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Starship Enterprise sells for half-million dollars


NCC-1701-D modelFound on CNN via BoingBoing: Starship Enterprise model boldly sold for $576,000

"Star Fleet Capt. Jean-Luc Picard commanded it. Now some Trekkie owns it.

"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."

I guess it is the next best thing to kissing a girl. For 500 grand, it better be. 

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3 comments
sMoRTy71
sMoRTy71

Weird to see the Mona Lisa in the photo with all of the other props.

JamesRL
JamesRL

There was an episode of Voyager where Kathryn was on the holodeck with Leonardo Da Vinci. Could be a prop from that episode. James

Shellbot
Shellbot

that i'm not the only person who thought of that episode.. wasn't sure if i was going to admit to it or not, but since you did..might as well :) i'm a fan, but not sure i'd pay that kind of money (well..assuming i HAD that kind of money)

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