Kirk and Spock costumes lead Propwork Star Tek 50th anniversary sale



2016-09-12 13:50:41

Costumes worn on screen by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy led the recent Propworx Star Trek auction, held to commemorate the iconic show's 50th anniversary. 

Leading the sale was a jumpsuit worn by William Shatner as Captain Kirk in the show's 1979 big-screen debut, Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Having been cancelled back in 1969, it took a decade of successful syndication and an aborted TV reboot before Star Trek eventually returned in the form of a movie, complete with the original cast.

Custom-made for Shatner, and worn during the film's climactic scenes, the jumpsuit fetched a final price of $18,450 (including buyer's premium).

A true piece of Star Trek production history was a uniform created for the aborted Star Trek Phase II series, which went into pre-production in 1977.

Made to match the Star Fleet uniforms from The Original Series, the costume was worn in a series of wardrobe tests by Persis Khambatta, playing the new character of Ilia.

Although the project was eventually cancelled, Khambatta's character survived and made it into the Motion Picture – albeit wearing a completely redesigned uniform. As a rare piece of Star Trek production history offering a glimpse of what could have been, the test uniform sold for $6,150.

Next up was a radiation suit helmet worn by Leonard Nimoy as Spock in The Naked Time, the fourth episode of The Original Series originally broadcast in September 1966.

Featuring an intricate wire-mesh, the helmet had originally been gifted to a cast member by one of the show's make-up team and, having later been screen-matched to the episode, sold for $6,162.

The sale featured props, costumes and archive material from throughout the entire Star Trek franchise, including The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, as well as the numerous films.

Notable prop weapons on offer included a Deep Space Nine Projection Rifle which sold for $4,920; a Next Generation Federation Rifle which fetched $4,305; a Klingon 'Beaknose' Disruptor Rifle which realized $3,075; and a Next Generation 'Cobrahead' phaser which sold for $2,460.

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