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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Star Trek Exhibition Set Up - Day 2

Well, day 2 was a rush of activity as there was a special preview that night.  Now most of the work wouldn't be done, but still, the exhibit was going to get public attention and so it had to be at least at some basic level of present-ability.  My job was to catalog every single item in the exhibition that was production made ( or potentially replica).  So we didn't bother with anything made for the the exhibition.  By the end of the day we had a pretty good list. 

Now I have to go through everything I photographed at Kennedy Space Center.  There is a Master list of everything that originally was made available.  Interestingly, this was all stuff on the Star Trek World Tour and saved from the Christie's auction.

The Props all packed up.

I love my job

Staging the costumes


  The Travel Pod from ST: TMP

 
Klingon Throne (there are TWO!)

Just desserts!  St. Louis' legendary frozen custard from Ted Drewes.  Like a Blizzard from Dairy Queen but better.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Star Trek Exhibition Set Up - Day 1

Well, today was the first day helping out with the Star Trek Archive and it meant being in St. Louis at the St. Louis Science Center setting up the Star Trek Exhibition. 

First up, both the USS Enterprise and USS Voyager, which were both practically destroyed when they were removed from Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas, were repaired and resurrected!  Here they are hanging in the museum.


Next, we confirmed that the McCoy tunic is in fact an original TOS McCoy!  More photos on this soon.


There were actually TWO Spock Maroons in the exhibit.  This one has a Shatner undershirt, but Nimoy jacket and pants.  I would expect this one to get sold in the future (maybe the 50th Anniversary auction).  The other is more complete.


And finally I got to handle a LOT of models.  :-)


And CBS is VERY serious about a 50th anniversary auction for Star Trek.  The discussions are already underway.  It may be 5 years away, but I already have one significant collector committing his entire collection to that auction.

More to come.

Alec

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DS9 Jem'Hadar Ketracel White Installation model on eBay

An Italian collector who won this model from It's a Wrap, has put it on eBay.  You can see it here.  It originally sold for a very reasonable $ 575.50.


The model has internal lighting:


The screen-cap:


Good hunting!

Alec

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What's coming to StarTrekProps.com...

Well, more changes are coming to this blog.  First, I have started another website, which is not up yet, www.startrekarchives.com, which is a project I am working on with CBS to develop a photo archive of Star Trek props, costume and set pieces.  It will be entirely informational, and an archive and not have any of the views, opinions or the broader collecting articles of this site.

I will be looking for contributors from the hobby, as I know there are a lot of you who do great work. (Steve Thomas, Gerald Gurian and Jorg I am speaking to you!).

Every single item in my collection is being photographed and will be making their way to both sites.  

And for now I am working on tagging every blog article on this site for the last 5 years.  So that will take some time, but it is well under way.  You can see the tags in the right column.

So stay tuned!

Alec