Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Trek Auction Does Boffo Business  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

I can't believe that some of these items sold for so many multiples of what they were anticipated to sell for.

All I can say is that there must be plenty of rich Trek fans.

See:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/...NA_A-E_TV_US_Star_Trek_Auction.php

38 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4639 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

ANCflyer's credit cards must have been on fire.. Big grin


Word
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 1):
ANCflyer's credit cards must have been on fire..  Big grin

LOL. Some people have all the luck.  Smile


User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Looks like a pretty good sale actually.

Called "40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection", the sale has seen around 4,000 items put up for grabs at Christie's auction house.

This, of course, is a model of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D.









User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4660 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

I read about that, it's pretty amazing... who knew Star Trek fans had jobs and money!


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

I hope that Paramount takes note and regrets cancelling Star Trek: Enterprise. Not to mention increasing the budget for the forthcoming Trek movie.  Smile

User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 5):
Not to mention increasing the budget for the forthcoming Trek movie.

There's a new Trek movie?  Wow! There's no way William Shatner can do another one! Big grin


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4660 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 6):
There's no way William Shatner can do another one!

He could, you seen him in Boston Legal with James Spader and Candice Bergen? Chewing up the scenery doesn't begin to describe it...  Smile However, Bones and Scotty have since passed on, so it's probably not going to happen!



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

^^Yup. (Meant for Reply 6.) There's another one coming up, and it's going to be directed by J. J. Abrams, and it's going to involve the Classic crew, I believe. But the Shat Man is getting a bit old to play Kirk, I would agree, unless it's a retired Kirk or something. If anything, the movie may involve a young Kirk and a Classic crew that would be played by different actors from the original.

Maybe they could get him to promote it on his Priceline commercials, though. He made a joint appearance with Leonard Nimoy a few years ago in one of them.  

[Edited 2006-10-07 23:20:01]

User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4660 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 8):
But the Shat Man

bwahhahaha! The shat man?  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

I found the teaser trailer for the new movie!



And a few outtakes! Big grin



User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 9):
bwahhahaha! The shat man?  Smile

Shh! Don't say it too loud. The walls have ears. Vulcan ears....

 Wink

To 9V -- priceless!


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 5):
regrets cancelling Star Trek: Enterprise

That aberration was NOT Star Trek.



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 12):
Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 5):
regrets cancelling Star Trek: Enterprise

That aberration was NOT Star Trek.

It was all Trek - except for the writing and directing . . . .

I thought the NX-01 Enterprise was awesome.

Too bad the writing sucked so terribly.

See Battlestar Galactica these days and see what could have been had Paramount had their heads outta the  butthead 


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

OK, it's a little off-topic, but just say that the auction was for Trek items that actually worked. What would you buy?

Would you go for the transporter, so as to never again be stuck in a traffic jam or next to that drunk fella on the bus coughing up phlegm everywhere?
You'd never be late again, just make sure you know how to work the bloody thing, so as to not materialise your head in a wall.

Would you opt for the phaser, set on kill to instantly vapourize any bastard that bothered you. No evidence... No crime!  Wink

What about the holo-suite? I'm sure our friend AerospaceFan would spend hours in there arguing with history's greatest minds. Personally I'd love to chat to Rob Schneider over a beer or two.

Perhaps the Enterprise complete computer records, so you finally can find out the address of that green woman.

What d'ya think?

Kieron747


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
See Battlestar Galactica these days and see what could have been had Paramount had their heads outta the

Oddly enough, I had it on the other night while I was doing an assignment. looked fairly decent...is it any good? I gather season 3 has just started. Would it be worth my while to get my hands on 1 and 2 to get caught up?

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 14):
but just say that the auction was for Trek items that actually worked. What would you buy?

Definitely the holodeck.......be anywhere, anytime, with anyone.....live out your fantasies......1 holodeck, please. Now...where the hell am I going to put it?



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 15):
Would it be worth my while to get my hands on 1 and 2 to get caught up?

I was pondering the exact same question.

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 15):
looked fairly decent...is it any good?

I caught half an episode on SkyThree and it looked OK, but I was too late in the series to join in the viewing.

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 15):
holodeck, please. Now...where the hell am I going to put it?

Tell you what, seeing as we're on the fantasy subject, just get yourself a TARDIS, the holodeck would fit in there!

 Wink

Kieron747


User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1640 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 14):
OK, it's a little off-topic, but just say that the auction was for Trek items that actually worked. What would you buy?

I would definitely go for the Transporter! I travel so often from the USA to the UK as a student studying in London. I study at King's College London (Guy's Hospital campus, London Bridge) in their craniofacial department.

A transporter, if installed in my residence-hall room or even a portable system, would give me endless possibilities! I could transport instantaneously from London to my home in Fort Wayne, IN, with my luggage for the summer or the Christmas holiday (or whenever I need to). Conversely, I could immediately return to London. Even at Christmas time, I could totally surprise my mother and family and friends by suddenly teleporting to my home or wherever and materialising right in front of my surprised family or friends!  Big grin

I could also use my transporter to beam myself out to LHR on weekends (thereby not wasting my time on the hour-long tube ride out to LHR from Russell Square) or any airport as soon as I heard a very special aircraft (ie, A380 or a Russian type) was slated to visit!

Since I am studying to be a craniofacial research doctor, I would really appreciate the convenience of instantaneous teleportation to research conferences anywhere, or even interviews or open days for PhD-applying students, etc.

In short, a transporter would open up endless possibilities for me to go anywhere I need to go (for my educational purposes) or desire to go, without the expense and hassle of normal travel by air. No more lugging my violin, CPAP machine, two huge Samsonites, and carry-on bag(s) through airports, waiting for buses/trains/taxis with my luggage, or lugging all that up stairs, etc!

To pay off my student loans, I could even use my transporter to make money (by charging people "fares" to use it)!

However, I would be much more likely to get my own 747 or A380 than a transporter anytime soon!  Wink

SmithAir747



I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Unfortunately, we never got "Dr. Who" in Bermuda so I actually had to look on the internet to see what the heck a TARDIS was.....

I understand that it's bigger inside than out, and could transport me anywhere and to any point in time, but in your opinion what would be the point of having a TARDIS and a holodeck?



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 18):
understand that it's bigger inside than out, and could transport me anywhere and to any point in time, but in your opinion what would be the point of having a TARDIS and a holodeck?

Let's hypothesise. The TARDIS could take you to ancient Egypt, and you could probably get to meet Cleopatra. With the aid of the holodeck, you'd be able to do more than meet her!  Wink

Kieron747


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 19):
you'd be able to do more than meet her!

As a female myself, I think I'd be a bit more interested in Antony (except that the ex was named Antony....yuk)



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 20):
As a female myself,

I see! Ok, Antony then.  Wink

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 18):
Unfortunately, we never got "Dr. Who" in Bermuda so I actually had to look on the internet to see what the heck a TARDIS was.....

Too bad you missed out on Dr Who. I'd highly recommend it!

Kieron747


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 21):
Too bad you missed out on Dr Who. I'd highly recommend it!

That show has been on for like a kajillion years, hasn't it? Has the storyline run sequentially or is this something that can be watched "new" with each new incarnation?



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 22):
That show has been on for like a kajillion years, hasn't it? Has the storyline run sequentially or is this something that can be watched "new" with each new incarnation?

Tough question that. It depends who you are. I was a fan of the original series, before the BBC restarted it a couple of years ago with Christopher Eccleston. i do however like the revamped series.

The original series lasted from 1963 to 1989 spanning 7 Doctors. The original series was very much classic sci-fi, with a small budget and dodgy sets, however that's one reason I like it. It is very british and I grew up as a kid loving it.

I'd suggest watching the new versions and then, if your interest is roused, going back to the original series.

the question still remains however, about the new Battlestar galactica. We need ANCFlyer here to give us an honest opinion, and suggest whether it's worth buying the DVDs (if they're out yet!)

Kieron747


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 23):
We need ANCFlyer here to give us an honest opinion, and suggest whether it's worth buying the DVDs (if they're out yet!)

Yeah, he was here before....



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
25 AerospaceFan : I followed the Battlestar Galactica for about a season and a quarter, and then I lost interest because of its violence. However, I continue to sing i
26 Post contains images Klaus : Full ACK! Yes! ...or vice versa...! Yes! (If you understand the original american version, that is! ) They're rarely using violence unless it actuall
27 AerospaceFan : Maybe. I wouldn't know anymore, at this point. Sometimes I wonder if some of the things I to him, both online and in person, might not have affected
28 Post contains images 9V : This model of the USS Enterprise eventually sold for around £16,000.
29 Klaus : It does indeed look like that...! Wait a minute - now that does require some clarification. I'd hope you're just talking about your work load here...
30 Post contains images AerospaceFan : Yeah, that's the ticket.   Actually, who the hell knows. Last year, as I said, I had a close brush with death. Even though I'm receiving medical tre
31 9V : What a horrible thing to say.
32 AerospaceFan : I'm just kidding around, you know. Ya gotta admit there are people here who don't like what I have to say, though. No?
33 Post contains images Klaus : That doesn't sound very pleasant. I hope "it" will not recur, whatever "it" may be! It doesn't work that way. Even if I was for the death penalty - w
34 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Yes Ma'am!!! It is surely NOT the campy old 1970s/80s style Battlestar . . . while it's set in space of course, it's more a drama than anything else
35 Post contains images AerospaceFan : Thank you for your kind words. No, it wasn't pleasant at all. It landed me in intensive care at the hospital for days, and ... let's just say that it
36 Kmh1956 : Sorry, I forget you're several hours behind me!!!
37 Post contains images Klaus : Okay - perspectives do need a bit of re-adjustment, once in a while!
38 Post contains images AerospaceFan : And often attitude adjustment, a.k.a. R & R, I would say.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Revealed: Cheney Does Big Business With Iraq posted Wed Feb 20 2002 05:16:10 by Hoffa
How Does An 8 Ball Work? posted Sat Nov 18 2006 07:38:11 by NWOrientDC10
How Does A Snowglobe Work? posted Thu Nov 16 2006 20:57:00 by Shinkai
Does Bush Still Have Ambitions To Attack Iran? posted Fri Nov 10 2006 15:17:48 by Baroque
Oops, Britney Spears Does It Again! posted Tue Nov 7 2006 23:02:35 by 9V
What Does Your A.net Nickname Mean? posted Sun Nov 5 2006 19:28:52 by Wingedarrow
Does Anyone Here Play The Concertina? posted Wed Nov 1 2006 00:55:44 by LHMARK
The Isle Of Man Does Not Exist posted Thu Oct 26 2006 21:40:04 by PlymSpotter
What Does Gone Off Yogurt Do To You? posted Thu Oct 26 2006 01:15:44 by PlymSpotter
Does Bush Get His Intels From The Google Earth? posted Tue Oct 24 2006 07:00:20 by FlyingTexan