Valuable feedback from Jacob McMurray of EMP, upon whose probity I cast risible doubt in my last post. In coming up with a picture of Captain Kirk's command chair from the Starship Enterprise to illustrate the claim that said chair formed the core of Paul Allen's sci-fi collection at the EMP Museum, I ran across the google-gossip that the chair was actually owned by Christian Slater. Jacob e-mailed me to say:
"On the Captain Kirk’s chair thing, Paul Allen does definitely own Kirk’s chair from the Enterprise. I know that there is at least 1 other one, and maybe more – often they would make duplicate props. So that could be what Christian Slater owns."
Thanks for reading, Jacob!
Here are the gentleman in question: actor Christian Slater
and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen:
I have to say Christian Slater seems to have taken his fandom a little too far, what with the outfit AND the hairdo. Or maybe there's a plausible explanation for that too.