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    SOLD: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    This is not a joke. I own one of the Paramount Studios-built Star Trek USS Enterprise models and I had it signed by Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), George Takei (Mr. Sulu) and John Delancie (Q). It's 6 feet long. I have it listed on ebay - do a search there for more info. The photos were taken in the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle where I loaned the model for the past few years.

    I'd be willing to trade this for a Leica Noct 0.95 or similar value Leica equipment.

    Thanks!
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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    Really? Not even one funny comment?

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    Really? Not even one funny comment?
    Keep the Enterprise and sell your grandma instead?

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    Damnit Brad, I'm a doctor, not a photographer....
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    Brad, I thought you had a f/0.95 !?!
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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    I do, but I think it might be easier to sell a noct than the Enterprise.

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    I would also trade for a Leica M7 Titanium kit with 50 asph.

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    Hi Brad. I would love it. But my traveling days seem to be over. Besides, you never know if the Klingons have a no fly zone somehere!!

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    I would include a new type of cloaking device if you're interested.

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    donate it to a museum and take the tax write-off...
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    I hope this becomes a sticky...

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    Oh man...I was just waiting for the Star Trek jokes to start.

    Brad - If you ever get that 2nd Noct and want to sell one of them, let me know.

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    Brad, does the Enterprise work? When was the last tune-up, and what kind of gas mileage?
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    At the time when you got it, did you think it was a good investment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampguy View Post
    Brad, does the Enterprise work? When was the last tune-up, and what kind of gas mileage?
    These ships don't use gas ,I think the fuel used is a semi-solid deuterium, cooled to 13,8 K (-259 C)....
    Brad, you might find this somewhat interesting ....being into large sized models of space craft ; )
    Close to where I live in Japan this guy built this from scratch and now proudly sits in his front yard .
    The Space Cruiser Yamato



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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    I know this is the other Enterprise, but still funny though:

    USS Enterprise

    This is the transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995.

    Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95.

    Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

    Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

    Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

    Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.

    Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS ENTERPRISE,THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

    Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    And is Nichelle Nichols and George Takei included in the price btw? I see them in the picture so Im assuming they are included?

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    Sorry. Couldnt resist.

    But. Good luck with the sale.

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    Whats the millage on this baby? Im trying to get back to Tarsus IV and I need a reliable starship for my journey.

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    See, now isn't this fun?

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    I trade you....... for a Klingon ship. No pictures as it is cloaked.

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    When was the last overhaul on the warp drive, as well as the impulse engines?

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    I sent it to the Solms Cluster for CLA three years ago. They sent it back two weeks before I shipped it due to their time-shifter. That cost me an extra dilithium crystal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiroKuro View Post
    Brad, you might find this somewhat interesting ....being into large sized models of space craft ; )
    Close to where I live in Japan this guy built this from scratch and now proudly sits in his front yard .
    The Space Cruiser Yamato

    Shouldn't that be the Space Battleship Yamato?

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    Brad, I can honestly say "you're truly gone where no other forum member has gone before"! James T. Kirk would be proud!

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    Alas, snopes.com says the lighthouse story is untrue. I was so hoping it was real....

    http://www.snopes.com/military/lighthouse.asp

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    Is warp a factor since it's been hanging up in the museum?

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    Just when I thought things were becoming too dull and ordinary around here, along comes this: Thanks Brad, good luck with the Nocti!

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    Ok, I might consider trading for these three...

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    I know, bad me, bad me
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    obviously no Ferengis on the forum. I believe an unofficial rule of acquisition is "never trade a starship for a noctilux unless you can confirm it has no backfocus..."

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    or call JJ Abrams. He has an alternate time line version where zeiss is the dominant german glass maker and there are no SLR's and rangefinders rule the day...

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    why not wait for star trek auction? I am sure you will get plenty green bills with it.

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    Am I the only wondering how the hell you acquire one of these in the first place? I mean, it's not like you pick one up at Star Trek 'R Us now is it? Is there somewhere where I can pick up a real life Seven of Nine ... Scratch that, I know the answer to that one!

    Now if you'd got Bill Shatner, DeForest Kelley & James Doohan we'd be talking ... well, ok, no we wouldn't, but anyway

    Good luck with the sale though. Don's suggestion for a tax write off sounds like a good alternative.
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    Had it been the NCC-1701 D, I'd have considered it. Not even joking.

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    What's the guide number on the photon torpedo?
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    How many shield actuations?

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    What would it cost to have Shintaro redo it in black paint and grip-tac?

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    How many megatribbles?

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    Is it 6-bit coded?

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    Cleaning marks? If not, see below:


    I would purchase like your items. Unfortunately, my work as doctor currently in UK, and will not be able to exchange items in person. But very reliable shipping and escrow service I use protect items. We both ship item to escrow service, they send notification and hold until both items arrive, and then ship to us. This very safe. Contact me with your name, address, phone, and bank account number and I happy spend time setting up your account with escrow service.

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    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermaier View Post
    How many megatribbles?
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    Love to hear the real story on how you got this in the first place. I have to admit this is certainly number 1 item I have seen on this forum that is out there. LOL
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    Oh, you ship to Europe!

    Can't believe nobody put a bid on it yet!?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Trek-USS-En...c#ht_500wt_922

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    You see this on lots of lenses: guys put in what they want to get and nobody bids. Yet often NR auctions go higher.

    It's beautiful, but not one of the old originals, and was not used in filming.

    I would see I if could connect to some of the collector networks and forums, get some exposure to the listing.

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    Re: WTT: USS Enterprise for Leica Noct 0.95

    Okay, here goes. I was visiting the "Star Trek Experience" at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1999. It's now closed (the exhibit). At the attraction, they had a gift shop that specialized in collectibles. This was in the shop! I was feeling flush at the time and being a life-long trekkie, I bought it on the condition that Nimoy and Delancie autograph it the next weekend when they came to do a live performance of "Spock vs. Q". I had it shipped home, then years later loaned it to the Seattle Science Fiction Museum where they invited Nichelle Nichols and George Takei for the opening ceremony. I had them autograph it during the festivities. The museum is closing the Star Trek part of the exhibit and opening a Battlestar Galactica one, so it's time for the Enterprise to find a new home. My wife isn't too keen on this hanging in our living room.

    Honestly, I'd like to trade it for any Leica or MF digital gear that's on the order of $10K, not just a noct. The premiere authority on Star Trek memorabilia has told me that $10K is a low figure for this item. If this had been a filming model it would be worth 10 times that amount. It's identical to the filming model except for the lights, and it was made by Paramount at the same time from the same molds. It's not something a fan put together. The NCC-1701D (Next Generation) filming model sold at auction for more than $550,000.


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    From what you say, I'm pretty sure that the price will go higher.

    A little bit OT: a guy here in Germany put a Leica 250 GG with motor on ebay three days ago. The auction was supposed to end today and when I found it yesterday, it was at 126€. When I looked at it today at 10am it was at 36.000€.
    Well the guy didn't know what he was selling there and got afraid of the fees, so he decided to stop the auction.

    Ebay is a funny place sometimes.

    Anyway I wish you good luck with the sale!
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    Part of me is drawn to this, as I can strangely rationalize it as a real investment. The other part of me just wants to make Shatner jokes about toupees and girdles.

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    This has to be the best thread ever! Try a trekie forum if you haven't already... Im sure it'll go quick!

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