Boldly Going Once, Going Twice: 'Star Trek' Collectibles Up for Auction
An auction of items from the home of the late Gene Roddenberry, creator of "Star Trek," will be held to benefit charity this summer. Vintage Trek scripts and William Shatner's motorcycle are just a few of the items up for grabs.
Memorabilia from last summer's re-launch of the "Star Trek" film series and a few odds and ends from William Shatner, the original Capt. James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, are expected to sell at warp speed if all goes as planned for organizer Julien's Auctions.??
Among the Trek-related items on the auction block from Roddenberry's home are a script from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" with handwritten notes by Roddenberry himself, a model Starship Enterprise from his office, and costumes worn by Roddenberry's wife, Majel Barrett, when she portrayed Counselor Deanna Troi's garrulous mother Lwaxana Troi in several episodes across two different television series in the Trek universe.
Sci-Fi charity sale
The auction of the Roddenberry estate items will take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 27, and all of the proceeds will go to charity.
Other personal effects, home furnishings and decorations from Roddenberry's Bel Air, Calif. home will go sale as well, including his decidedly dated early IBM computer.
Some 25 props, costumes and set pieces from J.J. Abrams' blockbuster "Star Trek" flick last summer will also be beamed to new owners in June.
Sold! To the Klingon in the back
On sale will be the costume worn by Leonard Nimoy who recently retired as Spock from the future when he meets a young James T. Kirk (played by actor Chris Pine) on an ice planet, as well as the Starfleet cadet uniforms and insignia badges sported by Pine and Zoe Saldana as Uhura.
Prop weaponry including phasers and gear from the warshipped-out Romulan mining vessel helmed by the movie's villain Nero (played by Eric Bana) are also slated to change hands.
William Shatner will also offer up some items from his personal life and career in show business. These include a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle and a pinball machine inspired by "Rescue 911," the Shatner-hosted docudrama that aired from 1989 until 1996.
Shatner will also make a June 24 appearance to sign autographs and pose for photos to raise funds for his own charity, the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, auction officials said.
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