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posted by troy (50 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Item # 377 – Tom Zarek's Pocket Knife
Small knife used by Tom Zarek on Kobol in the Season 2 episode "Home, Part I." Measures 4.25" long with "CRKT" on the blade.
Ha! I have this exact knife.
posted by odinsdream at 5:32 PM on December 6, 2008


Item # 441 – Felix Gaeta's Retractable Bloodied Stabbing Pen
Awesome...
posted by odinsdream at 5:35 PM on December 6, 2008


Keeping a Viper in my living room is definitely worth the $60,000
posted by Deflagro at 5:38 PM on December 6, 2008


Item # 741 – Adama's Ship Model
...this is the model he destroyed...


Oh man this is too good.
posted by odinsdream at 5:41 PM on December 6, 2008


Item # 741 – Adama's Ship Model
...this is the model he destroyed...


According to the podcast, he wasn't supposed to break it. Edward James Olmos just got caught up in the moment and did it unannounced. Apparently, it was a very expensive model on loan, and the prop guys were horrified. I guess they want to get some of their money back.
posted by designbot at 6:04 PM on December 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh my cylon god.
posted by liquorice at 6:06 PM on December 6, 2008


Totally geeking out over here. What does it mean when an item is labeled "hero version"?
posted by ottereroticist at 6:09 PM on December 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Aha.
posted by ottereroticist at 6:15 PM on December 6, 2008


I'm guessing they're doing this to drum up interest for the second half of the final season, which begins airing in January. BG needs all the publicity it can get at this point, as the show's quality has been on such a sad, sad, steady decline for the past two and a half seasons or so. For a series that I instantly loved - and I watch very few shows loyally - I'm having trouble caring about the final episodes at all. They'll need to really catch my attention (Earth, anyone?) & quit it with the soap opera bullshit for me to make it through to the end. Okay, I'll probably watch through the end, but I wish I could be excited about it.

I do want the props, though.
posted by item at 6:16 PM on December 6, 2008


*drools*
posted by fuzzbean at 6:17 PM on December 6, 2008


What does it mean when an item is labeled "hero version"?

Hero props are the highly detailed props that are usually on-camera and handled by key characters.
posted by cazoo at 6:20 PM on December 6, 2008


What does it mean when an item is labeled "hero version"?

Eh, I get that all the time. Rescue one airplane full of orphans on their way to get organ transplants from the hands of well-equipped terrorists...
posted by item at 6:24 PM on December 6, 2008


I'm guessing they're doing this to drum up interest for the second half of the final season, which begins airing in January. BG needs all the publicity it can get at this

Actually, I would think it would need publicity less than ever before, since it's going off the air...except that with at least one TV movie and a spinoff series coming, it's not. For a show that's been canceled, it's in pretty good health.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:26 PM on December 6, 2008


Hints about the last cylon???
posted by grobstein at 6:45 PM on December 6, 2008


Oh my.
posted by rtha at 6:57 PM on December 6, 2008


Also includes gray undershirt padding for fat suit, belt, and black shoes.
posted by zippy at 7:03 PM on December 6, 2008


I call dibs. See you in the next quadrant, suckers.

Item # 417 – FTL Key

A silver FTL key as first seen in the Miniseries. The key is inserted and turned to engage a battlestar's "faster than light" engines. Working condition
posted by zippy at 7:13 PM on December 6, 2008 [4 favorites]


I hope the last half of the season ties up a lot of plot holes. The writers have really dug themselves in deep.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:20 PM on December 6, 2008


I don't see Boomer's underwear listed. I am sad.
posted by schwa at 7:20 PM on December 6, 2008


When did she wear underwear?
posted by orthogonality at 7:24 PM on December 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


I'm guessing they're doing this to drum up interest for the second half of the final season, which begins airing in January.

I'm guessing they're done filming.

BG needs all the publicity it can get at this point, as the show's quality has been on such a sad, sad, steady decline for the past two and a half seasons or so.

Opinions are like assholes, of course, and thank god over the internet we can't smell the dizzying welter of opinions we feel so compelled to share, but for what it's worth: nonsense.

Although, like BP says, I hope things can be tied up reasonably neatly without too much of the ol' deus ex.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:26 PM on December 6, 2008


It's got to be KlkmdJreglFgneohpx

(Rot-13'd in case anyone thinks it's a spoiler.)
posted by orthogonality at 7:39 PM on December 6, 2008


It is not XyxzqWerty!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:52 PM on December 6, 2008


For like a month, I thought BSG was over. I was walking around in a haze of "WTF?" I thought maybe they were making some kind of statement by not revealing the final model, even though it was promised. I thought the implication being that it could have been anyone.

I am glad to see I was just dumb,
posted by cjorgensen at 7:55 PM on December 6, 2008


When I saw that there were many, many of the prop costumes for auction I decided to guess what would be expected to fetch the highest price. I guessed Six's red dress. And, indeed, it is expected that either Six's red dress or Kara Thrace's flightsuit will fetch the most.

I guessed the red dress 'cause it's the one dudes would most likely, you know, do stuff with.

I suppose Kara Thrace's flightsuit could fit too.

Ewww.
posted by Justinian at 7:58 PM on December 6, 2008


Item # 778 – Dradis Displays
The Dradis Array hung over the Command Table in CIC. On it all the vital information of the tactical situation was displayed. It had a total of ten monitors, arrayed in groups of two, a larger unit holding two monitors over a lower unit holding one monitor. This lot contains one of each unit, representing one fifth of the Dradis array. The monitors are in working condition, and this lot will come with a disk of static images so the winner can hook the array to a computer and have the images displayed. Large monitor measures 33" x 21" x 8". Small unit measures 13.5" x 17" x 5.25".
How cool is that!!
posted by odinsdream at 9:15 PM on December 6, 2008


Apparently, it was a very expensive model on loan, and the prop guys were horrified.

That is interesting. I am going to look for that podcast. It does not look like much of a loss. A modestly built Third-rate, with not much attention paid to detail.

Someone should have explained to the prop guys that the correct way to display a model ship is in a glass case with a weighted bottom secured to a dedicated piece of furniture.

Thank goodness it was not a Prisoner-of-war model.

Also, the descriptions (or lack of) for many of the lots is awful. Basic information is not provided (e.g., a pre-sale estimate of $2000 - $3000 for #740 Bookshelf and they have not bothered to even list what type of wood. Very basic information. This is because “Plywood covered with 18 layers of varnish” might deter people from bidding).
posted by mlis at 9:35 PM on December 6, 2008


Opinions are like assholes, of course

Of course. And because my opinion isn't like yours, it's wrong. I'm so sorry to have crossed you, and I'll cut myself with a sharp RAZOR (ha!) every time I start thinking that 2 out of every 3 episodes of BG were complete shit.

Again, so so sorry.
posted by item at 9:41 PM on December 6, 2008


Hints about the last cylon???

The $5000 estimate on this incidental prop makes me go "hmm."
posted by bunnytricks at 9:49 PM on December 6, 2008


The series needed tighter editing/planning and I think it has suffered as a result. Like Blaze said, We'll see.
posted by mlis at 9:59 PM on December 6, 2008


Of course. And because my opinion isn't like yours, it's wrong.

Not at all. In fact, my point was precisely that because Internet Opinions are worthless, and because every single person has one and can't be restrained from trumpeting it, that mine, whether or not it agrees with yours, is just as worthless as any other.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:01 PM on December 6, 2008


I'm so sorry to have crossed you, and I'll cut myself with a sharp RAZOR (ha!) every time I start thinking that 2 out of every 3 episodes of BG were complete shit.

Thanks for for your valued contribution to the thread, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

BSG wasn't "cancelled" so much as "4 seasons is enough." I am very glad it is ending, it has been drawn out long enough as it is, it could indeed afford to lose about half of season 3 as well. Episodes like "Hero" I just delete and pretend don't exist, it's just better that way.
posted by mek at 10:21 PM on December 6, 2008


Not at all. In fact, my point was precisely that because Internet Opinions are worthless, and because every single person has one and can't be restrained from trumpeting it, that mine, whether or not it agrees with yours, is just as worthless as any other.

Your explanation lends new light to your comment, so I'll point my missiles away from the south of Korea.

Battlestar still jumped the shark, though. I'm honestly glad someone was able to be entertained by it, though, so all's not lost on this beautiful December evening.
posted by item at 10:26 PM on December 6, 2008


Thanks for for your valued contribution to the thread, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

You're welcome. Also, I heard recently that opinions are like assholes, so if you have an opinion, you're an asshole. Or something like that. Don't be an asshole.
posted by item at 10:29 PM on December 6, 2008


Next asshole with an opinion goes out the airlock.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:58 PM on December 6, 2008


Next asshole with an opinion goes out the airlock.

Laura Roslin has a sockpuppet?
posted by fuzzbean at 11:16 PM on December 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


This might just be the best thing ever. What is there, about $2m of props there? Geez...
posted by joshrholloway at 11:38 PM on December 6, 2008


Your explanation lends new light to your comment, so I'll point my missiles away from the south of Korea.

I thank you, sir. Returning to Defcon 1.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:34 AM on December 7, 2008


If only I had thousands of dollars to spend on the best Halloween costume ever.
posted by Lokisbane at 1:24 AM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


(Stav: defcon one is the bad one)
posted by Faux Real at 2:11 AM on December 7, 2008


Oops. Defcon 14, then!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:42 AM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Either way, set condition two across the fleet.
posted by Faux Real at 11:02 AM on December 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


If we weren't in a recession I'd buy some of this stuff.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:49 AM on December 7, 2008


I suppose Kara Thrace's flightsuit could fit too....Ewww.

Would you settle for Baltar's boxers?
posted by zippy at 2:23 PM on December 7, 2008


Would you settle for Baltar's boxers?

Hah! You'll notice they don't sell any of the female cast's underwear. Sexists!

posted by Justinian at 3:38 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I would buy a Raptor and a Cylon Raider, but where would I put them both?
posted by crossoverman at 6:01 PM on December 7, 2008


If you're a BSG fan I think you will appreciate this hilarious catch-up trailer that came out today. At 13 minutes it's not so much a teaser but more of a concentrated nugget of pure spoiler with density greater than that of a neutron star. (So, like, if there is any portion of the series you have not yet seen, and intend to do so in the future, don't watch this.)
posted by Rhomboid at 5:06 PM on December 8, 2008


Previously, on Metastar Filacterca. Have I made this joke before? All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.

Looks like they expanded the 8-minute spoiler-recap to 13-minutes. I'm not dedicated enough to go through and see what's new. Volunteers.
posted by grobstein at 8:11 PM on December 8, 2008


grobstein, the new footage is at the end of the previous 8 minutes.
posted by Lizc at 9:36 AM on December 11, 2008


Lol, thank you.
posted by grobstein at 8:12 PM on December 11, 2008


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