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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