As the Sci FI Channel’s Battlestar Galactica draws to a close, fans will have a chance to get one-of-a-kind props, set pieces and costumes from the dark show, officials said Thursday.
NBC Universal Television is teaming up Propworx to offer thousands Battlestar items to the public in a series of live and online auctions beginning Jan. 16 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif.
Some of the items that will be available to bid on include full size ships, “Admiral William Adama’s” desk, a Cylon Raider, and six to 12 costumes from each major character including Viper flight suits and “Caprica Six’s” red dress. A portion of the auction’s proceeds will benefit United Way.
The auctions will kick off with a preview day Jan. 16, which will also feature a series of live panel discussions with the creative team that developed all the props, costumes and set pieces for Battlestar Galactica.
The two-day live auction event will take place Jan. 17 and 18, and will feature hundreds of items from the first three seasons of the show. The live auction will also be available to view online at www.battlestarprops.com so that those unable to make it to Pasadena will have a chance to bid electronically. On Jan. 20 some 200 items will be offered on eBay for those that were unable to participate in the live auctions over the weekend.
Then, as previously announced, additional items will be made available for auction each week on eBay in conjunction with the airing of Battlestar Galactica and will feature items that appeared in that particular episode. The first of these auctions will take place Jan. 23 and will conclude Jan. 30.