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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Phaser Rifle Video from Julien's




Julien's has posted a video with Rueben Klamer, the creator of the Phaser Rifle.  It is amazing that this has surfaced and this video helps preserve the history of this piece.





The Rifle goes up for auction this week so stay tuned for the results!

Alec

Friday, March 22, 2013

Star Trek: Into Darkness Costume Give Away!



Paramount has just announced a contest to give away 50 costumes from Star Trek: Into Darkness via the new Star Trek App. 
 




Here is the press release:

What:
ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COSTUME FROM “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE STAR TREK APP – LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LEFT
Users of Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek app have until March 31 for a chance to win one of 50 costumes from the upcoming “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” movie. Enter the sweepstakes once a day through the end of March, only in the Star Trek app!

When:
Now through March 31, 2013

Where:
Click on the "Sweeps" button within the Star Trek app, available for download through the App Store and Google Play at www.StarTrekMovie.com/App

About the Star Trek app:
The Star Trek app employs cutting edge technology that allows users to delve deeper into the Star Trek universe by interacting directly with materials from the eagerly awaited film to auto-accomplish missions within the application.  Utilizing geo-location awareness software, image recognition technology and audio scan functions, users can collect points, see content and work their way through Starfleet Academy.

About “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”:
“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams.  Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci.  Jeffrey Chernov and Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.

 “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” opens in theaters everywhere May 17th, with advance screenings in IMAX 3D on May 15th.   Tickets are available through the app.

About the Sweepstakes:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) AND CANADA 13 AND OLDER.  VOID IN QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 3/31/13. For Rules, alternate entry, and complete details, visit www.startrekmovie.com/startrekapp/sweepstakes-official_rules.html. Sponsor: Paramount Pictures Corporation.



Other than that, we know nothing more!

Alec

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Holy Grail - Kirk's Phaser Rifle at Julien's




I was just saying to a friend recently, that the Holy Grail of Star Trek props is Kirk's Phaser Rifle from "Where No Man Has Gone Before".  And all of a sudden it appears!  The rifle will be at Julien's Hollywood auction April 5th, 2013.





The Description:

STAR TREK WILLIAM SHATNER PILOT PHASER RIFLE

A Phaser Rifle from the William Shatner-starring second pilot for Star Trek (Desilu Productions, Norway Corporation, 1966-1969). This one-of-a-kind weapon was created by toy inventor Reuben Klamer at the behest of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. When the original pilot presented to NBC was asked to be retooled for a more action-packed adventure, Roddenberry asked for a really big gun. Klamer designed and created the weapon at no charge to the production in exchange for potential licensing rights to the weapon. When production was wrapped, the piece was returned to Klamer and replaced with the now familiar pistol design used throughout the remaining three seasons of the original series. While this weapon was never seen again in the series, it was used in a number of studio-commissioned publicity photos and even represented on an early lunch box for the series. The weapon is constructed out of wood and finished with a blue/green metallic paint. There is additional detailing, including the hand-tooled aluminum barrel and spring-loaded trigger, a sliding switch to adjust the force setting, three plastic non-functional domed indicator lights and inset plastic panels as well as a telescoping antenna mounted to the top. Moveable pieces on the weapon include three acrylic “Turret Tubes” cylinders with what appears to be copper painted metal conduit with ends painted to match the three force settings. The entire turret unit turns on a center axis. The black shoulder butt also rotates to be used as a handle or shoulder stock. The weapon comes in the original custom-made case made to deliver the rifle to the studio.

Also included in the lot are copies of Inter-Department Communications from Roddenberry to Bob Justman, Bernie Weitzman and Ed Perlstein regarding the weapon as well as an original, signed letter from Roddenberry to Klamer, dated March 16, 1966. The letter informs Klamer that the series was picked up and they would continue discussions regarding Klamer’s possible involvement in creating more props for the show. Seven black and white Polaroid photographs accompany the lot showing the finished weapon from various angles with a letter to Klamer from employee AB Kander, discussing Roddenberry’s visit to the shop to inspect the rifle and approving the final product. Finally, the design plan for the rifle, signed by Roddenberry for approval on June 28, 1965. There is an additional pen sketch on the plan with some minor revisions to the weapon.
34 by 14 by 4 1/2 inches






















 More to follow.   

Alec