They're auctioning off my childhood.
November 2, 2001 4:59 PM   Subscribe

They're auctioning off my childhood. But I can always pick up the original Enterprise for only US$15,000. Starting bid, of course. Maybe I'd rather have Shatner's Kirk tunic -- a steal at only US$6,000.
posted by honkzilla (10 comments total)
Now why the hell would I want something unique like Kirk's shirt when I can, this polygon thing?
posted by solistrato at 5:14 PM on November 2, 2001

Gad! How sick is it that I think those are reasonable prices. I can re-morgage the house and possibly win an auction! MUST GO CALL WIFE!
posted by thirteen at 5:15 PM on November 2, 2001

Dr. Janet Lester's athletic supporter! Only worn once - $1000! The original mold for Yeoman Rand's hair-tower - a steal at $49.99! Styrofoam ceiling beam from the first Romulan warbird, capable of crushing three bit actors if the camera is shaken sufficiently - $2500! Gen-u-wine Horta hide - makes a great comforter! Comes with silicon patching kit, only $467. Nomad spaceprobe (some assembly required), $673. Commodore Matt Decker Shaving Kit (unused, in original package) only $65!
posted by lileks at 5:50 PM on November 2, 2001

thirteen: It's scary. I just saw the tunic and concluded that it belonged in the Smithsonian next to "the Swamp" from M*A*S*H.
posted by shagoth at 5:51 PM on November 2, 2001

Dammit, lileks, you should include links so I can bid on all that groovy stuff!!!!

Oh.....never mind.
posted by marknau at 6:04 PM on November 2, 2001

It's not a real Kirk tunic without a rip or two across the chest. No way I'm bidding on it.
posted by elgoose at 6:05 PM on November 2, 2001

Where's the freakin' Tribbles? I want a Tribble now!
posted by spilon at 6:21 PM on November 2, 2001

is there a Gorn bodysuit?

raaaargh! bleahaaaargh!
posted by bwg at 6:31 PM on November 2, 2001

Shatner's wait, Priceline got that already.
posted by m@ at 7:32 PM on November 2, 2001

That's the small Enterprise model, by the way. They built a ha-yooge one for the pilot & first season that was, like, 12 feet or something. But for more special effects flexibility, they bought retail one of the AMT plastic Enterprise models, enhanced it, and used it to do more interesting camera work with the ship. (Remember that this sort of SFX involves the model on a pole at a fixed location, and the camera moving past it.)

So no matter how glowing the description (or the nacelles), what you've got there is basically a $1.50 box model. For $15,000.

I confidently predict it will sell for $150,000 ....

Lileks, I wanna play! Now, what else? Original tribble, $35. Tribble (housetrained and neutered), $7500. Red security guard uniform, $125. Uniform with no phaser holes, $750. Unused Shatner chest oil unavailable despite extensive search. Voice-activated ship's computer, $25 (specs: 2MHz processor, data i/o by filmy tape with no obvious human interface). Genuine bridge handrail, $225 (only broken during attack scenes by flailing extra twice). Salt & pepper shaker set, $150 (may not be used for food by California health code due to previous contact with hazardous medical waste). Captain Kirk girlfriends, $2500 (used; in bulk).
posted by dhartung at 11:41 PM on November 3, 2001

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