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Photos: 'Star Trek' props live long and prosper

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original series, Christie's is auctioning off Trekkie memorabilia.
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Klingon captain's chair

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Klingon lettering appliques on cushions, painted to simulate distressed metal--47 inches by 33 inches by 50 inches--originally made for 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier,' and modified for use in subsequent movies and television.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."

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Enterprise A

CBS Paramount Television Studios is offering more than 1,000 lots including about 4,000 items for the auction. Christie's expects to raise about $3 million from the sale but says the "emotional fury" is hard to gauge.

It's only plastic? Christie's will be auctioning the Enterprise this way: "A model of the Starship Enterprise-A, made from a modified plastic hobby kit--22 inches by 11 inches by 6.5 inches--used in visual effects production for 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' and in earlier Star Trek movies. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000."

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Picard uniform

To drum up interest in the auction, Christie's is planning to send the memorabilia on tour around the United States and Europe.

This uniform was well worn by Patrick Stewart. Christie's description: "Captain Picard's complete first season Starfleet jumpsuit uniform, including four pips on the collar indicating rank of captain, Velcro-attached Starfleet communicator emblem, label inscribed 40 Patrick 014; with corresponding custom-made boots, labeled Patrick Stewart and custom made Willie's of Hollywood--worn by Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000."

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phasers

Here's how Christie's describes Star Trek's handheld weapons: "Two prop phaser weapons, one of solid cast resin, the other a stunt version of cast latex and foam; accompanied by a holster clip made from black vacuformed sheet plastic, each phaser. No estimates on the value of the phasers yet."

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Tribbles

The cutest pets in the universe. Per Christie's: "Two tribbles of imitation fur stuffed with foam rubber, one grey and black, the other white, grey, and brown--5-inch diameter--made for the 1993 'Deep Space Nine' episode, 'Trials and Tribble-ations' and also used in the alien bazaar scene in the 'Star Trek: Enterprise' episode, 'Rajiin' from 2001. Estimate: $1,000-1,500."

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Bridge dedication

Perfect for a living room or office. Christie's: "A bridge dedication plaque, raised photopolymer lettering on plastic backing, painted to simulate bronze, raised lettering to simulate gold--10 inches by 14 inches--made for the Enterprise-E bridge set. It's from 'Star Trek VIII: First Contact', 1996. No estimate is available."

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Star Fleet headquarters

Christie's: "A visual effects model of wood, acrylic, metal and plastic, the model loosely inspired by the General Motors Pavilion in the 1964 New York World's fair--48 inches by 29 inches by 13 inches."

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Voyager computer

No, it's not a minitablet PC. Christie's: "A prop desktop computer monitor, the case painted in green inscribed on the base Ready Room and Captain Janeway's quarters, Ready Room--12.5 inches by 11.5 inches by 11.5 inches--used as set dressing on Captain Janeway's ready room desk. It's from 'Star Trek Voyager' 1995-2001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500."

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Vulcan necklace

If only there were a matching bracelet. Christie's: "A Vulcan 'Kolinahr' prop necklace, brass and resin, engraved with Vulcan writing--the medallion, 6 inches by 5 inches, the brass chain 24 inches--made for Leonard Nimoy as Spock for the planet Vulcan sequence from 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture,' 1979. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000."

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Rubicon

Christie's: "A miniature visual effects runabout model made from cast resin and plastic, currently labeled as U.S.S. Rubicon; accompanied by a sheet of decals with various runabout registry numbers--19.5 inches by 11 inches by 4.5 inches--featured in the main title sequence and in numerous episodes of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,' 1993-1999. No estimate available."

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Worker bee

Christie's describes the worker of the future: "A worker bee model of cast resin and plastic, with light airbrushed aging applied to finish-- 18 inches by 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches--made for and seen in the drydock sequence in 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' and featured in the main title sequence of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.' Estimate: $6,000-$8,000."

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