the six-foot effects model of the enterprise-D, shatner's uniform (with apparently nimoy's boots), and other "omg" stuff.
posted by sergeant sandwich at 11:20 AM on September 28, 2006


Self-sealing stem bolt!
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:17 PM on September 28, 2006


as cool as it is, it seems kinda sad that paramount is just selling it all to the highest bidder. i'd think it would all want to saved/preserved. :(
posted by virga at 1:00 PM on September 28, 2006


I suppose the best-case scenario, virga, is that it all gets bought up by some wealthy fan or coalition of fans, and then put in a museum. At least it's not going to just rot in a studio warehouse and be cannibalized for parts in twenty years.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:21 PM on September 28, 2006


This is a fashion statement that needs to be more widespread.
posted by COBRA! at 1:38 PM on September 28, 2006


Who's writing copy for this stuff at Christie's?... some of the descriptions are pretty funny.
posted by squidfartz at 1:45 PM on September 28, 2006


Damn, the furniture seems cheaper than going to Ikea, and is probably better-made. I could use a coffee table or two.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:02 PM on September 28, 2006


This should be mine. I need a new desk, anyway.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:03 PM on September 28, 2006


OMG WANT PLEASE
posted by etoile at 12:22 PM on September 29, 2006


OMFG=
SEVEN OF NINE's JUMP SUIT

For an estimate of 2k, Let's all pitch in 38$, then fifty two people (fanboyz) can each look forward to "having it" for one week a year! First come first served. ehehe
posted by xtian at 9:31 AM on September 30, 2006


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