Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kelvin Universe Prop Store Auction: Spock and Starfleet

The final category of interest to Vulcanologists in the upcoming Prop Store auction is items associated with Spock and other Vulcan Starfleet officers. The jewel of the collection is a complete uniform worn by Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness. This lot includes a phaser and communicator. This is Spock's look from his climactic chase/fight scene with Khan. Michael Kaplan's redesigned Starfleet uniforms were one of things I quite liked about the first two Kelvin Universe films. I think he did a great job of refreshing them for a 21st century audience while keeping very true to the TOS designs.

If there's one prop that is most associated with Spock it is the tricorder. The auction includes a couple of tricorders but the nicest example is Lot 86, listed as stock's stunt tricorder.

In addition to the complete uniform noted above, the auction includes a stunt uniform worn by Quinto's double as Spock.

The auction also includes a couple of tunics worn by Quinto and his doubles.

Star Trek Into Darkness also gives us a look at some new Starfleet dress uniforms. The auction includes both a hero and stunt version of this costume for Spock.

The final Spock costume in this auction is Spock's civilian gear from Kronos. The auction includes two copies of this costume. I don't think this is particularly interesting so i'm only highlighting one of the lots here.

Finally, there is a lot of two costumes including one for Captain Abbot and "Abbot's Vulcan". This is a terribly unflattering way to refer to someone but the character is barely visible in a couple of shots during the high level Starfleet meeting in Star Trek Into Darkness. Unfortunately, the actor is not credited. Hopefully her name is on the costume tags and she can be identified.

The live auction takes place on December 2, 2017 so you still have lots of time to register and bid if you are interested.