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THREE-DIMENSIONAL CHESS SET
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THREE-DIMENSIONAL CHESS SET

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THREE-DIMENSIONAL CHESS SET
A three-dimensional chess board, the boards of clear acrylic with an aluminum stand -- 25x10x20in. -- accompanied by 10 assorted chess pieces of painted plastic and lathed aluminum -- used in the Ten Forward Lounge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, later appearing in Captain Sisko's quarters in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and in the re-created Ten Forward set in the final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise (11)
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Three-dimensional chess has been part of the Star Trek mythos since 1965, when it was featured in the first scene of the first episode with Captain Kirk. This set was made for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and was used as set dressing throughout the series. The prop maker must have been a fan of the TV series Lost In Space, because one of the custom-made aluminum chess pieces is a replica of the Robot from that series. Also, two other chess pieces seem to incorporate the design of that show's Jupiter II spaceship.

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