Star Trek ship model sold for $576,000 at auction

October 8, 2006 01:07

A model of the Starship Enterprise used in the pilot and title sequences of the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" sold for $576,000 (€454,800) on Saturday at an auction of costumes, sets and props from 40 years of the science fiction franchise. Built by Industrial Light and Magic, the 78-inch (198-centimeter)-long miniature of the "Enterprise-D" made its television debut in 1987 in the episode "Encounter at Farpoint," and then was used in many subsequent episodes, as well as the film, "Star Trek Generations."

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