October 6, 2006, - 4:50 pm

Beam Me Up, Scotty: Star Trek Memorabilia Goes for Galactic Prices

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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Nimoy is a recent contributor to the nobody that the Dems have put up to oppose Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania.

salt1907 on October 6, 2006 at 6:18 pm

I am not a Trekkie but was fascinated by the sell-off of the original Tribbles from the show. Furry alien pillows that invaded the ship, they must have produced hundreds for the show. The following is a description from the official Star Trek site:
A small animal characteristically soft, furry, and pleasing to most humanoids (with the exception of Klingons). Tribbles give off a soft purring sound that is soothing to many. They are also asexual, born pregnant, the only determinant of birthing being how much food they consume. The Federation first encountered tribbles on space station K-7 on stardate 4523.3.

code7 on October 6, 2006 at 8:59 pm

I loved the original series back in the 60’s when I was a kid. I always thought most of the actors in the series were hacks when it came to real acting, especially Shatner.
He recently appeared on a lefty-infested, putrid display of disgusting proportions on a Comedy Channel Roast. I’m pretty sure every single commodian used the f-word, the s-word, and every one of the 7 words you can’t say on TV (props to nutjob lefty George Carlin). Of course, it was bleeped on regular TV, but I saw there was a pay-per-view version on cable.
Especially disgusting was the gay parade of Ensign Sulu (George Takei, one of the original cast, who outed himself in recent years). This is what’s passing for entertainment in Hollywood.
No, thanks. Beam me outta here, Scotty.

Al Jay Z on October 7, 2006 at 6:32 pm

Nimoy was a jackass for a long while, see his divorce from his first wife and how badly he treated her.

sultan_knish on October 9, 2006 at 1:08 am

THIS PHOTO….taken by Ensign Crusher at a Trekkie Convention: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wilwheaton/112037411/in/photostream/
…getting away from the original theme..I think>

The Canadien on October 16, 2006 at 2:45 pm

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