Friday, June 18, 2010

Estate of Gene and Majel Roddenberry Video

Rod Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek mastermind Gene Roddenberry, has put together a video that shows off the items that are part of Julien's Auctions Sale for Gene and Majel Roddenberry estate collection that will take place Planet Hollywood Las Vegas on Sunday June 27th. The auction not only has 250 items from the estate but includes additional items donated by JJ Abrams and Paramount from the 2009 movie. William Shatner has also donated items. The auction has personal items, props, costumes, posters and more from all eras of Star Trek.

The video is pretty cool just as a walk down Trek memory lane and a way to get to know a little bit more about Gene Roddenberry. It is also a good way to go shopping as the proceeds of the auction is going to charity. The Roddenberry and 2009 movie items will go to the Children's Defense Fund and Student Veterans of America. Shatner's items go to his Hollywood Charity Horse Show. If you can't make it to Vegas to view the items in person, you can proxy big online. Instructions can be found at Julien's Auctions which also sells a $50 catalog of the items. (via TrekMovie)


  1. Debauchery proliferated in Hollywood at that time, fueled by riotous boozing and self-indulgence amongst Cary's peers. "There was a gusto unmatched before or since," writes historian James "Jim" Baccus. Hollywood allowed the leisured classes to fulfill their carnal fantasies without restraint. And perhaps the most striking feature in Cary's life was the assortment of rakes, libertines, and cads that milled about. There were ribald toasts, poring over the latest racy books, and visits from comely young "posture molls," who posed nude on tables and sprayed lavish perfumes into the air whilst screaming "Onward and upward!" Alas, I speak of a time long gone. One can only wonder at the debauchery experienced. One does wonder how could someone who experienced all this still look so dashing and elegant in perfectly cut suits? Hmmmm, indeed.

  2. wtf does the first comment have to do with anything? It just seems like some middle-aged woman with too much time on her hands.