With the closure of the studio in 1957 in the wake of box office flop The Conqueror, RKO would ultimately become a part of Paramount Pictures, who would go on to use one of the numerous leftover spearheads from the old RKO prop inventory in the production of the Star Trek pilot “The Cage”, used by Captain Pike (Jeffrey Hunter) to kill a Kalar on Rigel VII. While the pilot went unaired, the footage from the pilot was later reused for the two-part Star Trek episode “The Menagerie”.
Made of machined metal, the spearhead features a serrated edge on the rear with a long edge on the front. The edges have been blunted to prevent serious injury during use on the production. A stamp at the base of the spearhead reads “RKO A10421”. Displaying some light surface corrosion and marks from use on numerous RKO productions, the piece remains in very good condition.
Item size - 29.92" x 7.48" x 2.76" (76cm x 19cm x 7cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.