Welcome! As part of its ongoing mission to document the Art and Production History of Star Trek, this site will present technical articles on Star Trek prop and costume authentication - focusing on The Original Series - with detailed photos and episode screenshots to complement the information presented; as well as feature pictorials to showcase Star Trek memorabilia in private & public collections, present rare Behind The Scenes TOS imagery & discuss other topics.
Gerald Gurian is a 40+ year collector of screen used Star Trek memorabilia and a passionate fan of TOS
- Star Trek TOS At Auction Part I - Gurian Collection Highlights - Greg Jein TOS Hero Type II Phaser
-Authenticating a TOS Communicator -6 Myths About Star Trek Prop Design -Star Trek 3rd Season Command Tunic
- Design Features of TOS Tricorders -Star Trek Props At National Air & Space - TOS Leatherette Tricorder
- TOS Federation Sciences Dress -Desilu Studio TOS Prop Fabrication - Unreleased Allen/Gurian Prop Photos
- The Beautiful Women of TOS Part I -TOS U.S.S. Enterprise 11' Filming Model - Captain Kirk's Chair from TOS
- Spock Ears -TOS Control Panels & Displays - Mr. Spock's Science Station
- TOS Soundstage at Desilu -TOS Shatner Romulan Pants - The Beautiful Women of TOS Pt. II
- TOS Galileo Shuttlecraft -Greg Jein TOS Cage Laser Pistol - TOS 3rd Season Midgrade Type II Phaser
- Dr. McCoy's Sickbay on TOS -TOS Balok Puppet Head - Captain Kirk "Mirror, Mirror" Tunic
- Greg Jein TOS Hero Tricorder -1992 Smithsonian TOS Cast Video - TOS 1st Season Command Tunic
- TOS "Where No Man" Silver Contact Lenses -TOS Special Effects: The Transporter - The Art of Matt Jefferies
- TOS "Space Seed" Gold Mesh Jumpsuit -Gorn Costume from "Arena" - Rare TOS Behind-the-Scenes Videos
- TOS Stunt Type II Phaser -1993 Bill Theiss Estate Auction - TOS Shatner Command Dress Tunic
- TOS Elasian Royal Guard Tunic -TOS Finnegan Silver "Shore Leave" Tunic - TOS Science Officer Tunic "The Cage"
- TOS Shatner Early 1st Season Command Tunic -William Shatner TOS Tunics At Auction - TOS Shatner Late 1st Season Command Tunic

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Star Trek Original Series Production Crew

These are the outstanding talents responsible for the creation and production of Star Trek behind-the-scenes:

Gene Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 - October 24, 1991) – the Creator of Star Trek; also a screenwriter and Executive Producer

Herbert F. Solow – Vice President of Production for Desilu Studios; he oversaw the development, sales and production of Star Trek

Robert H. Justman (July 13, 1926 - May 28, 2008) – Assistant Director then Associate Producer and Co-Producer of Star Trek

John M. Dwyer – Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award nominated Set Decorator of Star Trek

Walter “Matt” Jefferies (August 12, 1921 – July 21, 2003) – Art Director and Production Designer of Star Trek; best known as the creator of the U.S.S. Enterprise starship design, he also designed the bridge layout for the Enterprise (which influenced the design of the U.S. Navy master communications center at NAS San Diego), the Klingon battle cruiser, and the phaser

William “Bill” Ware Theiss (November 20, 1930 – December 15, 1992) – Costume Designer of Star Trek, creator of the Starfleet uniforms, formal dress tunics, Vina’s Orion slave girl costume, Lt. Palamas’ Greek robe and every other costume that appeared in the original 79 episodes of TOS. Remembered for his daring and revealing designs developed for female guest stars and his unconventional use of materials.

Wah Ming Chang (August 2, 1917 – December 22, 2003) – Artist, Sculptur and Master of Special Effect – designed and manufactured the TOS communicator and TOS tricorder hand props, the Cage laser pistol, the Balok puppet from “The Corbomite Maneuver”, the Romulan Bird-of-Prey starship, the Gorn costume from “Arena”, the Romulan helmets and ears from “Balance of Terror” and the M-113 creature or Salt Vampire from “The Man Trap”

Irving A. Feinberg (February 27, 1908 - August 20, 1991) – Property Master of Star Trek; the cast and crew of TOS informally referred to all of the props on the show as “Feinbergers”

Fred B. Phillips (April 26, 1908 – March 21, 1993) – award-winning Make-up Artist, created and applied the Spock ears to Leonard Nimoy on a daily basis during TOS production

James “Jim” Rugg (January 29, 1919 – February 13, 2004) – Supervisor of Special Effects; won an Emmy Award for mechanical special effects for first season of TOS

Alexander Courage (December 10, 1919 - May 15, 2008) – Music Composer, orchestrator & arranger– developed the “main theme” for Star Trek, and also composed full-length scores for at least four episodes (The Cage, Where No Man Has Gone Before, The Man Trap, The Naked Time). His cues were then tracked in countless other episodes.

Jerry Finnerman (born December 17, 1931)– Cinematographer, Director Photography

Douglas S. Cramer – Executive Producer

Gene L. Coon - Producer

John Meredyth Lucas - Producer

Bernard A. Widin – Producer

John D. F. Black – Associate Producer & Story Editor

Gregg Peters – Associate Producer

Margaret Makau – Wardrobe Mistress

First Assistant Directors: Elliot Schick, Rusty Meek, Gil Kissel, Michael S. Glick, GeneDe Ruelle, Claude Binyon, Jr., Phil Rawlins

Casting: Joseph D'Agosta, William J. Kenney

Music Supervisor: Wilbur Hatch

Music Coordinator: Julian Davidson

Music Editors: Robert H. Raff, Richard Lapham, Jim Henrikson, James Ballas

Music: Joseph Mullendore, Samuel Matlovsky, Sol Kaplan, George Duning, Gerald Fried, Jerry Fielding, Fred Steiner, Ivan Ditmars

Hair Stylists: Virginia Darcy, Pat Westmore

Make-up: John Chambers

Grip: George Rader

Set Decoration: Carl Biddiscombe, Marvin March, Joseph J. Stone

Property Masters: Adam John Backauskas

Gaffer: George H. Merhoff

Assistant to the Producer: Edward K. Milkis

Key Costumer: Ken Harvey

Executive Story Editor & Script Consultant: D. C. Fontana

Script Consultant: Steven W. Carabatsos

Story Consultant: Arthur H. Singer

Film Editors: Fabien D. Tordjmann, Bruce Schoengarth, Donald R. Rode, Frank P. Keller, John Hanley, Bill Brame, Robert L. Swanson

Art Director: Rolland M. Brooks

Art Department: Jim Danforth

Director of Photography: Al Francis

Sound Editors: Joseph G. Sorokin, Jim Bullock

Sound Mixers: Cam McCulloch, Jack F. Lilly, Doug Grindstaff, Gordon L. Day, Carl Daniels

Special Effects: Albert Whitlock, Roger Dorney, Joseph Westheimer, Linwood G. Dunn, Darrell Anderson

Graphics: Michael Minor

Sound Recordist: Elden Ruberg

Post Production: Bill Heath

Research: Kellam De Forest

Other: Thomas Kellogg

Stunts: Richard Antoni, Bobby Bass, Paul Baxley, Bob Bralver, Frank Da Vinci, Al Wyatt, Jerry Summers, Tom Steele, Paul Stader, Roy N. Sickner, Carl Saxe, Bill Catching, Bobby Clark, David Sharpe, Bob Orrison, Bob Miles, Troy Melton, Bob Lyon, Carey Loftin, Jim Jones, Dick Dial, Vince Deadrick, Sr., Chuck Clow, Jesse Wayne, William Blackburn, Jay Jones, Donna Garrett, Gary Combs, Frank Babich, Victor Toyota, Chuck O'Brien, Julie Ann Johnson, Bob Herron, Dick Geary, Bennie E. Dobbins, Denver Mattson, Hal Needham, Chuck Couch, Allen Pinson, David Perna, Regina Parton, Max Kleven, Loren Janes, Alan Gibbs, Ralph Garrett, Louie Elias, Gary Downey, Dick Crockett, Phil Adams

Many thanks to fellow TOS fan John Garrett for technical support in the formulation of the above lists, especially in the Research and various Music related categories.

The Production Credits as shown per season are displayed below: