Calling all Star Trek fans. It's time to put your credit to the test, refinance your house, rob a bank or whatever it is you need to do. William Shatner/Captain Kirk's Starfleet officer jacket from the 1982 film, Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan will be auctioned off on July 17th at the Heritage Auction Galleries in Beverly Hills. As arguably the most sought out and desired Star Trek collectible (of arguably the most popular of the Star Trek films), the costume piece is predicted to go for $20,000 if not more. Finally, the proper attire for your nightly Khan outbursts.
...You know you want to do it. Go head. Scream!
Now that that's out of the way, let's get back to it. While it's hard to hear any other details after Wrath of Khan, the jacket was actually also used for actor Leon Russom in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country . The names of both actors are listed in the jacket which probably gives it an extra kick in value, even though all we care about is Shatner (let's be honest here).
Mr Norwine [Director of Music and Entertainment Auctions at Heritage] added: "This costume, so different from the previous design features in the series, was an attempt to change the look and feel of the franchise to match a more nautical atmosphere.
"The resulting navel designs would be used in all Star Trek films until Star Trek: First Contact in 1996."
He forgot to add "in my dreams". Like I said, let's be honest here.
Other items up for sale include Leonard Nimoy/Spock's undershirt, DeForest Kelly/Leonard McCoy's uniform and a Klingon costume. The Klingon is only expected to get $2,000 while Bones' get-up is looking at a more flattering $8,000 price tag. Aw, snap! It's okay, random Klingon guy. Nothing I wear will ever be resold for more than $5.00 and a bottle cap.
Best of luck to everyone at the auction and all your crippling future debts!