All posts by Miranda McCabe

Star Trek Live Auction… Style in the Stars: Redesigning the Starfleet

The Star Trek crew uniform is an iconic piece of the franchise. Since the original series, the primary colored tunic/black pant combination has been one of the most culturally identifiable images, and was translated and updated for the latest films…

Star Trek Live Auction… The Danger Beyond: Navigating Klingon Space

Throughout Star Trek’s 50 years of existence, the Klingons have remained one of the most dangerous and problematic species in Starfleet’s orbit. Naturally, the Klingons return in the new films and remain in brutal opposition to the Starfleet mission…

Star Trek Live Auction… The Final Frontier: Uniforms and Props From the USS Enterprise

Debuting in 1966, Star Trek unleashed a pop-culture phenomenon that would permanently keep a residence in the consciousness and hearts of science fiction fans. With Star Trek’s popularity, Starfleet’s Captain William T. Kirk, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, and the ever-so-logical Mr. Spock quickly catapulted from television series characters to beloved icons.

Star Trek Live Auction… Andy Siegel: Starfleet’s Prop Master

Working as the Prop Master for a major motion picture is a tough job, even when the pieces you’re creating aren’t already iconic. When industry veteran Andy Siegel landed the job for Star Trek Into Darkness, he was not only taking on a sequel to a successful film, but a legacy of props and design that’s now over 50 years in the making. Thankfully, Andy was nice enough to visit memory lane with us and share a bit about what it was like to help equip the Starship Enterprise….

Prop Store Presents.. Curated Cullens: Set Dressing in ‘The Twilight Saga’

With an eternity ahead of them, the vampires of Forks, Washington needed creative ways to fill their time and keep their minds engaged with the world. While some vampires took part in far less savory creative outlets, the Cullen family seems to have made art collecting their hobby, and decorated their house with an eclectic collection of paintings, sculpture, and more. Take a look now at some of the examples of Cullen set dressing in The Twilight Saga Online Auction.

Prop Store Presents… Timed Auctions For Twihards

We know! You thought 2016’s The Twilight Saga Live Auction was your only shot at walking away with something original from the films. But now original props and costumes from The Twilight Saga are back on the auction block in a timed, online auction. And since we figured some bidders would have questions, here are the In’s and Out’s of bidding in The Twilight Saga Online Auction.

Prop Store Live Auction 2017… Final Round-Up

The 2017 Prop Store Live Auction is now behind us, and the amazing lots that sold are getting ready to go off to some very lucky winning bidders! With all the interest in this year’s auction, we thought that it would be fitting to end with a round-up of some of this year’s highlights…

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… Movie Legends

Welcome to the next instalment of our weekly Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2017 Live Auction. Today’s topic is ‘Movie Legends’, and we will be focusing on five of the biggest movie stars, ranging from the urbane Roger Moore and the masterful Al Pacino, through to some of the top action heroes of all time (Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger)…

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… Super Heroes and Super Villains

Welcome to the next of our weekly Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2017 Live Auction. Today we will be focusing on ‘Super Heroes and Super Villains’

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… Horror

Get ready to be scared, as this week’s Live Auction Preview Blog looks into some of our most Horror-ful lots coming up for auction…

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… Movie Artwork

Welcome to the week three of our Preview Blogs for the upcoming Prop Store 2017 Live Auction.  Today’s theme is Movie Artwork. From conceptual sketches to full paintings, let’s take a look at some of our favourite pieces coming up in this year’s auction…

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… Cult Movies

Welcome to the second of our weekly Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2017 Live Auction.  Today’s theme is Cult Movies. In time honoured fashion, the selection of movies is very diverse, so hopefully one of these films or series might appear on your own personal list of favourite films…

Prop Store Live Auction 2017 Presents… 80s Sci-FI Icons

Welcome to the first of our Preview Blogs for the Prop Store 2017 Live Auction. During August and September, we will give you a weekly advance preview of some of the very special items that we have in store for you….

Spectral Auction : The Weta Way

While most productions call for a specialty prop or two, few projects demand an arsenal of unique and intricate designs seen in the Legendary and Netflix Original film, Spectral. To meet the script’s demands, the world-famous Weta Workshop, under the leadership of senior concept designer Christian Pearce, was tapped to design all the unique cameras, guns, and goggles from the ground up. Take a look now at some of the key pieces created for the film.

Spectral Auction: Improvised Warfare

The members of the Delta team are highly trained for the very worst warfare imaginable, but even they don’t stand a chance against an enemy that can’t be killed. To fight the dangerous hyperspectral condensates they encounter, the Delta team improvises some unique weapons before battle. Check out some of these highlight weapon lots that are open for bidding now in the Spectral Auction.

The Undead Life: Highlights from the Freaks of Nature Auction

Every small town is known for something, but you probably didn’t grow up in a town with vampires, zombies, werewolves, and the occasional alien invader. The good people of Dillford, living and otherwise, know the daily concerns of living with the supernatural all too well, and have adapted to their unusual neighbors. Take a look now at some of the more practical fantasy props from the Freaks of Nature Auction…

Prop Store Collection Presents… Kane Alien Spacesuit

Get up close and personal with one of our favourite items in the Prop Store Collection – the Kane Alien Spacesuit…

Alien Covenant: Prop & Costume Exhibition

Check out this sneak peek at some of the props and costumes from the upcoming Alien: Covenant…

Prop Store Presents… Raised By A Robot: Sarah & Pops

When it comes to relationships, many would say that blood is thicker than water. However, for Sarah Connor and her T-800 guardian, affectionately nicknamed “Pops,” a tripled-armored, hyper-alloy, chip controlled combat chassis serves as the foundation for a lasting relationship. With Terminator Genisys, the legacy of the classic science fiction franchise is used to build an alternate timeline that finds Sarah Connor being prepared and protected by her very own T-800…

Prop Store’s Presents… Fighting For The Future

While much of Terminator Genisys takes place before the rise of Skynet, early sequences of the future war keep the looming threat of Judgement Day alive throughout the film. With heavy fire power on both sides of the fight, the war wages on between man and metal…

Prop Store’s presents… The Terminator Legacy

As the fifth film in the franchise, Terminator Genisys integrates characters, plot elements, and, most importantly, props from the past to tell a new version of the ever-changing Terminator timeline. Take a look now at some of the items in our Terminator Genisys Auction that relate back to the series’ beginnings…

Prop Store’s presents… Trekking Off the Page

Our blog coverage of the Star Wars & Star Trek Blueprint Auction is back and, as promised, we are sticking to a galaxy a little closer to home this time and exploring some of the great Star Trek lots in the sale…

Prop Store’s presents… Designs From Far, Far Away

Our Star Wars & Star Trek Blueprint Auction represents some of the very best design work that two of our favorite galaxies have to offer. We will examine lots from the Star Trek side of the aisle soon enough but, never ones to cross the streams more than we need to, let’s first dive in to some of the standout lots brought to us from long ago in that far off galaxy…

Prop Store’s T2 Trainspotting Auction presents… Sick Boy

With bidding in Prop Store’s T2 Trainspotting Auction well underway in support of our two charities The Junction and Calton Athletic, we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite pieces from hilarious fan-favourite Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) to whet your bidding appetite…

Prop Store’s Penny Dreadful Auction… Clothes Maketh the Monster

Taking place in a turn-of-the-century London, filled with some of literature’s most iconic monsters, demons, and mad men, Penny Dreadful was uniquely positioned as a period show with a heavy dose of fantasy and magic thrown in for good measure. This combination of supernatural forces in an historical context can be felt in every aspect of the show, including the characters’ wardrobe…

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