By definition, science fiction fandom is a "freak show" already. I could think of worse "freak shows" to make a pitch for the Galileo than these guys.
As far as the shuttlecraft goes, a few postings by a relatively unknown individual is not proof that it exists. The story seems to ring true, but con men (or con people) have been able to do more with less. What we need now is time and somebody to verify it considering how quickly the story broke. I "hope" it is true though.
As for Paul's SF museum, even if that were to fold, I could see the potential for smaller travelling exhibits to other museums as I doubt Paul would cut lose the entire collection. Seattle isn't quite the place it once was as you've got people migrating away and some of them are heading north of the border to Vancouver for good jobs.
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Re: ST PhaseII being a freak show, this:
I've seen these folks at a couple of conventions.
I would say they have their act together with regards to the mechanics of making ambitious effort, hobby-level films.
Attacking their level of artistic achievement doesn't in any way influence their ability to safeguard a large prop/set like the Galileo.
Finding a stable, safe place to keep large, cast-off Hollywood vehicle props is always Problem Number One.
Phase II could probably provide that.
The level of their restoration skills becomes a moot point at some point,
because the alternative may become destruction of the prop altogether.
Finally, if Phase II got Galileo, she would be seen on screen again,
which is kind of cooler than just sitting in a barn or museum.
From what I'm reading she wants Money PERIOD
I don't think any of the Fan-boy filmmakers can afford it.
Could be wrong though.
Lets keep our fingers crossed. Hopefully some proof will materialize soon.
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Last edited by Apollo; Nov 21, 2011 at 7:11 PM.
Just remember, "awful" is a relative term. You may not like it and have a dim opinion of it, but it is certainly better than the alternative right now in terms of any form of Star Trek currently in production on a semi-regular basis (besides, even the time between Trek movies tends to be about 3 years).
Granted considering what amount of funds this person who apparently "has" the Galileo (and we have yet to see proof of that) likely wants for it, it is going to take a massive heap of green to get the prop anywhere. As such, I wouldn't lay any money on James Cawley and company getting enough funds together to secure the set piece. But, I wouldn't bet against them either as the possibility is there. And, if they did manage to get it, I think they would give it a good home, have it re-built and maybe put it to good use. A lot of things would have to happen before that though.
So far requests for pics are being ignored. Not a good sign.
I'm concern that this maybe a con-game. Something just don't sound or smell right. Being retired from law enforcement, I have seen alot of Con-Games in my days on the force.
I want some kind of PROOF even if Galileo is a pile of junk. The request for pictures is only fair ...Don't all of you think so too?
Yeah, it's small talk, sad story, and I want money for it for days now.
Why go of all places to a hobby forum, not Trek, not Props, not auction or Hollywood collectors forum and announce you have this grand lost item and offer no pics or reason why your there with this news?
Unless someone trustable has talked on the phone and recognizes the voice, I'm writing this off.
Last edited by CessnaDriver; Nov 25, 2011 at 2:04 AM.
In in era of numerous TV shows and events with very high profile auctions some even prop focused this person is not behaving rationally if this person is legit.
Hobby Talk is not a place to go with such an announcement if your even half cognizant of the value of this.
If it is true, this person is behaving extremely odd and must not grasp the present reality of possessing this prop. I'll leave that slim chance open since Trek does attract an odd duck now and again.
Yes Personally I think it's B.S. but stranger things have happened in Trekdom
I'm the owner of the Galileo shuttle craft! I can prove it with a picture.
I took it for a spin last night to pick up some Romulan Potato Salad for Thanksgivings today..
That can't be the real Galileo, the real one says Galileo II on the side.
First one burned up, remember.
You're a fraud.
Well I got chewed out by the professed owner over at Dewback Wing for calling BS on this, but pics are said to be forthcoming now. Happy to eat crow of course if it is served.
Last edited by CessnaDriver; Nov 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM.
I don't know what the point of faking this all up would be.
Why they think blurry pictures that could have been taken ten years ago is some kind of proof, I don't know. That's no way to sell it. And it sounds like she wants it gone.
I'll say this. I know people that would pay to have this shipped to CA and have it restored. But not for huge money. It's an albatross and it takes a special collector to own large stuff.
I'm here. No one knows this subject more than me, as far as I know.
If they want it gone and make some money. My address is here.
Come get me, I'll make it happen.
I've chased IT, long enough.
Last edited by micdavis; Nov 24, 2011 at 11:51 PM.
So it looks by the excellent photos provided by the owner that only the strut and the nacelles survived. Of course with this quality of photos we could be looking at an AMT model.
Oh well, that's cleared that up. No doubts now.