Monday, September 17, 2018


PropStore's upcoming auction has some extremely significant TNG stuff that any collector would instantly recognize. Let's start big!

The Husnock ship model from the TNG episode "The Survivors" is up first. But to be clear, it's not JUST that ship, but rather it started OUT as that ship. Then it would be used over and over again and again, each time being tweaked a bit here or there so as to give a different look to better represent various alien races, not just in NextGen but also in various episodes of Deep Space Nine and even had an appearance in Voyager. This baby got around!

Lot #: 415 - The Husnock Ship, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (TV 1987-1994); STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE (1993-1999); STAR TREK: VOYAGER (TV 1995-2001); STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (2001-2005)
A model miniature spaceship from the sci-fi television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. Appearing in more than 20 episodes, the ship was originally created as the Husnock ship for The Next Generation episode “The Survivors”, and was modified by model makers throughout the years to appear as various other ships.
The triangular ship is made of fiberglass with an internal metal armature, and is decorated with an array of styrene greeblie detailing throughout the hull. Painted blue-grey, the ship is outfitted with dozens of small lights that run along the hull, and includes three red engine panels that were illuminated internally. A removable panel below the bridge provides access to the electronic cabling which runs through the interior and exits through a hole cut into the bottom of the model.
 The miniature includes a production storage crate which features the names of other vessels it has been modified to appear as, including “Bajoran” and “Jovis”. The model is believed to have represented more different craft than any other in Trek history, and as such is well-used in the Star Trek saga, exhibiting minor cracks and wear to the paint finish. However, it remains in very fine condition. Dimensions (ship): 66 cm x 35.5 cm x 18 cm (26” x 14” x 7”); (crate): 91.5 cm x 66 cm x 49.5 cm (36” x 26” x 19 ½”)
£20,000 - 30,000 

Here's the complete list of shows in which the model appeared in one of its many guises (care of

TNG: "The Survivors"  – Husnock ship
TNG: "The Most Toys"  – Kivas Fajo's ship
TNG: "Half a Life" – Kaelon warship
TNG: "Ensign Ro"–  Bajoran cruiser
TNG: "Silicon Avatar"  Boreal freighter
TNG: "Unification I"–  Smmuggler ship
TNG: "The Perfect Mate" –  Valtese ship
DS9: "A Man Alone"– Bajoran transport
DS9: "The Circle"–  Kressari freighter
DS9: "Shadowplay" –  Bajoran transport
DS9: "The Collaborator" –  Bajoran transport
VOY: "Ex Post Facto"– Numiri ship
DS9: "Rules of Engagement" –  Cardassian Transport
VOY: "Warlord" – Ilari warship
DS9: "The Reckoning"– Bajoran transport
DS9: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite"  – Bajoran transport

When the model was reused as a new ship, they would add and/or subtract parts to give a new visual appearance, though sometimes it was as simple as changing the lighting to achieve a new look. Several of the later episodes actually re-used earlier footage from other episodes (especially when it stood in for the Bajoran Transport!).

Ironically, the first incarnation is one of hardest ones to see in the model since it was heavily modified afer that initial use. The Husnock ship:
By subtracting some structures and adding some new ones, we then got Kivas Fajo's ship:
 For "Half a Life" they simply tweaked the lighting:
By getting rid of the "wings" we then got the Bajoran Transport. This is the version you're probably most familiar with and it is the way the model currently looks:
It then got some new wings for the smuggler ship in "Unification":
By dropping the wings and adjusting the lighting, we then got the Cardassian Transport in the usual ochre:
When productions moved to CGI, they actually built a CGI version of the Bajoran ship for DS9 and that same 3D model was used and reused in both Voyager and Enterprise. This puppy really got around!

Next up is one of the most iconic NextGen pieces ever – Captain Jean-Luc Picard's original Starfleet uniform!
This is a stunning specimen of the Season 1/2 style of uniform worn by Patrick Stewart himself. It comes complete with the original sewn-in costume tag.

Lot #: 416 - Captain Picard's (Patrick Stewart) Starfleet Uniform, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (TV 1987-1994)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s (Patrick Stewart) Starfleet uniform from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Picard wore his one-piece uniform throughout the first two seasons as he and his crew set out on their mission to boldly go where no one had gone before.
The one-piece burgundy-and-black Starfleet uniform is made from spandex, with a hidden zip from the collar to the waist and zips at the ankles for a tight fit. Four brass captain rank pips are at the right side of the collar and a replica Starfleet communicator badge is found on the left side of the chest. A costumiers’ label inside has handwritten detail reading, “#2 Patrick 022”. With only minor signs of wear, the costume remains in excellent condition and is presented on a custom-made display stand. Dimensions (displayed): 173 x 62 x 37 cm (14.5” x 24” x 68”)
£10,000 - 15,000

What helps makes this such an awesome piece is the custom-made display that features a perfectly-fitted mannequin body mounted on a beautiful display stand. This has to be every NextGen fan's holy grail.

Finally, on a slightly smaller scale than the ship model and the Picard uniform is a classic NextGen phaser. Not to be confused with the early "Dustbuster" style phasers, this is the model used beginning with the third season.

Lot #: 413 - Type 2 Phaser, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (TV 1987-1994)
A type 2 phaser from Gene Roddenberry’s sci-fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Type 2 phasers varied throughout the series, with this version debuting on the show in the third season.
Made of resin, the hand-held phaser features a slight curve and is painted silver and black with a ribbed grip. The phaser includes three static buttons: one for controlling the beam range, one for beam intensity, and one to fire the weapon. The prop phaser features three green stickers to represent power-level indicator screens. The piece shows wear due to production use, with the green stickers peeling away from the surface and light paint flaking. Dimensions: 21 cm x 6 cm x 4.5 cm (8 ¼” x 2 ¼” x 1 ¾”)
£3,000 - 5,000

And that's it for NextGen – small, medium and large offerings for whatever kind of collector you are.

Tomorrow: Voyager!



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