Paramout wanted to clear out years of Star Trek junk from its warehouses and have decided that the most efficient way to deal with it is to auction off its overpriced props to overly enthusiastic nerds. The props range from the (cool) actual special effects models of various ships (expected to go for well over $10k!) to some (lame) t-shirt someone wore on the (lame) Star Trek V (expected to go for over $1k !???)
Of the highlights shown on Christie’s site, the one thing that appeals the most to me is actually one of the “cheapest” items: a “Resikkan non-playing brass flute”.
That flute was used in one of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and, later on, in one of the cheesiest moments of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It’s a cool item that I wouldn’t mind having, but there’s no way that I’d pay $800 for it. I can get a functional next generation game console for that and still have money left over for a bunch of games. That’d get a lot more use than a non-working flute.
Speaking of which:
It even has its own weblog.