Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry owned one of the first Mac-Pluses Apple built, back in 1986, and this led to him featuring the computer in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Now you can own Gene's Mac, model number 0001.

Roddenberry's computer isn't the first Mac-Plus off the production line, as some had mistakenly stated. Rather, it's one of the very first Macintosh 128 computers built, which Apple presented to Roddenberry. According to the auction house, Apple then upgraded the computer to a Mac-Plus and gave it the Mac-Plus model number of M-0001. (Apparently, according to our sister site Gizmodo, the computer really is still a Mac-128, and the "Mac-Plus" thing is meaningless.)

Either way, the computer shows how Roddenberry was an early adopter of technology, and gives some context for the famous "Scotty tries to talk to a Mac" scene in TVH:


So how can you own Gene Roddenberry's Mac? It might even cost that much. According to auction house Profiles In History:

This amazing artifact, which is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod, will be a special addition to Profiles in History's October 8-9, 2009 auction of Hollywood memorabilia. It has an estimated sale price of $800-$1200. Worldwide bidding begins at 12:00 PM (noon) both days and can be placed either in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet at:….

And then all you need to do is launch the Mac-Plus into space, where it'll be found by alien intelligences and upgraded to become super-intelligent, so it can come back to Earth and kill us all.