StarTrek expert Alec Peters found the hero Sword of Kahless in LasVegas and posted about it a few days ago. Cool. I bet that sells for a pile of cash at their next auction. The hero and everything.
Although, judging from your previous posts, you're probably just being sarcastic. Or is that "sardonic" instead of "sarcastic"? "Sardonocastic" perhaps?
Last edited by Xenophon1; Jan 8, 2012 at 12:33 AM.
Where was that sword used? It certainly doesn't look anything like the one the TNG episode where it was found, or the DS9 'Sword of Kahless' episode...
Most obvious is that the Klingon insignia is not cut out on the screen-used one...
Is this from another episode maybe? Just not sure where it's from... Or is it a hero made for the Experience?
Yeah that is not the Screen-used sword, not even the same design
iirc the Hero is already in someones collection
Well, the shape certainly looks identical to the one used in the DS9 episode "The Sword of Kahless".
However, the screen used one had much more intricate patterns on it, plus the Klingon symbol was not cut out.
Last edited by Alan Castillo; Jan 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM.
screen used or not, it's a nice looking piece of work.
Last edited by Apollo; Jan 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM.
And why can't you ? You are torturing me !!!
... and that Targ info is rubbing salt into the wound
I just got back form picking up these assets from Vegas, the Sword is a repro, it was made specifically for the experience as a display piece, was hoping to see a hero, i've held the stunt, but there were ALOAT of other screen used items
I know the facts on this. Items were made for the special exhibit, not for the production. And Alec Peters, huh? He's too 'PT Barnum' for...... Not very impressed as others. Sorry, though. You mileage may vary.
Didn't Alec do his homework? An interview he did in Jan 2011 with Propblog Dan discussed his views on authentication and his experience with Star Trek and the auction business. Here are direct quotes of Alec Peters from the publicly available interview.
"So am I trying to ‘bring down’ my competition? Absolutely not. In fact, we don’t have any real competition. We do event auctions for Studios. No one else does that. Outside of our Star Trek auctions, which really are because of my experience there, we only want to work with studios where we know the stuff is real and we can do something special".
"I say the more info the better. The only issue I see is some blogs are simply PR machines and not consumer advocates. Many blogs don’t even do enough background to ensure the information they provide is accurate".
"Many blogs don’t even do enough background to ensure the information they provide is accurate -.....We need blogs to help make consumers smarter, which is what I have always tried to do with the Star Trek Prop, Costume, & Auction Blog. Education, reliable analysis, and always calling into question fake or fraudulent items".
" The biggest issue is the lack of provenance, and that goes hand-in-hand with the fraud issue. We are somehow expected to take someone’s word that an item is real when there is no proof offered, no history of the item or its ownership, and simply the statement, ‘trust us.’ I don’t think any prop or costume should be offered without some form of provenance along with an accurate and reliable COA."
"When needed, we work with the Propmaster or Costume Department to confirm screen use (or backup) along with independent confirmation through screen matching and verification through continuity books from the production. We use a matching holographic tagging system for all of our items. That is the level of detail our customers deserve and quite frankly we demand".
Why were none of Alec's or Propworx's level of detail applied when it came to the Sword of Kahless? With his stated experience concerning the Trek franchise how could he make such an amateur mistake about an important Star Trek prop?
Maybe Alec should re word the header of his blog----
"The Internet's premier source for information collecting Star Trek props and costumes".
Well, for what it's worth, all Alec had was a picture of a display that was meant to be showing a Klingon Throne (just happened to have the sword in front of it). It wasn't in his possession, and it isn't meant for sale either, CBS is keeping it. So there was no real reason to go into all kinds of researching detail... He just saw the sword, made a comment to someone at CBS who referred to it as a 'holy grail' (possibly because Alec has mentioned it before...) Even in the blog post the reference to the sword is just a side comment, the post was about the Throne that they are offering forsale.
All you have to do is look at the episode to know it's not the screen used one, but it's still a damn cool prop...
This has nothing to with Propworx, Dan or anything like that. It's was simply a cool picture of some Star Trek The Experience props (some of them are probably screen-used) on a _Star Trek_ blog (again, nothing to with auctions or anything related to Propworx). Is this really the first time you've seen someone make a mistake in a blog post?
Alec is fine... mistakes happen.
Like Rik said this was more about the throne then the Sword
I know him and from what little I have talked with him I know that he would have never listed in Auction that Batleth as the "Hero Sword of Kahless"
Seriously, I work with Alec everyday, and am heading the archive for the CBS project, and yes, he was working off the one photo, then when we found out was a replica made for the experience it was stated so, small mistake, why be judgmental about it? Whatever past issues are posted, he know's his stuff, and would never auction a replica as screen used.