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Photos: 'Star Trek' props live long and prosper

Here's your chance to sit in a real Klingon captain's chair or own a pet Tribble. From Oct. 5-7, Christie's is helping celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original "Star Trek" series by holding the first official studio auction of memorabilia from all five "Star Trek" television series and 10 movie spinoffs.

It's a little battle-worn, but any Trekkie would be proud to have this in the living room. Here is how Christie's describes the seat: "Klingon captain's chair, the black imitation leather chair with heavy wood shell, and cast metal Klingon lettering appliques on cushions, painted to simulate distressed metal--47 inches by 33 inches by 50 inches--originally made for 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier,' and modified for use in subsequent movies and television. Estimated value is $6,000-$8,000."

Christie's Images Ltd. 2006

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