Tribbles to Tricorders: Mondo "Star Trek" Auction | NBC Southern California

Tribbles to Tricorders: Mondo "Star Trek" Auction

Loads of artifacts from several series go on the block.

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    American actor Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock and Canadian actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk appear in a scene from 'The Man Trap,' the premiere episode of 'Star Trek,' which aired on September 8, 1966. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

    Visionaries often talk about the time when we'll move into space, colonizing the moon or nearby planets.

    We won't merely be colonizing those planets, though, with people and animals; we'll likely pack a lot of earth stuff in the various rocket-ready trunks. And high on the valuable earth-stuff list? "Star Trek" stuff.

    We know, we know, there are other thriving fandoms in pop culture, but Trekkers know how to collect and collect well. And we strongly suspect that when the day comes for earthlings to venture into space that vintage tricorders from the original 1966 "Star Trek" run and Spock ears and Enterprise models will be carefully packed on some of the first rockets to leave.

    If you have always wanted to own something from the original series, or one of the later "Star Trek" ventures, your moment is nigh, Starfleet fan: Premiere Props is set to auction several goodies on Saturday, June 15.

    Those intergalactic-styled goodies include an actual Tribble (nope, it isn't alive, nor was it ever -- spoiler alert), phasers and tricorders from the original series, Uhura's pen from the original series, and several "Next Generation" finds, including a uniform worn by Data.

    Which makes us wonder if whoever bids and wins that uniform shouldn't just put it on when the day arrives when we earthlings leave to colonize the cosmos.

    You'll totally want to wear your Starfleet jumpsuit when exiting the ionosphere, right? Find it, and other Trekkian tidbits of worth, in El Segundo. Or just check out the page here and bid from afar.

    "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry got so many things right, but definitely our ability to communicate across vast distances via screens. Well played, Mr. Roddenberry.

    pictured:  A Tribble from the original "Star Trek" series.

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