To Boldly Litigate

Last year Christie's auction house dropped jaws when it tractor-beamed in more than $7 million in bits for a massive Star Trek auction featuring props, costumes, and a little box to keep your dignity in. Now Brent "Data" Spiner himself has apparently confirmed that some of the items were not authentic. Ted Moustakis got ripped off to the tune of $12,000 by winning Data's poker visor, the Enterprise poker table, and Data's costume. When he showed the visor to Brent, Brent told him that he'd sold the original off years ago. On eBay. Now the guy is suing Christie's for $710,000. Start checking your science fiction auction items for "Made in China" stickers immediately.