As a kid I watched Star Trek (The Original Series) and loved it. I’m still very fond of the various Star Trek series and sci-fi in general.
This year is the 40th anniversary of Star Trek and with no new series in production it seems they decided to auction off a whole lot of props. A 6 foot model of the Enterprise fetched over half a million dollars:
A model of the Starship
Enterprise used in the pilot and title sequences of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” sold for $576,000 Saturday at an auction of costumes, sets and props from 40 years of the “Star Trek” sci-fi franchise.
The 78-inch-long (198-centimeter) miniature of the “Enterprise-D,” built by Industrial Light and Magic, debuted in 1987 in the episode “Encounter at Farpoint,” and then was used in many subsequent episodes, as well as the film “Star Trek Generations.”