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Authentic Replica of Star Trek’s Iconic Tridimensional Chess Set
The authorized re-creation of the Star Trek Tridimensional chess set from the Franklin Mint is being released in honor of the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series. The 32 game pieces are precision cast and coated in sterling silver or 24 karat gold, with three main playing boards, and four moveable “attack boards”. It also comes complete with a specially designed collectible booklet containing the history of the game and the rules of play. It is a stunning, limited edition showpiece. Measures 14” tall featuring 3 main 4.25” boards and 4 movable 2.1” attack boards. Total: 5.8 lbs.
Since its inception in 1964, Star Trek has captured the hearts and minds of fans eager for a brighter future. The series’ views and ideas have moved beyond the screen and inspired the world outside of Science Fiction.
An example of its influence is this Star Trek Tri-dimensional Chess Set. It was first seen in the original series episode “Court Martial” where Captain Kirk is under investigation for the death of a Lieutenant Commander due to his research pod being jettisoned from the ship during an ion storm. Kirk claims this act was necessary to save the Enterprise during “Red Alert”. Unfortunately for Kirk, the computer log says the ship was in “Yellow Alert” at the time of the incident. The clever Vulcan, Mr. Spock, realizes the computer had been tampered with. He came to this conclusion based on the fact that he was able to defeat the computer four times in a game of Chess, despite the fact that he himself had written the computer’s Chess program and therefore should have achieved no more than a draw. Both Spock and the Chess set save the day!
Since the debut of “Court Martial” fans have been fascinated with the Tri-dimensional chess set featured in the episode.There have been many pop culture references to it, including episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Doctor Who”. The Star Trek Tridimensional chess set is bold, distinctive, eminently logical, and has everything you’ll need to start your intergalactic chess playing expedition.