For example, take this auction for a silver cast of Data’s head. The head is originally from the episode "Time’s Arrow," which required a simulacrum of Brent Spiner’s noggin to knock off and bury underground for 500 years. If only it had been Wesley Crusher’s.
But I digress. The head has been dug out of the old Paramount warehouse and is now up on eBay, with a current bid of $500. But what comforts me is the knowledge that whoever will eventually purchase this will be a true Star Trek fan who simply wants a dead-eyed, motionless Data to stare at him from his mantle (and not just some pervert who intends to bore out the mouth and hook up a vacuum hose through the neck).
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