Most sought-after Star Trek movie prop about to be auctioned

Star Trek fans chomping at the bit to wear some serious talismans of Shatner/Nimoy mojo should get their checkbooks out. In a scenario that's worthy of an episode of Big Bang Theory, Heritage Auction Galleries in Beverly Hills will be auctioning off William Shatner's officer's tunic that he wore in The Wrath of Khan!

Britain's Daily Telegraph reports that other items to go under the auctioneer's gavel beginning July 17th include an undershirt that Leonard Nimoy wore for the theatrical Trek movies from Wrath of Khan onward and a uniform worn by DeForest Kelly for his role as Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy.

Shatner's tunic and accompanying undershirt (which were also worn by actor Leon Russom in his role as Commander in Chief Bill in Star Trek VI) are expected to fetch in the neighborhood of 20 grand, and are described by the Telegraph as being the most coveted Trek prop among collectors. As Doug Norwine of Heritage puts it, "Of all the Star Trek movies, The Wrath of Khan is easily still the most popular. And here you have the very officer's jacket that the franchise's most popular character wore in that same film."

Other goodies listed on the Heritage Auction Galleries site include prop cannons from Star Trek: Nemesis, a Science Lab console from Voyager, and a duty uniform worn by Patrick Stewart's stunt doubles, and a mighty cool-looking Klingon Bat'leth.

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