Star Trek ‘Kelvin timeline’ props on sale at auction

Star Trek ‘Kelvin timeline’ props on sale at auction

0 comments 📅26 October 2017, 15:45

Try and forget, for a minute, how utterly dreadful the last three rebooted Star Trek movies were…and oh dear God, they were terrible. Honestly, the plot was weak, the acting was so, so bad…the dialogue contrived…OK, OK…we’ll stop. [Takes deep breath]

So [ahem] over 400 artifacts from the rebooted Star Trek movies are going up for auction.

The event, which will feature items from Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), will take place at Prop Store’s auction facility in Valencia, Los Angeles County on December 2, 2017 from 11:00am PT. In addition to live bidding, out-of-town fools fans will be able to take part via telephone or online.

The first rebooted Star Trek movie featured an all new cast, with some inspired choices of star, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban and also some choices which were completely bewildering, namely Simon Pegg, who basically turned the character of Engineer Montgomery Scott into the token comic-relief clown. You may remember, it also featured the Planet of Coincidence and the ‘red matter’ MacGuffin. It also sent the franchise along a shockingly new – and totally unnecessary – timeline that has been hence called the Kelvin Timeline, in which Universe Changing Events like the destruction of Vulcan were casually disregarded like a red shirt before the first commercial break.

Then came the sequels. And they made the first one look really good. I mean Khan…and a tribble blood transfusion…
Oh my God…

Mr. Spock’s uniform with Starfleet phaser, holster belt and communicator, estimated: $8,000 – $12,000

Anyhoo, among the items up for grabs are Captain Kirk’s Enterprise Captain’s Command uniform which is expected to sell for $5,000 – $10,000 (£3,800 – £7,700), Mr. Spock’s Enterprise Sciences uniform with Starfleet phaser, holster belt and communicator which has a guide price of $8,000 – $12,000 (£6,200 – £9,200), Lieutenant Uhura’s Enterprise Operations uniform with an estimate tag of $4,000 – $6,000 (£3,100 – £4,600) and an SFX Electronic Starfleet phaser that is expected to fetch $5,000 – $10,000 (£3,800 – £7,700).

Admiral Pike’s uniform, complete with bloodied chest wound, estimated: $3,000 – $5,000

“Star Trek fans are an incredibly passionate group. We see interest from all age ranges including those who have been there from the beginning in the mid-sixties,” Brandon Alinger, Chief Operations Officer, Prop Store LA, said. “As a fully-designed and built universe, Star Trek also lends itself very well to collecting and many Trek collectors have been at it for decades.”

SFX electronic Starfleet phaser, estimated: $5,000 – $10,000

“Star Trek recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary and the interest from the fandom is as strong as it ever was. The widespread of iterations of films and television shows featuring different casts and different timelines have helped Star Trek endure as one of the most popular franchises to ever hit viewer’s screens.”

This must be how Star Wars fans felt when The Phantom Menace came out

Also going under the hammer will be a Starfleet tricorder and holster with guide price of $3,000 – $5,000( £2,300 – £3,800), a Klingon Guard uniform with helmet that is expected to sell for around $5,000 – $7,000 (£3,800 – £5,400), Khan’s Kronos costume (est. $4,000 – $6,000 / £3,100 – £4,600) and Khan’s Distressed Trash Barge fight costume that has an estimate of $4,000 – $6,000 (£3,100 – £4,600).

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