October 6, 2006, - 4:50 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
In honor of the recent 40th anniversary of “Star Trek,” Christie’s auction house began the bidding and sale of items from the set of the hit show that has spawned geeky Trekkies worldwide and a gazillion silly spin-offs.
A burgundy captain’s chair that belonged to Jean Luc Picard went for $52,000. And it’s not even real leather. A small resin-and-aluminum model of the Starship Enterprise for $120,000. Billionaire Paul Allen is suspected to be one of the anonymous bidders who blew a ton of money on this junk. Conan O’Brien is planning to show a segment on the auction on his latenight NBC show.
Well, no-one ever said Trekkie-mania was an emblem of sanity or normality. We harken back to the fantastic skit by William Shatner (the other Jewish member of the SE crew, in addition to Nimoy), when he hosted Saturday Night Live. He told the Trekkies to get a life. But when they got sad, he pretended he was just re-enacting “Episode 25”–“The Enemy Within,” a Star Trek episode in which Captain Kirk’s body was invaded by aliens, which made him nuts. They bought it. Funny stuff.
A bit of Schlussel Star Trek trivia:
I have a connection to the Starship Enterprise. Sort of. My mother taught Leonard Nimoy a/k/a “Spock’s” real-life son, as a teacher in the New York City public schools. Another bit of trivia: That hand signal he made with his fingers split apart is ripped off from the sign the Cohens, the Jewish High Priests, used to make in ancient Israel (and Jews are forbidden from making that hand-sign).
These days Nimoy is selling disgusting books of nudie photos he took of women wearing Jewish prayer paraphernalia. Yup, the Klingons got to him. And he’s never been cured.
Beam me up, Scotty. There’s no intelligent life on this planet.
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