Star Trek III: The Search For Spock

341 - Live Auction 2015 - Earth Spacedock Model Miniature and Artwork Prints

Stock #50661

A model miniature prototype of the Earth Spacedock and production artwork from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Following its devastating encounter with Khan in the previous film, the Enterprise returned to Earth and disembarked at the Spacedock.

Constructed from moulded sheet plastic, this mock-up is similar to the final version seen in the film. It was used in designing select VFX shots and to determine the scale relationship between the ships and the dock. It features eight docking bays with a wire-supported paper enterprise entering the one of the open ports. The surface of the station displays a grid-like line pattern to simulate panelled construction and features numerous plastic antennas protruding from either end of the station. It’s supported by a metal beam connected to a bespoke base with a metal plaque displaying the film’s title. Included is a clear acrylic cover. Paired with the Spacedock are eight pages of printed production illustrations, and two pages of hand-drawn arttwork. Most of the illustrations refer to the Spacedock as “Space Station Earth” and show the port floating near Earth’s moon. The hand-drawn artwork show the basic shape of the spacedock, and are drawn in pencil with a line down the centre. This lot shows wear due to production use and age, primarily to the artwork which shows discoloration to the paper. The set remains otherwise in very good condition. From the private collection of Steve Gawley. Model dimensions: 31 cm x 31 cm x 45 cm (12 ½” x 12 ¼” x 17 ¾”); artwork dimensions: 38 cm x 43 cm (11” x 17”)

£5,000-7,000

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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