'Terra Nova' Vehicles Headed To Auction - Takers? Bueller? Bueller?
OK, let's just admit this, upfront and right now: this won't be a fraction as tantalizing as owning a replica "Game of Thrones" iron throne.
That being said, the dozens who apparently liked Fox's newly deceased "Terra Nova" and the several who feel it's just another sci-fi drama that perished under Fox's genre-exclusive incompetence should give this a look.
As reported by TMZ this evening, the Steven Spielberg-produced man-amid-the-dinosaurs drama's vehicles are headed to the auction block. The modified 1980s and '90s Land Cruisers and Range Rovers are due to be sold in Australia in a matter of hours. Though probably only "lightly used" over the course of the show's single season before this spring's cancelation, each comes with a handy warning: "Has been modified modified by MovieWorld Studios for a popular TV show, NOT for road use. Inspection recommended."
OK, I'm done now.
Second, the asking price is actually somewhat reasonable. They're reportedly expected to fetch between $2,409 for one of the '85 Range Rovers and $6,059 for a 1990 Toyota Land Cruiser. Then again, you'll be saddled not only with a vehicle that's in all likelihood not road-ready, the cost of making it road-worthy and of course, having to forever more admit that you paid thousands of dollars to own a "Terra Nova" prop.
Why stop here? There's got to be something that can be fetched for the robe Eric Roberts wore as The Master in "Doctor Who: The Enemy Within." Just attach a similar appropriate warning.
"Will make you look like an ass-hat. Fox is not responsible for 'Doctor Who' fans mistaking you for Mr. Roberts and pelting you with garbage and road kill. Was worn in a horrible, made-for-TV adaptation of a beloved sci-fi franchise. Stench of shame likely to never be washed out of it."