Featured Prop ST:TNG Pilot Episode Prop “Drug Dispenser”

Here is a pretty cool item from my private collection, a Star Trek: The Next Generation prop from the premeire episode. Encounter at Farpointfarpoint1 is the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which premiered in syndication on September 28, 1987. I acquired this cool prop from Screen Used Movie Props And Wardrobe a couple of years ago. I really like this one as it is a rare piece from the show , I think there are only 5 maybe that were made not including the “Q” hero one. Also what I like about this piece is that it is from the very first episode that kicked off the series that would change Science Fiction TV forever. I currently have this displayed in a medium sized shadow box along with a reference picture and Description.

Prop Description:

A nonfunctional prop “drug dispensers” made for the premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint”.

The item was part of a ‘21st century military uniform’ depicted in the episode to make the point of humanity’s barbaric military resorted to drug addiction to keep its troops in line during the ‘Third World War’, a conflict frequently alluded to in various Star Trek series, but never seen.

The drug dispenser is a tan colored cast resin prop with painted details and a penned on ‘ARMY, R2D3PO-D’. The items measure approx. 3.25 X 2.25 inches and 3 X 3.25 X .75 inches respectively.

Additionally this prop is autographed on the back by Actor John De Lancie who played “Q”.  Note this is not the hero that John De Lancie wore.

Reference: http://startrekpropcollector.com/trekauctions/item.pl?i=1960

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