Kataan Probe Pendant Prop Replica
- 1:1 Scale Replica
- Handcrafted in the USA
- Precious metals and jewelry-grade components, aged by hand
- Designed in collaboration with the fan community
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, we are proud to offer an iconic object from one of its most beloved episodes, “The Inner Light.”
The Kataan probe pendant serves as a lynchpin of the story, bridging the fading memory of Picard's life as captain of the Enterprise to his new life as the Ressikan ironweaver Kamin. The object, which bears the same form as the probe from the planet Kataan that Picard had recently encountered on the bridge of his ship, shocks and confuses him when he sees it around his wife Eline's neck, setting the stage for the mysteriously shifting realities of an episode that would become an all-time fan favorite.
This faithful recreation is another in our series of direct collaborations with Star Trek fans. It is the result of intense study, sophisticated computer modeling, and countless iterative prototypes and experiments—a labor of love for the two lifelong TNG prop replica enthusiasts who designed and produced it, Ethan Williams and Ryan Norbauer.
The pendant is made of bronze, which like our IDIC replica, is made using ancient lost-wax casting techniques at a small jewelry atelier in Providence, Rhode Island. It is hand polished and then antiqued to a dark patina by hand to look just like the original. The ball chain is made of sterling silver and will naturally oxidize on its own over time to look even more like the original.
The pendant measures approximately 1.5 inches tall and the chain is 24 inches long. Both the pendant and its certificate of authenticity arrive in an eco-friendly textured paper gift box, subtly evocative of the traditional green Ressikan box in which Picard received his flute from the probe.
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